Mikaela Shiffrin, 24, is the most dominate female ski racer alive today. She is on track to break every alpine record there is and currently sits at 11 World Cup titles – (3 overall, 6 Slalom, 1 Super G, 1 GS). But that has not stopped the young American from thinking about her retirement.
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On Monday, Mikaela told USA Today that she doesn’t see herself skiing into her 30s.
“I guess I don’t really have a timeline,” Shiffrin said during a conference call. “I don’t know if I’m going to make it until I’m 30. Or if I’m going to retire before that, if it’s going to be after that. I probably don’t see myself going well beyond 30.
“At the same time, if I’m at that point and still having an absolute blast and still reaching my own – not expectations but standards of skiing, then I’ll keep going,” she continued. “It’s not really a solid answer. But for sure I think about that.”
Currently sixth on the list of career World Cup victories with 60, Shiffrin will pass Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 86 before the Beijing Olympics in 2022.