She won with a two-run time of 1 minute and 50.66 seconds. Sweden's Maria Pietilae Holmner and Anna Swenn-Larsson came in second and third, respectively.
“I just keep thinking about [Emma],” Shiffrin said in reference to a young girl with leukemia she met a year ago, and who has served as an inspiration since then. “She was a little lucky charm for me. … It put everything in perspective. Since then, I’ve carried that same motto that I can win, whatever, Olympics, it is all great, but it could be a lot worse, so I have to be grateful for everything that I have.”