U. S. teen Mikaela Shiffrin finished third in the first run of the Audu FIS World Cup Slalom at Levi, Finland and held that spot after the second run to make her first podium appearance of the season.
"I felt confident because I had a plan to just ski like I do in training and I knew I could do that, said Shiffrin. I wasn't worried about what place I was going to come in. I was definitely nervous but I knew I could execute my plan."
Mikaela Shiffrin skis to 3rd place at Levi, Finland Copyright Getty Images