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2014 Olympics: USA's Shiffrin Fifth In Rainy GS; Slovenia's Maze Takes Gold

Mikaela Shiffrin, Leinz GS

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 18) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to fifth Tuesday during her first-ever Olympic appearance at the women’s giant slalom of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Heavy rain pelted the 18-year-old World Champion during her second run, but she reigned in a world-class performance to land in the top five behind gold winner Tina Maze of Slovenia. Shiffrin, a slalom specialist, goes for a medal in that discipline Friday.

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Photo: Mikaela Shiffrin earlier in World Cup GS at Leinz, Austria (Ken Pritchard/USST)

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