Shiffrin Featured in Sports Illustrated's Fittest 50 2020
Olympic and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin has made the cut in Sports Illustrated's Fittest 50 2020, landing in fourth on the list, with gynmastics phenom Simone Biles ranked number one.
Sports Illustrated accepted the challenge and ranked the best-conditioned male and female athletes in the world, consulting trainers, exercise physiologists and performance experts with experience across the college, pro and Olympic levels of sports to evaluate athletes on the following criteria: performances over the last 12 months; demands and risks of their respective sports; durability; training regimens and other physical benchmarks including power, speed, strength, agility, endurance, flexibility and more.
Mikaela was ranked 19th on Sports Illustrated's Fittest 50 2019 list. This year's list features the likes of track star Allyson Felix (ranked 15th), tennis superstar Serena Williams (ranked 12th), U.S. Women's National Team (soccer) athlete Julie Ertz (ranked 11th), five-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Katie Ledecky (ranked fifth), and of course—Simone (ranked first).
The list of accolades for Mikaela Shiffrin is lengthy: the youngest slalom champion in Olympic history; the youngest skier to earn 50 World Cup race wins; the first skier—of any gender—to earn $1 million in prize money in a single season; 66 (and counting) World Cup victories … and so on. So, it should come as no surprise that the 24-year-old is disciplined and regimented when it comes to her training, keeping detailed data logs, prioritizing sleep and hitting the gym as hard as she hits the slopes.