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.