PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin will be a big favorite to win the slalom, her best event, at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Stay here for live updates and analysis from Pyeongchang:
• Shiffrin is the reigning Olympic champion, the three-time defending world champion and a four-time World Cup winner in the event.
• Despite being the heavy favorite, Shiffrin is bucking some history. No one, man or woman, has ever defended an Olympic slalom title.
• Petra Vlhova of Slovakia is the only other woman to win a World Cup slalom event this season.
• Win or lose her best event, Shiffrin is ambitious for more Olympics glory: She could win the giant slalom and the combined, and maybe even other events.