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Mikaela Shiffrin Reeling After Third DQ at the Beijing Games

“I just feel like a joke,” Shiffrin said after inexplicably skiing out of a third race in Beijing, this time the slalom leg of the alpine combined. The two-time gold medalist entered the Winter Olympics as a favorite to bring home at least one more individual gold. It wasn’t meant to be. The mental aspect of skiing has been an important part of Shiffrin’s success. Why is it failing her now? Shiffrin searches for the answer while sharing the social media backlash.

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    U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin doesn't finish slalom leg of Alpine combined at Beijing Olympics

    U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin doesn't finish slalom leg of Alpine combined at Beijing Olympics

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