Shiffrin skied off course early in the race for the second day in a row. As she prepares for the super-G, the two-time gold medalist is shaken.
Her extraordinary balance has set her apart from her competitors since she burst onto the international ski scene a decade ago.
Shiffrin seemed perfectly at ease on the steep as she whizzed around gates, winning some races by nearly three seconds.
For now, at the worst possible moment and for the second time in three days, that preternatural balance has disappeared.
She was a favourite going into Wednesday's slalom, but she was out after only a few turns, a victim of Olympic pressure, expectations, and bad luck.