Šifrin stiže u Evropu, ali neizvesno učešće u trkama

Američka skijašica Mikaela Šifrin stiže u Evropu, ali da nije sigurna da li će učestvovati u predstojećim trkama posle jednomesečne pauze zbog smrti oca.

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Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

Šifrin je na društvenim mrežama objavila video snimak u kome je navela da u četvrtak putuje u Skandinaviju, gde će se u švedskom Oreu naredne nedelje održati tri trke Svetskog kupa.

"Ne obećavam da ću moći da se takmičim. Nesumnjivo smo svi slomljeni. Biće potrebno vreme da prihvatim novu 'stvarnost', možda to nikada nećemo u potpunosti uspeti, možda i ne moramo", navela je trostruka uzastopna šampionka Svetskog kupa.

Ona je dodala da je pomalo trenirala, uz teškoće.

"To je bio spor proces, mučila sam se da održim koncentraciju. Ali, boravak na planini ima terapeutsko dejstvo",
navela je Šifrin.

Tokom odsustva, Šifrin je izgubila prvo mesto u generalnom plasmanu Svetskog kupa, pa je sada prva Italijanka Federika Brinjone.

Prema rasporedu ostalo je još sedam trka, u Švedskoj i Italiji. Neizvesno je da li će trke u Kortini d'Ampeco biti održane zbog epidemije koronavirusa u Italiji.

Međunarodna skijaška federacija saopštila je da će u petak objaviti više detalja, pošto bi trke mogle biti otkazane ili mogu da se održe na nekom drugom mestu.

Šifrin se poslednji put takmičila 26. januara, kada je pobedila u superveleslalomu u Banjskom.

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Over the last few weeks, my family and I have received an overwhelming amount of support and love. The most kind and heartwarming messages you could imagine, checking in on us, sharing quotes and poems, song-lyrics, and telling wonderful stories about my Dad. Sometimes it feels like we are drowning in these messages, like we can’t keep up with the support and love that everyone has shown, yet in so many ways it has also been our lifeline. We have not been able to respond to everything, but we want you all to know that we feel your love, and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing it with us. Many have asked how we are doing, and where we are in the “grieving process”? The truth is, we haven’t really even started. Accepting this new “reality” is going to take a long time, and maybe we never truly will, maybe we don’t have to. Because we can still feel him here. In our hearts, in our thoughts, in the sky and mountains and snow. He made his mark, and he is here. Many have also asked about my return to skiing and racing. I have been able to train a little bit over the last few weeks. It has been a slow process, but it has been theraputic to be on the mountain. I’ve found training to be a place where I can feel closer to my dad, yet it provides enough of a distraction so that feeling of “closeness” can be separated from the pain. I am flying to Scandinavia today. I have no promises if I’ll actually be able to race when the time comes, and I don’t really even have goals. I just hope to make a few good turns. I think that would make my dad happy. If and when I do return to competition I’d ask that you continue to respect my privacy, especially as it relates to my family’s heartbreak. We are so thankful for the time we had with him—we cherish every single one of those moments—and we will keep him here in our hearts and our memories forever. 🤍

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