Shiffrin’s disappointment stirs lessons from Biles

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2022
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When Mikaela Shiffrin careened off the course, another expected gold medal slipping away before she hardly got started, the announcers from NBC let her have it.

“One of the bigger shockers in Olympic alpine skiing history,” play-by-play man Dan Hicks bellowed.

“Almost a rookie mistake,” analyst Ted Ligety, a two-time gold medalist himself, chimed in harshly.

The cameras homed in on Shiffrin, who clicked out of her skis and plopped down on the artificial snow — head bowed, arms resting on bent knees — as she tried to process another unimaginable...

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