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Mikaela Shiffrin, 18, 'in good spirits'

Updated: October 25, 2013, 10:01 AM ET
Associated Press

SOELDEN, Austria -- Mikaela Shiffrin won all the big titles in slalom last season. Now, the American teenager appears poised to leave her mark in giant slalom, too.

The 18-year-old Shiffrin has been beating some of her male teammates in training ahead of the Olympic season kickoff Saturday, the World Cup giant slalom on the Rettenbach glacier.

"Yeah, but that's training," U.S. women's head coach Alex Hoedlmoser said. "She had an incredible preparation, is skiing really well. Everything ...

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