She is the real thing. Mikaela Shiffrin, not yet even 21 years old (Born March 25, 1995), is leading the FIS World Cup Ski Racing championships. Mikaela is a slalom/giant slalom specialist, and at one point in the 2016-2017 season, she had won seven straight slalom races. Currently, she is ranked number 1 Overall in the World Cup, No. 1 in Slalom, and No. 2 in Slalom. She’s good.
There’s more to come on Mikaela (who made the 2014 Olympic Team). But…for a very good warmup to one of the World’s very best young skiers, enjoy this nice video, “Mikaela Shiffrin: Nothing is Impossible”. The video was put together by the Mikaela Shiffrin Fan Club (if you look closely, you can see the logo in the lower right hand corner) and is very well done, in HD (mostly) and loaded with we like to see: terrific slow motion shots. Someone in the club is a darn good video editor. While you’re watching the video, notice the fluidity of her movement and her technical precision. There are some lessons there for all of us.
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The Fine Print: Embed courtesy of our friends at You Tube, who have an amazingly large collection of great ski (and ice boating) videos available for your viewing pleasure. Thanks, guys, for sharing. This post is number 966 for this site.