US Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin has admitted she was on the verge of tears after spotting an inspirational message taped to a pair of skis loaned to her by Italian rival Sofia Goggia.
A note taped to one of Goggia’s skis that two-time Olympic champion Shiffrin used for the downhill in the women’s alpine combined event on Thursday read: “FLY MIKA, YOU CAN.
“When she saw the note, Mikaela almost started crying,” the US Ski and Snowboard Team said. wrote on Twitter.
Shiffrin was eventually eliminated from the race, the third time she failed to finish in Beijing, ending her chance for an individual medal.
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