Mikaela Shiffrin, the American skier, woke up to the news of LeBron James breaking the NBA scoring record and was inspired by his accomplishment. A few hours later, she put an end to her difficult run in major races by winning a silver medal in the super-G at the world championships. The win was a relief for Shiffrin, who had been haunted by her poor performance at the Beijing Olympics.

Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Silver Medal at World Championships

The race was held in the posh resort of Meribel, France and the technical course was made more difficult by a shady section in the middle of the hill. Despite the challenges, Shiffrin put in a strong performance, finishing 0.11 seconds behind the Italian gold medalist Marta Bassino. The silver medal was Shiffrin’s 12th in 15 career races at the world championships, putting her in sole possession of second place for the most medals won by a woman.

Shiffrin’s silver medal also marked a milestone for her, as it was her first of each color in super-G at the world championships. The skier, who began her career as a technical specialist, has now expanded her skills to include slalom, giant slalom and super-G.

Despite the pressure and scrutiny surrounding her performance at the Beijing Olympics, Shiffrin proved that she is a champion. The U.S. ski team’s Alpine director, Patrick Riml, praised Shiffrin for putting the focus on her skiing and proving that she is in a good spot.

In the end, Shiffrin’s silver medal was a symbol of her hard work and determination, as well as the idea that future generations will continue to push the boundaries in sports. LeBron James’ achievement served as a source of inspiration for Shiffrin, who is determined to keep working hard and doing better in her own sport.