Why Skiing Phenom Mikaela Shiffrin Could Become America's Next Olympic Superstar

B/R StudiosFeatured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2014

For years, Lindsey Vonn has owned the skiing podium and media spotlight in the United States.

But now that the most decorated women's skier in American history is out of the Olympics, all eyes turn to 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin, who is ready to set the world on fire in Sochi.

As a teenager, Shiffrin is already the most dominant slalom skier in the world and is extremely strong in all other disciplines.

Find out what it's like to travel the world as a teenager and how much confidence the Colorado native has going into competition in this video.

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