[OLYMPICS] Mikaela Shiffrin Finished 18th in Olympic Downhill

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Mikaela Shiffrin in the women’s downhill at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

Yesterday, Mikaela Shiffrin finished in 18th place in the downhill at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

It is the first time the 26-year-old has competed in the downhill event at an Olympics.

Her first run in a time of 1:34.36 put her in 11th place, but she dropped to 18th by the time the event was over.

Switzerland’s Corinne Suter won with a time of 1:31.87, beating out Italy’s defending Olympic champion Sofia Goggia, who finished in 1:32.03. Nadia Delago, also of Italy, posted a time of 1:32.44 to take bronze.

Team USA’s Keely Cashman finished with 1:34.13 to place one spot ahead of Shiffrin in 17th. Jacqueline Wiles (1:34.60) was 21st, while Alix Wilkinson failed to finish the race.

Shiffrin skied out on the first run in each of her first two events at the games, the slalom, and giant slalom, before finishing ninth in the super-G. Her last chance of an individual medal will come in the combined event on Thursday, before the team event on Saturday.

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