Archive for November, 2012

Lindsey Vonn wins third straight World Cup Gold in Lake Louise, taking Super G while Julia Mancuso gets second; Tina Maze remains overall leader

Audi FIS LogoiUPDATE, Dec. 2: Just call it a hat trick for Lindsey Vonn, who added gold in a World Cup Super G in Lake Louise for her third win of the weekend — the second year in a row she pulled off the feat. Speaking of hat tricks, another American claimed second place on Sunday. This time it was Julia Mancuso. Slovenian star Tina Maze took fourth and still leads the overall standings. Read more.

Dec. 1: Americans Lindsey Vonn and Stacey Cook run 1-2 for the second day in a row in a Lake Louise Downhill. Vonn’s 55th career win ties Vreni Schneider for second all-time. Read more.

NOV. 30. Lindsey Vonn flattened the field in Friday’s World Cup Downhill at Lake Louise, less than one week removed from collapsing in exhaustion after a Giant Slalom run in Aspen.

Vonn, hospitalized with a serious illness two weeks ago, made everyone else look  sick with a dominating performance at one of the American’s favorite stops (she has 12 wins there) on the World Cup circuit. More good news Continue reading ‘Lindsey Vonn wins third straight World Cup Gold in Lake Louise, taking Super G while Julia Mancuso gets second; Tina Maze remains overall leader’

Ted Ligety, “Mr. GS,” wins World Cup Giant Slalom on Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey LogoUPDATE, Dec. 2: Ted Ligety dominated the field to win his second Giant Slalom of the World Cup season on Sunday at Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek Resort. Worth noting, there have only been two GS races this season and the American’s “average” winning margin has been an other-worldly 2.25 seconds. No wonder they are calling him “Mr. G.S.” Read more.

Dec. 1: Matteo Marsaglia collected his first World Cup win on Saturday in Super G, while the amazing Aksel Lund Svindal once again reached the podium in second. Ted Ligety placed fourth, the second finish in that spot in the two races staged this season. Read more.

Nov. 30: Christof Innerhoffer of Italy broke Aksel Lund Svindal’s iron grip on World Cup skiing speed events, winning the Audi Birds of Prey Downhill on Friday at Beaver Creek.

Not that Svindal, a two-time winner last weekend in Lake Louise, had a bad day. In fact, the Norwegian star finished just .23 hundredths of a second off the winner’s pace, followed by countryman Kjetil Jansrud.

Svindal had clocked the fastest run during Thursday’s final training run, followed by France’s Guillermo Fayed and Italian Siegmar Klotz.

American Marco Sullivan did not reach the podium, as he did last weekend in Lake Louise, but still turned in a strong run to finish 18th, just behind fellow U.S. skier Travis Ganong (16). Teammates Ted Ligety (31), Steve Nyman (33), Andrew Weibrecht (37), Ryan Cochran Siegle (39), Wiley Maple (52) and Thomas Biesemeyer (57) came next.

The weekend will continue with a Super G on Saturday and Giant Slalom on Sunday. Read more at Ski Racing Magazine.

TV & WEBCAST COVERAGE

Watch the Birds of Prey Downhill on tape at 11 a.m. EST Sunday on NBC. Looking for LIVE coverage? Tune in at noon Sunday on the NBC Sports Network, which will first air taped coverage of Saturday’s Super G, followed by live coverage of the second run of Sunday’s Giant Slalom, in which American Ted Ligety figures to be a top contender. On Monday watch Super G (1 p.m.) and Giant Slalom (2 p.m.)  on NBC Sports Network. On the web, watch the Super G live at 1 p.m. EST Saturday and the Giant Slalom at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Universal Sports.

Swany America  is the Official Glove Sponsor for Birds of Prey, with on-site crew and officials all wearing Swany Gloves.

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Get 20% off all Swany gloves and mittens with free shipping on Friday, Nov. 30

Swany’s Jam Glove: colorful and warm

Want an awesome deal on the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding? Take advantage of our Fabulous Friday Swany Gloves Sale on Friday (Nov. 30). You’ll get an impressive 20% off all orders of $50 or more with free shipping.

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Lindsey Vonn thought she might have had Crohn’s disease

Last week Lindsey Vonn told her Facebook fans she had overcome an “infection in my tummy.” But in the Denver Post today (Nov. 27) Vonn revealed the doctor’s “worried it was Crohn’s disease.”

Learn more about Vonn’s rough patch of health (which makes her 21st-place finish in the Giant Slalom at the Aspen Winternationals that much more impressive) and the long road back she faces to regain fitness ahead of this weekend’s two World Cup Downhills and Super-G in Lake Louise. Lindsey Vonn’s Diary.

In other skiing news

Join Swany Gloves at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge Dec. 13-16

Our “Claw” is the official glove of the Dew Tour. Come see it at the Swany booth at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge.

We’re excited to announce that Swany Gloves is a proud sponsor of the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships to be held Dec. 13-16 at Breckenridge Resort in Colorado.

We can’t wait to get an up-close look at the likes of Shaun White, Scotty Lago, Kelly Clark, Torah Bright, Bobby Brown and Tom Wallisch as they compete in events like ski and snowboard superpipe, as well as slopestyle and Big Air. Want a complete roster of competitors? Find it here.

We also can’t wait to meet Dew Tour fans at our booth, where we’ll show off our great gloves and mitts, including Swany’s Claw, the official glove of the Dew Tour. We’ll be conducting giveaways all weekend with fantastic prizes, so we hope you can “Do the Dew Tour” and visit us.

Learn more about the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships.

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Aksel Lund Svindal doubles up in Lake Louise, adding Super G World Cup win to downhill

American Marco Sullivan

UPDATE, Nov. 25: Aksel Lund Svindal became the third man ever to sweep the World Cup Downhill and Super G races at Lake Louise with a win on Sunday. See who else made the podium and see how American Ted Ligety fared. Read more.

Nov. 24: Saturday’s World Cup Downhill in Lake Louise offered up the predictable and the unpredictable.

When it came to the former, Aksel Lund Svindal won with his usual dazzling skiing. Austrian Max Franz took second.

But when it came to the unexpected, American Marco Sullivan is living proof you just never know. The California native, who has gone two season without a top ten finish, raced to a surprising third-place. Read more.

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Kathrin Zettel wins World Cup slalom, while Tina Maze takes third in Aspen

Tina Maze

UPDATE, Nov. 25: Slovenian star Tina Maze didn’t sweep the World Cup events in Aspen, but she did manage to finish third on Sunday in the slalom won by Austrian Kathrin Zettel. See how close Maria Hoefl-Riesch came to the podium and how 17-year-old American Mikaela Shiffrin made news with her second run, moving from 10th to 7th. Read more.

Nov. 24: New continent, same result for Tina Maze. The Slovenian star won her second  World Cup Giant Slalom of the young season on Saturday, topping the field at the Aspen Winternational.

Austria’s Katherine Zettel and Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg followed behind.

A flu-weakened Lindsey Vonn battled through to finish a respectable 21st, while fellow American Julia Mancuso finished 15th. Read more.

The women return to the hill to race a slalom on Sunday, when rising U.S. star Mikaela Shiffrin will go for her second podium of the season.

Can’t make it to Aspen? You can still watch Sunday’s Giant Slalom live on NBC. Check here for times. And here’s a course map.

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