Updated Feb 17, 2022 - Sports

Mikaela Shiffrin fails to finish for 3rd time at Beijing Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin of Team USA in action in the Olympic women's alpine combined downhill at the National Alpine Ski Center Yanqing, China, February 17.
Mikaela Shiffrin of Team USA in action in the Olympic women's alpine combined downhill at the National Alpine Ski Center Yanqing, China, February 17. Photo: Michael Kappeler/Picture Alliance via Getty Images

U.S. alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin is out of medal contention in the women's alpine combined after she didn't finish the slalom portion following a fall at the Beijing Winter Olympics event on Thursday.

The big picture: It's the third time at the Beijing Games that the Colorado skier hasn't finished a run in what was her final individual event of this Olympics.

  • The two-time Olympic gold medalist has spoken of how moved she's been by the overwhelming support she's received from fans and fellow Olympians following her setbacks at the Beijing Games.

What she's saying: "There was so much positive that's happened in the last couple weeks," Shiffrin told NBC after her event on Thursday.

What's next: Shiffrin has one last chance at an Olympic medal, in the mixed team event, where she will become the second woman to ski at six Winter Olympics events.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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