2014 Winter Olympics logo2014 Winter Olympics

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

BR 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.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices