The black gloves she wore to a pre-Olympics news conference Friday made that clear. The opening ceremonies for the Pyeongchang Games are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. local time Friday (6 a.m. ET). She has been loose, yet focused, as she's taken in the Opening Ceremony with her USA teammates and begun training on the track at the Jeongseon Alpine Center in the Taebaek mountains.
Mikaela Shiffrin is rested and ready to bounce back from the uncharacteristic slump that marked her lead up to the Pyeongchang Olympics, where she is a favorite to win multiple medals in alpine skiing.
Shiffrin is just 22 but already has 40 World Cup victories already to her name.
Denied her presence in Sochi four years ago through injury, the organisers gave her star billing here in a packed session that justified the indulgence. With all Vonn's travails - she figures, given all her injuries, she has spent three complete years in rehab - it was easy to downplay her potential impact here.
Vonn, who says this will be her final appearance in the Olympics, will compete in three events at this year's games: downhill, super-giant slalom and combined events. My grandfather taught my father how to ski and I think about him all the time, especially when I'm racing.
Vonn also is still in the hunt to break Stenmark's record and thinks she can exceed it next season.
She wiped away excess tears and composed herself. She was second in the downhill test event past year and said the downhill course at Jeongseon Alpine Centre suits her.
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At Vancouver in 2010, Vonn won the gold medal in the downhill, along with the bronze in the super-G.
The road back to the Winter Olympics for the most successful women's alpine skier in the history of the sport has been filled with setbacks. "I did hang up my world championship medals in my room, but more because I had dead space on my wall and I wanted to fill it up with something". In December, her paternal grandfather, Don Kildow, died.
Vonn is a highly decorated, highly experienced skier, and one of the last of my skiing idols still racing. "And I'm gonna win for him". He's been such a big part of my life.
"I've been waiting a very long time for these Olympics".
"Either your skis are good or they're not, either your aerodynamics are good or not - it's really not something that's easy to change on a given day", said Miller, whose six medals makes him the most decorated American Olympic skier of all time. But Shiffrin does enjoy a good nap, claiming she can fall asleep anywhere and everywhere - including a ski chairlift.
"I'm just going to lay it all out there". We do have reserve days and if it's more windy than today, the gondola's not going to run so then we have a major problem and (the race) is not going to happen.