Mikaela Shiffrin and French Open champ Iga Swiatek: Why we are stronger together
SOURCE: Olympics
Posted On June 2, 2022

By:  Chloe Merrell, June 2, 2022

Article Notes:

After Iga Swiatek’s sport psychologist suggested she watch Mikaela Shiffrin’s skiing, Swiatek spoke publicly about her admiration of the skier’s attitude and behavior.  Shiffrin responded, and an unlikely friendship formed over social media.  A few months later, they met on Instagram live for a 40-minute conversation – diving into the world of sport psychology, including how they both cope and manage demands and expectations of being elite.  During the conversation, Swiatek was so impressed with Shiffrin she declared Mikaela did not need a psychologist.  To which Shiffrin swiftly responded that she does, adding that mentality is always something that can be worked on