Mikaela Shiffrin

(L-R) Second placed Frida Hansdotter of Sweden, winner Tina Maze of Slovenia and third placed Kathrin Zettel of Austria celebrate on the podium after the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on November 15, 2014 in Levi, Finland. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Tina Maze Of Slovenia Wins Women’s World Cup Slalom Opener

Tina Maze of Slovenia won the women’s World Cup slalom opener Saturday with an overall time of 1 minute, 55.15 seconds while defending world champion Mikaela Shiffrin came 11th and said she had “lessons to learn.”


US skier Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after taking gold in the Women's Alpine Skiing Slalom Run 2 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014. (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Teen Mikaela Shiffrin Becomes Youngest Olympic Slalom Champion

Normally so composed, so in control, so not-very-teenlike on and off the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin suddenly found herself in an awkward position halfway through the second leg of the Olympic slalom.