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Mikaela Shiffrin's Boyfriend Writes Lengthy Note About Getting Sent Home From Winter Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin showing off her olympic medals.

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: (BROADCAST-OUT) Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States poses for a portrait with her two medals, Gold in Giant Slalom and Silver in Alpine Combined on the Today Show Set on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

Mikaela Shiffrin is set to go for another gold medal tonight. The United States skiing star will be competing in the combined event along with fellow star American Lindsey Vonn.

The 22-year-old skiing sensation will not have her boyfriend by her side tonight. He has been sent home.

Shiffrin has been dating Mathieu Faivre, an Alpine skier from France. He's considered to be one of the best skiers in the world.

Faivre was sent home earlier this week after comments he made following his poor performance in the Super-G event. Several of his French teammates performed better than him and he said afterward that he only cared about himself and not how everyone else did. The 26-year-old French skier took to Instagram to address what he said.

Here's his note, translated from French to English:

I would like to come back to what I said after my race at the Olympic Games today in PyeongChang.

As a reminder, I said that the team race was the last of my worries to the question of a journalist asking me my feelings after our good shot grouped French.

So I just want to write you this little message to make my mea-culpa if it could shock some people and explain the substance of my thought. Skiing is an individual sport that is practiced as a team. However, when we are in the starting gate, only our individual race and our own performance is important.

So yes, when it came time to give my feelings on my race, some 10 minutes after crossing the finish line, only my performance and my failure were present. Nobody reacts the same way in the face of failure and I must admit, coming from the south, I may have a tendency to have warm blood. The words have gone beyond my thought.

I did not want to disrespect anyone, I was extremely proud to represent my country and I thank all the people who made this possible.

Yours truly.

NBC's Winter Olympics coverage will begin tonight at 8 p.m. E.T.