Posted at 6:00 p.m.
(Jangjiaco) For the third time in five starts at the Beijing Olympics, Michael Shifrin left the course after a few gates.
“Right now, it’s like a joke”, the American star skier launched after this other disappointment in Alpine’s slalom round, the last private event to “save” her Olympics on Thursday afternoon.
The most successful athlete in history with 73 wins on the World Cup circuit, the 26-year-old skier almost always reaches the bottom of two runs. By her own calculations, 60% of her vacations in her career have now taken place at the Olympics.
All things considered, Schiffrin’s disappointments at Yankwing were similar to those of Michael Kings crashing on the third bump in qualifying.
As luck would have it, she failed between her stakes in the way her trainer Mike Day designed.
I did not feel stressed [en haut de parcours]. There is always stress, but I feel good and relaxed. I know my plan. I’m focused, I’m skiing well and it’s not working yet.
Manuel Gamper, head coach of the women’s team …