Gold rush starts for Shiffrin; how deep is the mine?

American skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin

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TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 14, 2018: Brilliant and brave skiing by Mikaela Shiffrin brought a hoped-for – but not expected – victory in the women’s Giant Slalom in PyeongChang. Her best event, the Slalom, in which she is the defending Olympic Champion, comes next, and she could enter three more events at the Games.

Is she heading toward history? Only six athletes in the nearly 100-year history of the Games have won five medals in a single Games and only one alpine skier has won as many as four medals in one Games.

Who are they? What did they do? We have the details, plus:

  • Not very cool what’s happening with the Jamaican women’s Bobsled team;
  • Marvelous, emotional skating ends Aliona Savchenko’s 16-year quest for gold in Pairs;
  • More history for Norway’s Marit Bjoergen in Cross Country … but she didn’t win;
  • U.S. women drop 2-1 decision to Canada, but does it really matter?
  • Dutch finally lose in Speed Skating … or did they?

Friday’s finals in PyeongChang include Shiffrin in the Slalom, plus Lindsey Jacobellis trying for another Olympic medal in women’s Snowcross and the start of the men’s Short Program in Figure Skating, with Nathan Chen, Yuzuru Hanyu, Javier Fernandez and others..

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