American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin said she hasn’t decided if she will race in the women’s downhill event Tuesday.
"I haven't decided for sure,” the three-time Olympic medalist said after finishing the first women’s downhill training run on Saturday.
“Today gives me a bit more positivity. I would love to race this downhill, so that's the plan."
Shiffrin, who did not finish in her favorite disciplines, the giant slalom and slalom, crossed the finish line at Beijing 2022 for the first time in the super-G event, finishing ninth overall.
Her Olympic medals have come in giant slalom (2018), slalom (2014) and alpine combined (2018).
Shiffrin last raced in downhill in December at Lake Louise.
"It felt really nice,” Shiffrin said of her first downhill run since then.
"It feels like it's been a long time. The Covid break in the middle of the season really took a lot. It's OK though, I felt strong and solid and in a good position. It was never scary at any point, just a little bit of that exhilarating feeling.
"I think there is going to be plenty to think about and learn over these next days of training. I am going to try and watch the true downhill skiers and see what I can take away from how they adjust their line and tactics.
"Everybody is going to be pushing harder every single day, I'll try to do the same but I am just going to be smart about it."
There are two more women’s downhill training sessions scheduled: one on Sunday and one on Monday.