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Ligety gets three-peat in giant slalom

Feb 14, 2015

Ligety gets three-peat in giant slalom

Ted Ligety’s mood in the starting gate? Tranquil, of all things. This was his hill, after all. Didn’t matter if he trailed his main rival. Make a clean run, a Ted Ligety-esque run, and just see what transpires, he reminded himself. So Ligety did ...

Fenninger takes gold in GS

Feb 13, 2015

Fenninger takes gold in GS

Anna Fenninger’s ski tips nearly crossed going from one turn to the next late in her run, lurching her violently forward. Somehow, the Austrian recovered. Improbably, she stayed on course. Even more implausibly, she hardly lost any speed. Just that kind of world championships ...

Austria takes team gold at worlds in Colorado

Feb 11, 2015

Austria takes team gold at worlds in Colorado

Sometime soon, Austrian skier Eva-Maria Brem wants to see the team event included in the Olympics as a medal competition. Of course she does. Her country is always on the podium. Marcel Hirscher helped top-seeded Austria hold off Canada and defend its gold medal ...

Maze pockets another gold

Feb 10, 2015

Maze pockets another gold

Tina Maze pulled off an impressive feat on the soft snow — a round-house flip in ski boots. Her racing wasn’t too bad, either. Maze captured gold in the Alpine combined Monday, earning her third medal of the Beaver Creek world championships on a ...

Hirscher captures gold with strong slalom run

Feb 9, 2015

Hirscher captures gold with strong slalom run

The snow conditions were a little bit of a sticky subject for everyone other than Marcel Hirscher and Ted Ligety. Sticky, because the sun and soaring temperatures turned the slalom course into a groove-filled track that made attacking downright difficult for everyone else. Going ...

Feb 9, 2015

Takanashi ends long winless run

Two-time defending women’s World Cup champion Sara Takanashi won her third competition of the year on Sunday and her first in nearly a month. Under difficult conditions, Sunday’s event was limited to a single round of jumps, with Takanashi landing a 95-meter effort that ...

Feb 7, 2015

Ski jumper Takanashi takes second in World Cup event

Sara Takanashi landed a pair of 94-meter jumps to take second place in Saturday’s women’s World Cup event. The two-time defending World Cup champion Takanashi earned 234.9 points, but finished runner-up to current leader Daniela Iraschko of Austria, who earned 239.1 with leaps of ...

Maze reigns in women's downhill at worlds

Feb 7, 2015

Maze reigns in women's downhill at worlds

Tina Maze is making herself right at home on what was supposed to be Lindsey Vonn’s hill. Anna Fenninger, too. Maze captured the women’s downhill gold medal Friday ahead of the favorite, Vonn, who struggled on a warm day and in an event during ...

Reichelt golden in super-G; Bode hurt in crash

Feb 6, 2015

Reichelt golden in super-G; Bode hurt in crash

Bode Miller smacked a gate so hard he crashed, opening a deep gash on his right leg and tearing a tendon that required surgery Thursday night after the super-G race at the world championships. Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud hit another panel and needed his left ...

Feb 1, 2015

Takanashi third at World Cup meet

Sara Takanashi produced her fifth podium finish of the season, coming in third in a World Cup meet on Saturday. Takanashi, taking part in her seventh individual competition of the season, had leaps of 88 and 89 meters for a total of 236.0 points ...

Jan 26, 2015

Takanashi loses World Cup lead

Sochi Olympic silver medalist Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria landed a huge opening jump in Sunday’s women’s World Cup event and held on for her second victory of the weekend as Japan’s two-time defending World Cup champion Sara Takanashi had to settle for 5th. Takanashi ...

Gut claims downhill in St. Moritz

Jan 25, 2015

Gut claims downhill in St. Moritz

Lara Gut of Switzerland profited from Lindsey Vonn’s bad luck to win a World Cup downhill on Saturday. In Vonn’s first start since setting the all-time World Cup wins record this week, her race unraveled when she hit a rut midway down the new ...