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/ Mar 5, 2017

Takagi leads speedskating event

Miho Takagi placed top at the world all-around championships on Saturday when two of four distance events took place. The 22-year-old, who won three gold medals at the recent Asian Winter Games, came first in the 500 meters before finishing sixth in the 3,000 ...

Hirscher locks up historic sixth title

/ Mar 5, 2017

Hirscher locks up historic sixth title

Marcel Hirscher amazed the world of Alpine skiing by locking up an unprecedented sixth straight overall World Cup title on Saturday. Two days after his 28th birthday, the Austrian won a giant slalom to give him an insurmountable lead of more than 500 points ...

Skier Hirscher breaks record with sixth World Cup title

/ Mar 4, 2017

Skier Hirscher breaks record with sixth World Cup title

Austrian Marcel Hirscher wrote himself into the history books Saturday, his victory in the giant slalom guaranteeing him a record sixth consecutive overall World Cup title. Hirscher’s sixth crystal globe bettered the record of Luxembourg’s Marc Girardelli (1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993) and equaled ...

/ Mar 4, 2017

Watabe brothers nab sprint bronze

Akito Watabe and younger brother Yoshito earned the men’s team sprint bronze on Friday at the Nordic World Ski Championships as Eric Frenzel and Johannes Rydzek rallied to secure victory for Germany. Frenzel and Rydzek proved to be unbeatable again, coming from behind to ...

Goggia edges Vonn in downhill

/ Mar 4, 2017

Goggia edges Vonn in downhill

Lindsey Vonn went first out of the gate in Saturday’s World Cup downhill race and it nearly paid off. Vonn was beaten by just 0.07 seconds by Italy’s Sofia Goggia in a test event ahead of the 2018 Olympics. The American, who had finished ...

Takanashi reflects on performance at Nordic worlds

/ Feb 28, 2017

Takanashi reflects on performance at Nordic worlds

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi returned to Japan with mixed feelings on Tuesday after winning two bronze medals at last week’s Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti, Finland. Having recently won a record-equaling 53rd World Cup title and a fourth overall individual crown, Takanashi, 20, ...

/ Feb 27, 2017

Japan wins mixed team ski jump bronze

Sara Takanashi helped Japan make it onto the podium as a member of the mixed team that won bronze at the Ski Jumping World Championships on Sunday. The team of Takanashi, Taku Takeuchi, Yuki Ito and Daiki Ito won Japan’s second straight bronze in ...