9 More Reasons to Love Olympic Alpine Skier Mikaela Shiffrin
Skier Mikaela Shiffrin has already reached the pinnacle of achievement in her sport, despite being just 22 years-old. She also has a strong affinity for pickles. The latter portion of the athlete's personality might be overshadowed by her prowess on the slopes: She's already notched a gold medal in Olympic slalom and can call herself the reigning overall World Cup champ, but there's way more than meets the eye when it comes to Shiffrin.
She returns to competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang on Tuesday night at 8pm ET, when Women's Alpine Skiing begins. In the meantime, get to know a little bit more about the American prodigy, as explained in her own words: