At this point, Mikaela Shiffrin doesn’t seem to have much faith in herself. She may have won three Olympic medals, but anyone may fall victim to tragedy.
U.S. alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin shocked the sports world this week when she was disqualified from both of her medal-worthy races at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Shiffrin told reporters that she was “second guessing the last 15 years, everything I thought I understood about my own skiing and slalom and racing mentality” after her second disqualification on Wednesday.
Athletes All Around The World have Shown Their Support for Shiffrin
Although athletes all around the world have shown their support for Shiffrin, many are wondering if she will be able to regain her self-assurance in time to win a medal at her third consecutive Winter Olympics. The U.S. ski team declared on Thursday that she still has many opportunities, the first of which will come in Friday’s super-G race.
Since 2014, Shiffrin has raced in every Winter Olympics. She has won two gold medals and one silver, and she has more World Cup slalom victories than any other skier in history. She’s only 26, but she’s already had a prestigious career, and she had a lot riding on her performance in Beijing because of the high stakes.
Recognize Your Accomplishments From The Past.
Every great athlete has off days. President of Barnard College at Columbia University and author of “Choke,” which explores why people might falter under pressure, Sian Beilock says, “I believe, for the average person, that provides them, perhaps, a little reassurance that no one performs at their best all the time.”
It’s important to take stock of your accomplishments, no matter how difficult it may be in the heat of the moment.
Suffer The Pain of Loss
Grayson Riegel has observed that when faced with defeat, many Americans “push through it and bury how they feel.”
Grayson Riegel recommends first considering “what didn’t work” and “which of those are within my power to change,” before considering “what it is that I need to move forward.” “Are we talking about resources like time, cash, effort, company, support, and coaching? Find out exactly what I need to do next.