After winning her first Olympic gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin prepared to raise up the American flag.

It was a moment she knew she knew she couldn’t take lightly, which is why the 22-year-old made sure everything went perfectly. Shiffrin explained on Twitter what exactly was going through her head the moment she was handed her country’s flag:

She wrote:

Stars in the right hand, stripes in the left.. make sure it’s right side up.. careful with the wind.. don’t drop it!.. Okay okay, all set.. cool.. now SMILE!!

And fans of the young Olympian thanked Shiffrin for showing the flag the respect it deserves:

Shiffrin’s praise comes after Olympic gold medalist Shaun White got some flack for being a bit rough with his flag after winning the falfpipe for the third time.

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