On February 15, Mikaela Shiffrin won her first gold medal in giant slalom. In 2014, Shiffrin won her very first gold medal ever, that time in women’s slalom.
In addition to her gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics, Shiffrin will earn $37,500, paid to her by the United States Olympic Committee.
“The United States Olympic Committee’s ‘Operation Gold’ ensures that any American athlete who wins a medal at this year’s games will take home a bonus. Gold medals are worth $37,500, silver medals are worth $22,500 and bronze medals are worth $15,000. The rewards mark a significant increase over medal bonuses during the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when U.S. gold medalists earned $25,000 each,” reports Fox Business.