Posts Tagged 'Julia Mancuso'

Tina Maze wins, sets up winner-takes-all race with Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup slalom title

FIS LogoUPDATE: Slovenian superstar Tina Maze won the slalom on Sunday (March 10), in Ofterschwang, Germany, to overtake Mikaela Shiffrin in the slalom standings. Even though the 17-year-old American earned an amazing sixth podium this season (plus a World Championship) with her third-place finish, she now stands 7 points behind the Slovenian with one race to go. Learn more.

March 9: Austrian Anna Fenninger won Saturday’s (March 9) Giant Slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany. Fenninger bested Tina Maze, who still will win the discipline for the season, and Viktoria Rebensburg filled out the podium. Julia Mancuso topped Continue reading ‘Tina Maze wins, sets up winner-takes-all race with Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup slalom title’

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Tina Maze wins downhill, sets World Cup season points record, but Mancuso challenging for Super G season title with one race left

Julia Mancuso (US Ski Team)

Julia Mancuso (US Ski Team)

UPDATE (March 4): Slovenian star Tina Maze received police protection on Sunday at the Super G in the wake of an e-mailed death threat after she won the Downhill on Saturday. Read more.

Tina Maze made World Cup history with her Downhill victory on Saturday (March 2), establishing a new season record for most overall points. Here’s a look at all the women’s World Cup races Continue reading ‘Tina Maze wins downhill, sets World Cup season points record, but Mancuso challenging for Super G season title with one race left’

Tina Maze wins World Cup Super Combined, clinches Overall title after Maria Hoefl-Riesch skis off course

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Tina Maze resumed her World Cup dominance with victory in Super Combined on Sunday in Meribel, France.

The Slovenian won the morning downhill by a large enough margin that it removed much of the mystery from the subsequent slalom run. She has now won both Super Combined races this season.

Maze now has 1,844 World Cup points, which gives her an unassailable lead in the Overall competition (more than 1,000 points with nine races left over Maria Hoefl-Riesch) and a great shot at being the first woman to crack the 2,000-point barrier in a season. Points standings.

Austrian Nicole Hosp earned second, while her teammate Michaela Kirchgasser took third. Hoefl-Riesch, who won the Super Combined at the World Championships, was third in downhill but skied off course in slalom. Read more.

Julia Mancuso raced Continue reading ‘Tina Maze wins World Cup Super Combined, clinches Overall title after Maria Hoefl-Riesch skis off course’

World Championships results, from Ted Ligety to Mikaela Shiffrin, Marcel Hirscher to Tina Maze

FIS LogoHere are complete results for the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, which were jam-packed with great performances, as well as the frightening crash of Lindsey Vonn in Super G that ended her season.

The home country Austrians claimed the most overall medals (6) during the events held in the town of Schladming. The Americans were second with 5 medals, but claimed the most Gold meals (4)  thanks to Ted Ligety’s astonishing string of victories (Super G, Super Combined and Giant Slalom) and precocious teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s win in Slalom. Julia Mancuso took bronze in Super G.

Slovenian star Tina Maze, who has been dominating Continue reading ‘World Championships results, from Ted Ligety to Mikaela Shiffrin, Marcel Hirscher to Tina Maze’

Maria Hoefl-Riesch wins super combined at World Championships, Tina Maze finishes second

FIS LogoMaria Hoefl-Riesch’s victory on Friday (Feb. 8) in super combined at the 42nd FIS Alpine Ski World Championships served as a reminder that she remains one of the world’s best skiers.

Hoefl-Riesch, the overall champ two seasons ago and second so far this year, finished third in the downhill before dominating the field in the slalom, beating second-place finisher Tina Maze of Slovenia by half a second. Nicole Hosp of Austria took bronze, to the delight of the home country fans in Schladming, Austria. Read more.

Julia Mancuso was the top American racer, finishing 13th on the day after a strong slalom run improved on her 19th-place finish in the downhill portion.

FIND COMPLETE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS HERE.

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Tina Maze wins Super G at Worlds as Lindsey Vonn suffers season-ending knee injury

FIS LogoUPDATE, Feb. 6: Here’s what Lindsey Vonn had to say to her fans via Facebook the day after her crash in the World Championships. The quote.

Feb. 5: Tina Maze continued her spectacular season with a win in Super G at the 42nd FIS Alpine Ski World Championships on Tuesday (Feb. 5) while Lindsey Vonn saw her injury-plagued season ended after she suffered a major knee injury. (Watch video of the crash here.)

The Slovenian star, who is dominating the women’s circuit this season, was able to add a second Worlds gold to her collection by staying focused on a day when snow and fog caused numerous course delays. It wasn’t all bad news for the American team: Julia Mancuso came up with another strong performance on a big platform, racing to third behind Switzerland’s Lara Gut. (Read more.)

For Vonn, it was a painful and disappointing end to a season that saw her hospitalized by an intestinal infection during November. Although she was able to return and win several races, the American took a health break of a couple of weeks to work on the conditioning lost during the illness in the hopes it would help her at Worlds. Now she faces an arduous rehabilitation leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

FIND COMPLETE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS HERE.

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Let the World Championships of alpine skiing begin!

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The Austrian town of Schladming hosts the 42nd FIS Alpine Ski World Championships.

Universal Sports and NBC will broadcast all of the races from Schladming on a delayed basis. Check your local listings for channels. Here’s the competition and broadcast schedule (all times Eastern Standard) for Worlds:

Here’s where to find starting lists and complete results.

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