SOCHI - To Mikaela Shiffrin, one Olympic gold medal is just the beginning.
At the next Winter Games, she says she wants five.
One day after winning gold in the women's slalom, becoming the youngest skier in Olympic history to do so, Shiffrin, 18, gave reporters a glimpse into her future goals - listing two items in particular that paint the 18-year-old Coloradoan as an Olympian to watch in 2018 and beyond.
When it comes to the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, Shiffrin is dreaming about putting together an unprecedented medal sweep across Alpine skiing's five events: downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom and super combined.
"I'm still young and I still have a lot of strength to gain over the next few summers of conditioning and the next few winters of skiing," Shiffrin said. "I don't want to push myself too far too fast and definitely don't get greedy, but at the same time, I'm a dreamer.
"So right now I'm dreaming of the next Olympics, winning five gold medals. Which sounds really crazy. Sorry I just admitted that to you all."
An Alpine sweep, or even multiple golds in one Olympics, would clearly separate Shiffrin from Lindsey Vonn, the two-time medalist who missed the Sochi Games with a knee injury.
It took Vonn until her third Games, in 2010, to win her first medal. While Vonn's two medals and 59 World Cup victories makes her one of the great alpine skiers in U.S. history, age is also on Shiffrin's side: Vonn will be 33 in 2018, four years older than any U.S. female skier in Sochi.
Shiffrin, on the other hand, may only now be entering the prime of her career.
To date, Shiffrin has competed internationally in only the two slalom events, with giant slalom the weaker of her two disciplines. "I definitely want to branch out," she said Saturday.
Shiffrin also indicated perhaps an even grander vision for her career in the sport.