TODAY | February 25, 2014
>> all right. but first we want to keep that olympic spirit alive. we've got two of team usa 's medal winners with us.
>> that's right, mikaela shiffrin grabbed gold in the slalom and ted ligety dominated the giant slalom for gold, as well. good morning. nice to see you both.
>> good morning.
>> mikaela , has the moment sunk in? is it still a pinch me time for you?
>> it's a total blur. i've been doing this whole thing for five days straight now.
>> you were on jimmy fallon last night on the "tonight show." what was that like? and how are you dealing with the pressure?
>> well, i met reese witherspoon and usher last night on jimmy fallon . and i wasn't able to tweet it before it happened. i was like, oh, my god.
>> yeah. and then i tweeted it after.
>> did you see usher's gold shoes?
>> i didn't even look at his shoes. i was staring at his hat the whole time.
>> is it colder here right now or colder up on the mountain in sochi?
>> it's way, way colder here.
>> it was like the summer olympics there.
>> this has been an exciting time for you. vancouver didn't go your way. do you feel in a way this gold medal means more to you than the first one?
>> this one definitely means more to me than my first one. the first one, i was so young and, you know, i guess i wasn't in the same position where mikaela is where she was the favorite. it was a surprise medal and this one was a lot harder to get to for sure, especially after vancouver not going the way i wanted to. and being the favorite in the giant slalom was definitely a lot of pressure. so to feel the win, it was an awesome, awesome feeling.
>> ted, as you look at mikaela and seeing someone just getting started, what do you say to somebody like mikaela as she gets on this journey that you have been on?
>> i don't think i have any advice for mikaela . she's dominating so young. it's only, you know, sky's the limit for her. i needed actually advice from her.
>> you go right back to competition.
>> yeah. we have races in sweden on the 6th, 7th dates, something like that. headed back to europe this evening.
>> no rest for the weary, even if you're medal winners. thanks so much for coming by. we really appreciate it.