Mikaela Shiffrin emotional as fiance Aleksander Kilde skies for first time after suffering injury during FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2023/24

Gold Medal Gala
Gold Medal Gala Mikaela Shiffrin and Aleksander Kilde

Mikaela Shiffrin couldn't hold back her tears on seeing her fiance, Aleksander Kilde, return to the skiing slopes after recovering from a major downhill injury. The most decorated alpine skier was an integral part of Kilde's healing journey.

Shiffrin and Kilde sealed their beautiful relationship with engagement rings in April 2024. They dated for three years and have been each other's support, especially during the lowest times.

In January, Kilde faced a crash in the Wengen Laubernhorn downhill at the 2023/2024 Alpine Skiing World Cup, which left him with a lacerated calf, and a dislocated shoulder. He underwent immediate surgery to treat his injuries and moved on to rehab to enhance his healing speed.

After a five-month-long healing period, Mikaela Shiffrin's fiance marked his slope comeback in Norway. Shiffrin, who has paid regular hospital visits and provided the strongest mental support, celebrated the little achievement of Kilde on X.

She retweeted the post of FIS Alpine with a pair of teary-eyed emojis.

The original post read:

"Look who’s back on the snow!"

After sustaining the injury, Kilde posted a photo with Shiffrin on Instagram. Laying on the hospital bed, he assured his fans that his condition was fine and his then-girlfriend had a major role to play in it.

"I'm here (cared for by the one and only Mikaela Shiffrin)... patched up... Thank you so much for all the messages. I am grateful for all the words of love and support, this sport can be brutal, but I continue to love it," Kilde wrote.

Mikaela Shiffrin crashed at the Cortina d'Ampezzo downhill and faced an MCL injury but the impact was not very serious. She underwent six weeks of rehab to recover before she made her comeback in Are, Sweden.

Mikaela Shiffrin skis in home town to make her entry at the 2024/25 season

Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals - Women's Slalom Mikaela Shiffrin
Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals - Women's Slalom Mikaela Shiffrin

The two-time Olympic gold medalist anticipates her 2024/2025 alpine skiing season, likely to commence in October 2025.

In a recent Instagram post, Shiffrin uploaded photos of skiing in Copper Mountain, Colorado. She thanked the team for providing her with the opportunity and celebrated the pleasant weather conditions.

"What an incredible training camp at home…the conditions finishing up at @coppermtn the last few days were UNREAL! Thank you to the whole crew who made my first prep period camp of the 24/25 season so great."

Shiffrin will vie for her 100-medal win at the 2024/2025 Alpine Skiing World Cup.

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Edited by Pritha Ghosh
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