ALPINE SKIING: WOMEN’S SLALOM
What: The last women’s event on the Olympic Alpine hill at Rosa Khutor.
When: run 1, 6:45 a.m. Friday; run 2, 10:15 a.m. Friday.
TV: Ch. 11, 7 p.m. (taped)
The American: Mikaela Shiffrin, an 18-year-old who finished fifth in the giant slalom, has ruled the World Cup circuit in slalom the past two years.
The others: Tina Maze of Slovenia won the downhill and pushed Shiffrin for the slalom title during the 2012-13 World Cup season. Others to watch include the defending champion, Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, Marlies Schild of Austria, and Frida Hansdotter of Sweden, who is second to Shiffrin in the World Cup standings.
The quote: “I’ve been preparing for this for my entire life, really. Whether I knew it or not at the time, every single instance, every event that’s happened to me — it’s been preparation for this. — Shiffrin