Mikaela Pauline Shiffrin is a famous American skier. The Olympic Gold medalist was born on the 13th of March 1995 in Vail, Colorado, United States of America. She enrolled at Vermont’s Burke Mountain Academy after her family moved to New Hampshire, Lyme when she was 8. She graduated from the academy in 2013.
Mikaela is best described as the former teenage prodigy who became the youngest American alpine skier ever to win a world championship in 2013 and then went on to win gold medals at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics. Her skills can be said to be hereditary because both of her parents were skilled ski instructors.
Mikaela Shiffrin Career Details
She took to professional skiing at a young age and dominated several competitions in her early career. According to Olympicchannel.com, There is a strong argument to say that Mikaela Shiffrin is the most dominant athlete in any sport on the planet right now. At age 15, Young Mikaela competed in her first competition when she reached the eligibility requirements, and she won the Nor-Am Cup in 2010 after just eight races at the senior level. Many have compared her to the likes of Janica Kostelic, Linsey Vonn, the most successful female skier in history. By comparison, it took Vonn 44 runs to secure a podium finish.
In 2010, Mikaela cemented her place in the ski world after catching the attention of international ski community the same year when she won the Trofeo Topolino race, one of the most prestigious ski events in Italy. In the same year, Shiffrin won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships in Cans-Montana, Switzerland.
In 2011, she made her world cup debut in a giant slalom ski competition in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, at age 16. Later that year, she won the slalom title in the US National Championship, at winter park, Colorado. She achieved this feat in her home state and became the youngest ski racer to win the national alpine title in American history. In the coming years, she won her first world cup race in Are, Sweden, at the age of 17, being the second youngest American to win the competition. Also, she dominated Europe after securing podium finishes at competitions in Zagreb, Flachau and winning in Lenzerheide.
In 2014, Shiffrin competed in Sochi Winter Olympics. At the time, she was already the youngest slalom world champion in history. Shiffrin was able to recover after a bumpy second round and took the gold medal. She is the youngest winner in Olympic history for her category. She was also the first American athlete to win the gold medal in the tournament after 42 years.
Other prominent achievements in her career include achieving a new margin record of 3.07 seconds over the runner-up at the Aspen competitions, winning gold and silver at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, winning the Super-G race in Lake Louise, thereby becoming the only skier to win all six currently contested alpine skiing disciplines, to mention but a few.
Mikaela has won eleven world cup season titles, has 68 wins and 100 podium finishes through her professional career. It is safe to say that she is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of the sport.
Mikaela Shiffrin Net Worth
According to WealthyGorilla.com, she has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Her source of income is from her career and other commercial endorsement deals.
Mikaela Shiffrin Dating History And Marriage Details
Regarding her relationship status, she is reported to have been dating Mathieu Faivre for close to five years. Also, it was reported that she dated Brennan Rubie.
Mikaela Shiffrin Parents And Siblings
Concerning her family, she was born to Jeff and Eileen Shiffrin. Both of her parents were ski instructors and Jeff skied at Dartmouth College. Her father is also an anesthesiologist. Unfortunately, her father is late, after he had an accident at home. Her older brother is Taylor Shiffrin.
Mikaela Shiffrin Body Measurements
Mikaela has a female athletic body. She is 5”7 in height and a weight of 64 kg. Other body measurements include 36 inches in bust size, 26 inches in waist size and 35 inches in hips size.
Mikaela Shiffrin House And Cars
Mikaela lives in her home located at Edwards, Colorado. The house was described as a “Sanctuary” by Today’s reporter, Natalie Morales.
She owns and drives cars like Range Rover Evoque 2020, Audi and a GMC truck.