American ski star Mikaela Shiffrin said she's feeling "pretty awful" after tumbling out of the first run of the women's slalom.
"I was pushing out of the start. I had full intentions of skiing as hard as I could," she said, following the run.
"I slipped up a little bit on one turn and I just didn't give myself room to make any kind of error like that. I was planning to go on the most aggressive line, the most challenging line to ski."
Shiffrin said she knew that line was also the fastest: "I didn't make it past five gates, so I guess that's what happened," she added.
The two-time Olympic medalist said she is feeling "pretty awful."
"But it won't feel awful for ever. I just feel pretty low right now."
The two races Shiffrin skied out on — the giant slalom on Monday and the slalom today — are by far her favorite. They are known as “technical” races and were her best chances at a medal.
The 26-year-old — who was hoping to become the first US skier to win three medals at a single Games — is also scheduled for the upcoming speed races, the downhill and super-G.