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PHOTOS: Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic gold medal winner from Eagle-Vail Colorado

Posted Feb 21, 2014


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Just when it seemed Mikaela Shiffrin was going to remove all suspense from her pursuit of Olympic history Friday night, the precocious teenager from Eagle-Vail had a heart-stopping flirtation with disaster that made her coach, and her mother, think the gold medal she seemed destined to win was lost. Shiffrin stayed upright, gathered herself and, although giving away precious time there, was able to make a big lead from the first leg stand up. She won by more than a half-second to become, at 18, the youngest slalom champion in Olympic history. Here is a collection of photos of the gold medal winner.

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