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Shiffrin returns to rigorous training with her back on mend

ZUMA Press

AP Sports Writer

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin says her mending back is feeling better.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist recently went through double training sessions with only a little stiffness in her back. She described it as manageable.

Shiffrin is a long way from where she was a few weeks ago when her training was hampered by an ailment that she likened to a muscle spasm or strain.

She’s still intent on not sitting out any upcoming World Cup races, starting next weekend with slalom races in Levi, Finland.

The Associated Press

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