Shiffrin skis through sickness to ‘sweetest’ win of career

  • United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin gets to the finish area after winning the women’s slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

  • United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin shows her gold medal of the women’s slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

ARE, Sweden — Mikaela Shiffrin couldn’t breathe. She felt like she was suffocating. She had no energy, and self-doubt had set in.

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