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Shiffrin to return to speed skiing at worlds in Cortina

The American standout announced that she plans to enter four events at the worlds in Cortina d’Ampezzo: combined, super-G, giant slalom and slalom.
Credit: AP Photo/ Giovanni Auletta
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course of an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.

Mikaela Shiffrin’s long-awaited return to speed skiing will come at the world championships starting next week.

The American standout announced that she plans to enter four events at the worlds in Cortina d’Ampezzo: combined, super-G, giant slalom and slalom.

It’s the biggest program that Shiffrin has ever embarked on at a major championship - worlds or Olympics. She says, "It’s world championships so I’m going to be trying to ski as fast as I can and I think that I’ll be able to have a pretty good result."

The worlds open Monday.

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