Mikaela Shiffrin to miss World Cup races after positive coronavirus test

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Mikaela Shiffrin tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this week’s Alpine skiing World Cup races.

“I wanted to let you all know that I’m doing well, but unfortunately I had a positive COVID test,” was posted on her social media Monday morning. “I’m following protocol and isolating, & I will miss Lienz.”

Shiffrin tweeted later Monday that she has mild symptoms and is vaccinated and boosted.

A giant slalom and slalom are scheduled for Lienz, Austria, on Tuesday and Wednesday, live on Peacock.

Shiffrin, who already clinched a spot on the Olympic team, is off to the most consistent start to a season in technical events of her career. In six races between giant slalom and slalom, she has three wins and three runners-up.

Shiffrin ranks No. 1 in the world in GS and No. 2 in slalom behind Slovakian Petra Vlhova.

Shiffrin is at least the fourth prominent skier on the women’s World Cup to test positive this month, following Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami, New Zealand’s Alice Robinson and Austrian Katharina Liensberger.

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