Last hug on her dad’s deathbed

Reminder for the 3rd anniversary of death

Shiffrin post gets under your skin: Last hug on her dad’s deathbed

Mikaela Shiffrin always skis with her father at heart., IMAGO/CTK Photo, IMAGO/Radek Petrasek

Feb 5, 2023 at 11:16 am

No victory on the ski slopes of this world can make you forget the greatest pain of your life: Mikaela Shiffrin is well on the way to becoming the most successful skier in history. And that, although the American fell into a deep hole three years ago – at that time her beloved father Jeff died after falling from the roof. Mikaela also returned to the ski slopes of this world for him. And remembers her father three years after the hard blow of fate with an incredibly intimate photo.

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It was a last hug. She held his hand one last time. Mikaela Shiffrin rushed to his bedside after her father Jeff’s accident. But all the family’s hopes came to nothing. All she could do was say goodbye to him.

Mikaela lay down next to her dad again. And this incredibly emotional, private moment was captured in a photo.

Today, three years later, the 27-year-old is ready to share this farewell moment with her fans. Strong Mikaela, unbeatable on the ski slopes, is approachable and vulnerable. As the daughter who – come what may – loves her dad.

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Mikaela Shiffrin and her father Jeff

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The post moved numerous Instagram users – without a caption. Some are shocked. But many comment on him with red hearts. So does Shiffrin’s friend, ski star Aleksander Aamodt Kilde. A sign of support for the American on a difficult day.

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It falls in the middle of the intensive preparations for the Alpine Ski World Championships (February 6 to 19, 2023 in Courchevel and Méribel). Shiffrin is considered a big favorite, she doesn’t just want to win a medal in slalom – preferably the golden one, of course. In the World Cup, she is only one win away from the all-time record set by legendary ski pro Ingemar Stenmark. Just a matter of time. And her dad Jeff will accompany her in his heart. (her)