On her 28th birthday, Mikaela Shiffrin announces her new coach. This is Karin Harjo, a scientist lent to skiing, molecular biologist, currently the only woman to coach in the World Cup. The only female coach in history previously was two-time Olympic champion Marie-Theres Nadig who led the Swiss women in 2004.
Harjo left the Canada team for Mikaela and now, after the extraordinary records of the American, the two, together, aim to score many more.
Shiffrin said goodbye to coach Mike Day after his stunning giant victory that brought her the record-breaking title.
The Norwegian coach has written history in terms of technique and training: her first career victory as a coach was with Valérie Grenier until the last world title in slalom signed by Laurence St-Germain.
Harjo had already joined Shiffrin when he was assistant coach of the United States team in technical disciplines from 2015 to 2017, then in speed disciplines from 2017 to 2022.