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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’

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’

Mikaela Shiffrin’s Gold in Slalom at World Championships continues her historic season

FIS LogoMikaela Shiffrin continued her amazing season with Gold in Slalom at the 42nd FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria.

The victory on Saturday (Feb. 16) means the 17-year-old from Colorado now has four slalom victories this season and has stamped herself as both the world’s top World Cup slalom racer and the favorite headed into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (And she might be a contender in Giant Slalom after a strong sixth-place finish at the championships).

Shiffrin was third after the first run to  leader Frida Hansdotter, but out-skied her in the second run to relegate Hansdotter to silver. Home country favorite Michaela Kirchgasser took the bronze. Read more.

MEN’S SLALOM

Ted Ligety will just have to “settle” for three golds at the World Championships after the American popped out of his ski on the first run in Men’s Slalom on Sunday (Feb. 17).

Defending overall World Cup champ Marcel Hirscher delighted the home country faith with the win, while countryman Mario Matt added to the fun with bronze.  Felix Neureuther took home the bronze. Read more.

FIND COMPLETE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS HERE.

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Podium in Moscow City Event keeps Mikaela Shiffrin atop World Cup slalom over Tina Maze

The parallel slalom course in Moscow is built on a huge ramp.

The parallel slalom course in Moscow is built on a huge ramp.

Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t win the Moscow City event, but her third-place finish on Tuesday (Jan. 29) DID expand her lead over Tina Maze in the race to claim the Slalom discipline crown.

The American, who already has three World Cup Slalom wins this season, came in behind winner Lena Duerr and Veronika Velez Zuzulova. Maze, who is running away in the overall competition and has clinched Giant Slalom, finished in a tie for fifth and now stands 33 points behind the young American.

See what Shiffrin has to say about the spirited race for the Slalom title in this story at SkiRacing.com.  Visit the Audi FIS World Cup website for complete resultsHere’s where to find the latest standings in the overall race, in which Shiffrin now stands sixth.

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Mikaela Shiffrin wins her third World Cup slalom as Maria Hoefl-Riesch makes a second-run mistake

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin did it AGAIN, winning her third World Cup Slalom this season on Tuesday (Jan. 15) in a night race at Flachau, Austria.

SkiRacing.com points out the achievements of the 17-year-old from Colorado keep piling up. In addition to her three wins this season (an American record for her age), she has been on all 10 slalom podiums this season and leads the discipline. Even more compelling: her career wins to date equal the number by the likes of fellow Americans Bill Johnson and Hilary Lindh, among others.

Shiffrin skied well, but still looked like the second-place finisher until leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch made a second-run mistake and didn’t finish. Read more.

Overall points leader Tina Maze finished fifth while defending champ Lindsey Vonn skipped the race to focus on upcoming speed events. Here’s where to find the latest standings in the overall race, in which Shiffrin now stands fourth.

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American Mikaela Shiffrin makes more history with second World Cup Slalom win

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin made some more history when she won a World Cup Slalom on Friday (Jan. 4) in Zagreb, Croatia.

Shiffrin’s win in the night race was by a huge margin (1.19 seconds), but that wasn’t the history. That came from the fact that the youngster from Colorado, with the win, became the first American to win two World Cup races before the age of 18. Heady stuff. And by the way: she also leads the World Cup slalom standings.

Overall leader Tina Maze was unable to add to her lead, as she did not finish. Find out who filled out the podium. Read more.

Here’s where to find the latest standings.

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World Cup Update: Tina Maze leads women, Aksel Lund Svindal atop men’s race as we enter 2013

Tina Maze

Tina Maze

Now that it’s almost 2013 it’s a good time to update the races for the overall crown in Men’s and Women’s World Cup Alpine Skiing.

Ladies first. That means Tina Maze, who raced to the top of the standings with several early GS wins and continues to pile on the points. As of Dec. 31, the Slovenian leads the race for the overall title with 1,059 points, a whopping 427 points ahead of Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Kathrin Zettel stands third).

Can defending champ Lindsey Vonn, now taking a health break, make a comeback from 645 points back? Only time and racing will tell. Fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin is fourth overall in the Slalom standings.  Here’s where to find the latest standings in the overall race as well as each discipline.

On the men’s side, Aksel Lund Svindal’s fast start has the Norwegian in first with 674, but the race is much closer after that. Austrian Marcel Hirscher has 560 points and American Ted Ligety’s impressive GS skiing has him third (537). Here’s where the find the latest standings in the overall race as well as each discipline.

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