Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Gold medal winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates as she finishes the second run of the women's slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Hometown: Eagle-Vail, Colo.
Sochi: Gold medal in women's slalom
Details: Shiffrin won a world championship slalom gold medal and the World Cup slalom title in 2013. This will be her first Olympics. She joined the U.S. Ski Team three years ago. Shiffrin became the youngest skier ever to win an Olympic slalom championship.