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“As you challenge yourself you’ll get more comfortable, and as you get more comfortable you’ll be able to take bigger steps to challenge yourself. That transition to becoming maybe a little bit more social will be natural.”

Mikaela Shiffrin has struggled with anxiety.

Mikaela Shiffrin has struggled with anxiety. Shiffrin is two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup alpine skier. She is the current two-time reigning Overall World Cup champion and a five-time winner of the World Cup discipline title in slalom. Shiffrin is the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history and is tied with Ted Ligety and Andrea Mead Lawrence for the most Olympic gold medals ever won by an American Olympian in alpine skiing. Born in Vail, Colorado, Shiffrin is the second child of Eileen and Jeff Shiffrin, both originally from the Northeastern United States and former ski racers.

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