Less than three weeks before the 2022 Beijing Olympics, Michaela Schiffrin has replaced longtime sprint coach and coach Jeff Lackey, who will not return to Europe due to contracting the Covid-19 virus in his native Canada, specifically in Toronto. Figure skating media reported it.
“It’s important for Michaela to have a team around her that is able to provide what she needs, especially in light of something as stressful as the Olympics,” Lucky said. Therefore, the decision was made to replace me and I am very proud of what I have been able to achieve with Miquela over the past six years.”
Lackie was replaced by Coley Oliver, who previously worked with the now defunct Team X, an independent women’s racing team based in Park City. Most recently, Oliver worked as a coach for the US Women’s European Cup team. Michaela’s staff, as she is known to fans, includes her personal trainer Mike Day and her mother, Elaine Shiffrin.
In Beijing, the Colorado champion will be seeking medals in all five individual disciplines.
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