A Beautiful Sight

I was at the gym tonight and looked up just as Mikaela Shiffrin started her slalom run. It was one of the most amazing athletic performances I have ever seen. She took an almost perfect line down the slope with only one mistake which  she recovered from immediately.

I used to do a lot of ski racing, and she would have won the men’s gold medal not too many years ago with a run like that.

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4 Responses to A Beautiful Sight

  1. Gamecock says:

    I didn’t see it, but I can relate. My generation was enthralled with Franz Klammer in the 1976 Olympics.

  2. Sundance says:

    Hey I raced too! Only club racing and not quite at the level of the Mahre brothers; but I had the same Marker bindings (lol). My cousin ran the Keystone Mountain kids ski instruction program for a few years and got to ski with the Mahres, Billy Kidd, etc. My biggest achievement in ski racing was meeting my future wife. That gold medal effort still shines 36 years later. 🙂

  3. Gail Combs says:

    this is one of the few times I miss having a TV set.

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