March 23, 2023

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Mikaela Shiffrin makes now the best time for a Colorado sports fan

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The sports king of the hill in our state is a woman.

‘Tis a privilege to live in Colorado during this golden age of sports, with the Avalanche reigning alongside the DU Pioneers as hockey champions, while Nuggets center Nikola Jokic infuriates basketball cognoscenti nationwide by tightening his grip on a third-straight award as the NBA’s most valuable player.

But with all due respect, guys, skier Mikaela Shiffrin has you all beat.

Shiffrin, born in Vail the same year the Avs moved to Colorado, has locked up her fifth overall World Cup championship in Norway.

“That’s really amazing. That (overall title) was like the big, big goal for me this season,” Shiffrin told reporters on the hill Saturday, after a fifth-place finish in the downhill that gave her an incredible and…

Mark Kiszla

2023-03-04 19:00:51

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