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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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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’

Marion Rolland wins Downhill gold at Worlds, Maria Hoefl-Riesch claims bronze

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Marion Rolland of France made the big headlines by winning the Women’s Downhill on Sunday (Feb. 10) at the 42nd FIS Alpine Ski World Championships  in Schladming, Austria.

But there’s a pretty potent headline lower on the podium as well: Maria Hoefl-Riesch claimed her second medal of the championships with a bronze. Nadia Fanchini of Italy earned the silver medal. Read more.

Hoefl-Riesch won the overall title two seasons ago, but looked outclassed last season during Lindsey Vonn’s historic pursuit of 2,000 points. So far this season, even though she stands second overall, the talented German skier has been overshadowed by Tina Maze’s brilliant season and Vonn’s well-chronicled ups and downs. But it’s been a different story in Austria, where she won gold in Super Combined before Sunday’s bronze. (Maze, by the way, finished a respectable seventh.)

America’s talented speed  skiers  were solid, but fell short of the podium, with Julia Mancuso finishing fifth, followed by Stacey Cook (6th), Leanne Smith (12th), and Alice McKennis (17th).

FIND COMPLETE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS HERE.

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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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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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