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Mikaela Shiffrin out of 2nd race in a row

Mikaela Shiffrin Beijing Olympics Alpine Skiing
Posted at 7:53 PM, Feb 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-08 21:53:09-05

BEIJING (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin has missed a gate early in the first run of the slalom at the Beijing Games and is out of the event.

Just like in her first event of these Olympics, the giant slalom, the American racer was done for the day within a matter of seconds.

After Wednesday's mistake in the slalom, which she won at the 2014 Sochi Games, Shiffrin sat on the side of the hill and bowed her head.

The 26-year-old Shiffrin is trying to become the first Alpine ski racer from the United States to win three Olympic golds across a career.

She has said she hoped to enter all five individual events at Yanqing Alpine Skiing Center.