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World Cup Finals: Mikaela Shiffrin gets best of Tina Maze for Slalom title, but Maze wins 3 titles

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March 17:  Slovenian superstar Tina Maze may have clinched the World Cup Giant Slalom season crown in January, but that didn’t stop her from winning the final race of the season on Sunday (March 17) in Lenzerheide. The victory means Maze brought home three titles — Giant Slalom, Super G and Overall — while also setting the season record for overall points with 2,414 and for total podiums (24). Read more.

March 16: There is NO way an 18-year-old should be able to do what Mikaela Shiffrin did this season. Not only did she ski well enough all season to be in the hunt for the slalom season title going into the season’s final race, she was able to battle through the intense pressure to not only win the race but get the best of Tina Maze, who had a record-setting season. See how she did it with an amazing second run. Read more.

Weather 2, Ski Racing 0. That’s the score after heavy snow overnight and strong winds during the men’s Super G forced cancellation Thursday (March 14) of that race and the women’s competition in Lenzerheide at the World Cup Finals.

As a result,  Aksel Lund Svindal earned his second Cup title (adding Super G to Downhill) and Tina Maze added a third to her previous crowns in Overall and Giant Slalom. It was a reversal of fortune for Maze, who was virtually assured the Downhill season crown before fog canceled that race on Wednesday. The World Cup does not make up races at the Finals.

The cancellation was a disappointment for Julia Mancuso, who had a chance to catch Maze with a good showing (she trailed the Slovenian 420-365).  Here’s where to find  Continue reading ‘World Cup Finals: Mikaela Shiffrin gets best of Tina Maze for Slalom title, but Maze wins 3 titles’

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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’

The latest on Lindsey Vonn’s injury, surgery, return to World Cup and Winter Olympics

Vonn MugHere’s the latest news on Lindsey Vonn in the wake of her season-ending crash in the Super G at the World Championships and subsequent rehab.

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Most recently: 

  • The Daily Mail reported that Lindsey Vonn stayed with Tiger Woods on his yacht Privacy while the golfer was playing (and winning) the WGC-Cadillac Championship on March 10 in Florida.  Read more.

Previous headlines:

  • A former ski champion interviewed by the Denver Post said Vonn was injured precisely because she was being aggressive. More.
  • Everyone is wondering if Vonn can heal fast enough to be ready for the Winter Olympics. Read one doctor’s opinion.
  • Did Lindsey catch a ride home on Tiger Woods’ jet? See for yourself.
  • Vonn had successful surgery in Vail on Feb. 10. The four-time world champ posted a post-op photo and also posted an Instagram photo of herself exercising. Want to see what Lindsey’s injured knee looks like? She posted a photo.
  • Lindsey’s sister, Laura Kildow, is blogging about Lindsey’s recovery. Read about the race-day accident here.
  • Tune in to Today on Monday, Feb. 25, when Lindsey gives her first interview since the crash.
  • Lindsey told reporters on Feb. 22, in her first availability since the crash, that in some ways the injury makes her an “underdog.” Read the story in the Denver Post.
  • Lindsey told reporters on Feb. 22 that the Super G course was unsafe and the race should have been postponed and that the injury makes her an “underdog.” Read the story in the Denver Post.
  • On Feb. 25 Lindsey told Matt Lauer of Today that she never thought her career would be ended by the injury. Watch the video.

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