A new coach for Mikaela Shiffrin will be Karin Harjo. This was revealed by Shiffrin in a recent interview. It's true that Shiffrin has had the opportunity to work with her previously, but not in such a way as this. The fact that Harjo is a big name in the skiing world gives Mikaela a lot of confidence and optimism regarding this collaboration.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Karin again, this time more directly as my new head coach," Shiffrin said, as quoted by eurosport.com
“For a large part of my career, I’ve gotten to work with her here and there with her positions on the women’s tech team, and then speed team in more recent years.
I’ve witnessed her exceptional work ethic, her ability to work well with other coaches, and most importantly her connection and dedication to her athletes."
Mikaela Shiffrin and her new coach
Having a new coach is something Shiffrin believes will be very helpful in her career as it moves forward.
"I believe she can add a huge benefit to my program in the coming years and will provide a fresh and new way of thinking as we move forward”. Mike Day was her coach for seven seasons. Shiffrin believes that now is the right time for a change.
"After working with Mike Day for seven seasons, I’ve decided to move forward with new leadership on my team for the next phase of my career." Although the new coach will introduce some new changes in training and her career, Shiffrin is not too worried and expects the best.
"Karin cultivates strong team dynamics everywhere she works," Shiffrin added.
"For sure it will be something new to get used to, but I’m not very worried about the transition since I’ve known Karin for so long and she has always been open and honest from day one."