Mikaela Shiffrin got here into these Video games with the purpose of competing in 5 occasions. She did so, although she fell wanting her bigger ambitions, failing to complete three races and coming in ninth and 18th in two others.
She was scheduled to compete in her sixth race on Saturday: a combined workforce occasion, the one mixed-gender ski racing occasion on the Winter Video games. However persistent sturdy winds within the mountains outdoors Beijing pressured a postponement. If the occasion can’t be held on Sunday it will not be held in any respect, because the Video games shut Sunday night.
The occasion — which resembles parallel slalom, the place two skiers go head-to-head on an identical programs — was first held at an Olympics in 2018.
“Why do I maintain coming again? Gosh is aware of it hurts greater than it feels good recently,” Shiffrin wrote on Twitter after failing to complete her last particular person occasion. “I come again as a result of these first 9 turns as we speak had been spectacular, actually heaven.”
The workforce occasion can be Shiffrin’s last alternative to win a medal in Beijing.
On Twitter, she shared some hateful messages she had acquired after her disappointing performances. In a video posted to the site, she provided some recommendation on find out how to ignore detrimental suggestions.
“You possibly can select to take them, and dwell on them, and allow them to make you wish to retire, allow them to make you wish to disappear and simply by no means be seen once more,” she stated. “Or you may simply say, ‘Hey, I’ve obtained an ideal humorousness, and I’ve obtained much more to offer to this world, so again off and let me do my factor. And I feel a number of you on the market who is likely to be experiencing these hate messages, I feel a number of you might have that fireside in you, so that you simply go for it.”