Mikaela Shiffrin: "I will only play if I am competitive"



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Mikaela Shiffrin: "I will only play if I am competitive"

"I don't think about the World Cup, there are athletes much more ready than me at the moment," said Mikaela Shiffrin. The American is working hard and training in order to be competitive again in the giant and slalom.

She said: "I haven't had the time and chance to train with long skis yet, but the plan is to be able to do a couple of workouts before the Kronplatz giant." Shiffrin will not be in St. Anton, before returning to the race on Tuesday 12th in the night slalom in Flachau.

She will then compete in the two giants on January 16-17 in Maribor. In the overall standings, Shiffrin, now third 230 points behind Petra Vlhova, will hardly be competing in the Crans-Montana descents and in the super-g on Mont Lachaux.

The idea is to train just for the world championships in Cortina. She said: "Yes, the hypothesis of competing in speed in Cortina is not to be discarded. I probably won't need a lot of training, but it will have to be productive and only then will we understand if it will be possible.

I want to be there only if competitive at the highest levels. I would not want to take the place of any teammate."

Lindsey Vonn is single again

Through social media the American announces the separation from hockey player PK Subban.

She said: "Over the past 3 years PK and I have had an amazing time together. He is a kind, good man and is someone I respect a lot. However, after much consideration, we have decided to move forward separately. We will always remain friends and love each other.

immensely. We ask you to respect our privacy during this period." Lindsey Vonn had many important love stories. After her marriage to colleague Thomas Vonn, whose surname she held, there was her story with golfer Tiger Woods, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and Kenan Smith, assistant coach of L.A.

Rams. Then came her meeting with hockey player PK Subban, with Lindsey delivering the engagement ring to the two who seemed to be heading for a wedding. Together since the beginning of 2018, in August of the following year the hockey champion had asked for the hand of Vonn who not only had accepted, but a few months later had in turn made him the marriage proposal as a Christmas present, with lots of engagement ring and celebratory post on Instagram.

From that moment on, the two have shared countless happy moments between travel and training, even if the Covid-19 pandemic had prevented them from organizing the wedding. "We will get married, we just don't know when it will happen, but we are not in a hurry," Vonn told People in October, also adding that the quarantine had strengthened their union and made them even more united.

Two months later, their love story is over. Lindsay Vonn, 36 years-old, is the most medaled and titled skier in history with 82 World Cup victories between 2004 and 2018.