U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin crashes out of second Olympic event
Driving the news: Shiffrin also crashed in her first event, the women's giant slalom, on Monday.
- In both races, she went off course early. During the slalom, Shiffrin was off course by the third gate.
- Shiffrin was a medal contender in both events, previously winning Olympic gold in the slalom in 2014 and in the giant slalom in 2018.
The big picture: The three-time Olympian was looking to cement her status as one of the best in the history of the sport at only 26 years old.
What's next: Shiffrin still has three other individual events in Beijing: the downhill, super-G and combined.
- She is trying to become the first Alpine ski racer from the U.S. to win three Olympic golds in her career.
Our thought bubble, via Axios' Kendall Baker: That's now back-to-back Olympics that the faces of Team USA — Simone Biles and Shiffrin — have fallen drastically short of their, and our, expectations.
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.