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#pounditWednesday, January 26, 2022

Mikaela Shiffrin vomited right before first slalom run

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin competed in the women’s slalom at the Winter Olympics on Friday, and she may have been fighting some nerves before her first run.

NBC reported that right before Shiffrin went down for her first run, the skier vomited. Shiffrin completed her first run in a time of 49.37, which was 48 seconds behind the leader at the time.

After her run, Shiffrin was asked about vomiting before the race and whether she couldn’t contain her nerves.

“I don’t know. That was kind of sudden — it almost felt like a virus, less about nerves,” Shiffrin said.

NBC later reported that the skier’s trainer said there were no signs of Shiffrin being ill.

Shiffrin planned to nap before her second run in the event. She is competing a day after winning gold in the giant slalom.


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