Mikaela Shiffrin Pulls Out of Weekend’s World Cup Races Due to Lack of Training

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Mikaela Shiffrin
Shiffrin skis to second place in her first World Cup back in 300 days. Credit: Getty Images

Mikaela Shiffrin will sit-out this weekend’s World Cup races in Switzerland after not getting in as much training as she would have liked due to the covid-19 pandemic.

“Due to travel restrictions associated with COVID-19, opportunities for training speed this summer were non-existent for Americans.”

– the US team said in a statement

Shiffrin was set to compete in two super-G races scheduled for St. Moritz, where she won two years ago.

Shiffrin is now looking towards two giant slaloms on December 12-13 in Courchevel, France. A statement from the US team added that Shiffrin has not trained since January for downhill or super-G and has also has been limited by a back injury this season.

She placed second and fifth in her last events, both slaloms in Levi, Finland.

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