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Skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin provides inspiration for friend Emma Resnick’s bid for gold at Winter Youth Olympic Games.

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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

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US skier Emma Resnick does not have to look far for inspiration for her trip to the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.

The 16-year-old is a family friend of skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin. Shiffrin became the youngest ever Olympic slalom champion, men or women, in Sochi 2014 and has provided a guiding influence on Resnick. They are both members of the Vail Ski Club and their mums play tennis together.

Resnick said: I know she is always cheering for me and she always says to ski like you know how to and don’t let everything else get in the way, the big media and all the other countries being here, everything, just kind of stick to what you know.”

And like Shiffrin, she loves to dance and uses dance moves to help her during the slalom and giant slalom disciplines. 

Resnick began skiing at the age of three and was a talented all-round sportswoman before concentrating on Alpine racing. She says it was the desire to go fast and be outdoors that swayed her to a career on the slopes and that has proved a very good decision. She is currently the youngest member of the USA Senior ski team.

 

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