The third time was a charm for Mikaela Shiffrin.

There was no medal in Friday’s super-G, the third event raced at these Winter Games for the Edwards local, but there was a finish. Most importantly, the Alpine superstar appeared to renew her confidence and rhythm on the slopes, perhaps a more meaningful victory in the long run.

After disqualifications in her first two Olympic events, Shiffrin found her groove in the super-G Friday in Beijing, skiing more with the trademark athletic, aggressive fluidity which has built an increasingly untouchable World Cup resume over the better part of the last decade.