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As U.S. Olympic-gold skiing favorite Mikaela Shiffrin crashes ski gates, she’s smashing records. At 18, she is the youngest woman to win a world championship title in 28 years.

And if she continues her winning ways, she could become the youngest alpine skier to win an Olympic gold medal. Sharyn Alfonsi profiles Shiffrin and talks to her parents, whose guidance and genes help explain how she got to be so good so young.

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