Mikaela Shiffrin splits with longtime coach Mike Day all by way of worlds

MERIBEL, France — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has decided to separate from her longtime head coach, Mike Day, in the course of the center of the world championships.

“After working with Mike Day for seven seasons, I’ve decided to maneuver forward with new management on my crew for the subsequent half of my profession,” Shiffrin mentioned in an announcement launched by the U.S. ski crew Wednesday. “i would like to thank Mike and acknowledge all of his work and dedication over the previous a quantity of years.”

The announcement was made a day earlier than Shiffrin was on account of compete inside the massive slalom at worlds.

She already gained a silver medal in great-G final week earlier than leaving Meribel for some off-web site teaching.

Shiffrin will be inside the midst of a file-breaking season on the World Cup circuit, having eclipsed Lindsey Vonn’s file of eighty two World Cup wins amongst women and moved inside one victory of Ingemar Stenmark’s complete mark of 86 wins.

The silver in great-G ended a tough run for Shiffrin in primary races after she straddled a gate in the course of the slalom run of the mixed event in her opening race at worlds and did not win a medal in any of her six races lastly 12 months’s Beijing Olympics.

“Mikaela Shiffrin is in all probability transferring forward with new teaching, and might proceed to be supported intently by the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski crew coaches for the the rest of the season and finally,” the crew mentioned in an announcement. “The crew thanks Mike Day for his work and good success over the previous seven years.”

Shiffrin may even compete inside the slalom at worlds Saturday earlier than returning to the World Cup circuit.

Day led Shiffrin’s particular person crew contained in the U.S. squad. Shiffrin’s crew will be led by her mom, Eileen, who has coached the skier her complete life.

Paul Kristofic is the pinnacle coach of the final U.S. women’s crew.


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