Mikaela Shiffrin Makes History – The Snow Report (S7E11)
This Week On The Snow Report!
This week on The Snow Report, we’re talking all things Olympics. It’s pretty safe to say that out of all the seasons of the Olympics, the Winter Olympics is the personal favorite of The Snow Report. It’s skiing, it’s snowboarding, it’s all things snow. And things are really starting to ramp up as we are just over two weeks out from opening ceremonies. Teams are being announced, Mikaela Shiffrin makes history again, and uniforms are being unveiled. And we got you covered on all that and more in this week’s show!
Mikaela Shiffrin Makes History!
Mikaela Shiffrin is arguably the face of skiing and the Winter Olympics here in the US. And the queen of slalom is at it again. She won her 47th world cup title in the event under the lights in Schladming, Austria. That’s the most in a single discipline ever. By anyone, man or woman. She skied an absolutely blazing 2nd run! Coming back from half a second down to take the top of the podium over her rival Petra Vlhova. Can’t wait to see these two go head to head for the gold in Beijing!
Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix
Mammoth Mountain has hosted the Grand Prix for over ten years. However, this year was all the more special, because it was one of the last Olympic Qualifying events. Men and Women skiers and snowboarders, competed in both Halfpipe and Slopestyle disciplines. The event was a huge success, with many US Athletes punching their tickets to Beijing. Final US Team spots will be announced on January 21st!
Olympics. But Make It Fashion…
What do you tune into the games for? The athleticism? The artistry? The triumph of the human spirit? The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat? Sure, sure, all that’s great. But, what about the looks? The gear, the fits, the clothes. That’s right a big part of the pomp and circumstance of the Olympic Games is what these athletes are wearing! On that note, this week the US Snowboard team revealed their uniforms for the games. And they are…well, a look, that’s for sure. Past uniforms have been inspired by baseball, and quilts, and blue jeans and space suits. 2022 is definitely not that. Take a look for yourselves!
Going For The Gold!
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