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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’

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’

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’

Tessa Worley tops Tina Maze to win gold in women’s Giant Slalom at World Championships

FIS LogoTessa Worley put together a pair of great runs to win the Women’s Giant Slalom on Thursday (Feb. 14) at the 42nd FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria.

The competition was fierce, including Tina Maze, the current leader in World Cup giant slalom standings. But in the end, Worley took the gold by a solid 1.12-second margin. The Slovenian star was left to settle for second, while Austrian Anna Fenninger gave the home country a podium finish in third.

Rising American star Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t get a podium but did make some waves with a strong sixth-place finish. Teammate Julia Mancuso wasn’t so fortunate, finishing outside the top 20. Read more.

FIND COMPLETE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS HERE.

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

Maria Hoefl Riesch

Maria Hoefl Riesch

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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