“Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know that I’m doing well, but unfortunately I had a positive COVID test. I am following protocol and isolating, and I will miss Lienz. Best of luck to my teammates…I’ll be cheering for you from afar. Thank you all for your support. I’ll see you in the new year.” –Mikaela Shiffrin
Mikaela Shiffrin is the latest World Cup skier to test positive for COVID-19 with the Beijing Games less than 6 weeks away. Shiffrin says she will miss World Cup giant slalom and slalom races scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Lienz, Austria. Other top skiers who have missed races recently after testing positive for COVID include former overall champion Lara Gut-Behrami, Austrian world champion Katharina Liensberger and Alice Robinson of New Zealand. Best wishes to Mikaela.