Shiffrin named ‘skier of the year’ Award for the Third Time. She receives the trophy from Bode Miller
Shiffrin named ‘skier of the year’ for the 3rd time
Mikaela Shiffrin, a renowned skier, was awarded the title of “Skier of the Year” by the federation of ski journalists in Sölden, Austria.
This prestigious award was presented to him by American ski legend Bode Miller.
Shiffrin, who holds the record for most World Cup wins (88) and won her fifth overall World Cup title last season.
He was awarded the Scire d’Or AIJS Award. This is his third win of the award, having previously received it in 2017 and 2019.
After accepting the award, Shiffrin expressed her gratitude to the media, acknowledging their role in sharing sports stories.
He said, “We know we only have the game because you’re willing to tell stories. As always, thank you for your time and the work you do.”
Former Olympic champion and two-time overall World Cup winner Bode Miller praised Shiffrin, calling her “the best man or woman I have ever seen.”
He praised her for her authenticity and speaking from the heart.
Men’s overall champion Marco Odermatt was awarded Skier of the Year last year. Both Shiffrin and Odermatt were acknowledged for their fair play and their contributions to promoting ice sports around the world.
Patrick Lang, president of AIJS (Association Internationale des Journalists de Ski), said, “Journalists are very appreciative of (Shikfrin’s) interviews and the time she gives after races. She is considered almost a role model in the ski world. Goes on. Considering all her thoughts, opinions or feelings that she has been sharing with him and the public in her social media activity, it is nothing to say.”
Notably, Shiffrin joins a select group of American skiers who have received this honor in the past, including Phil Mahre in 1983 and Lindsey Vonn in 2009.