19-year-old United States alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin became one of the breakout stars of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, when she became the youngest skier in Olympic history to win a gold medal in a slalom event.
Now, with her World Cup season also in the books, Shiffrin is already preparing for next season and she is training to potentially add another event to her schedule.
According to reports, Shiffrin has been training in the super-G with U.S. teammates in Beaver Creek, Colo. and on the course that will host the 2015 World Championships.
“She is going to be doing [super-G], but not definitely,” U.S. technical events coach Roland Pfeifer said, according to Ski Racing magazine. “It’s all about how she is feeling next year, how the summer camps will go, how the strength training will go, how she is improving, what she is accomplishing. And then we see how strong she is, and then we’ll make the decision.”
The next World Cup season begins in October.
Shiffrin is already a two-time World Champion in the slalom, so she will be looking to add another feather in her cap as she continues to be one of the brightest young stars in American winter sports.