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Meet Alpine Skier

Mikaela Shiffrin

Age 18, Eagle-Vail, Colo.

A prodigy, Shiffrin is already a world champion. She is one of the favorites to win the gold medal in slalom and a threat to win a medal in giant slalom, either of which would make her the youngest U.S. Alpine skiing medalist in history.

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