February 19, 1988 |
They started the Olympic women's downhill Thursday on Mt. Allan, and Pam Fletcher of the United States was the center of attention in the finish area, where television cameras, microphones and reporters' notebooks were thrust under her nose. It seemingly was just as she'd dreamed it would be when she started skiing as a toddler at her parents' ski area in Nashoba Valley, Mass. Except for one thing. Her right leg was in a cast and she was standing there on crutches. "It's hard to believe," she said.
December 21, 1990 |
Diann Roffe, America's leading ski racer, will be examined today by Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colo., to determine the extent of damage to her left knee, which she injured Wednesday in a downhill training spill at Morzine, France. One of Roffe's teammates, Kristin Krone, was quoted by the Associated Press as saying: "The doctor (in France) examined her, and there is a problem with the ligaments of the left knee but he doesn't know how serious.
March 18, 1985 |
Vreni Schneider of Switzerland had a blistering second run Sunday at Waterville Valley, N.H., to overtake Diann Roffe in the final giant slalom event of the women's World Cup season. Schneider had a two-run time of 2:08.11, coming from .20 seconds behind Roffe after the first run, to beat the American's two-run time of 2:08.31. "From the start (of the second run), I went all out," Schneider said. "That's what you have to do if you are behind and want to win.
March 18, 1994 |
In a ski racing farewell comparable to Ted Williams' final at-bat, the retiring Diann Roffe-Steinrotter went deep Thursday, winning her first World Cup super-giant slalom in her last international race. Roffe-Steinrotter's upset at the World Cup finals was nearly as improbable and emotional as her recent Olympic gold-medal victory in super-G had been. Nine years had passed since her only World Cup victory--in a 1985 giant slalom at Lake Placid, N.Y.
January 28, 1992 |
Americans Diann Roffe placed third and Eva Twardokens fourth in a giant slalom in Morzine, France.
March 27, 1992 |
Teen-ager Erik Schlopy and veteran Diann Roffe-Steinrotter won men's giant slalom and women's slalom titles, respectively, in the U.S. Alpine Ski Championships at Winter Park, Colo. Schlopy won with a combined time of 2 minutes 20.38 seconds, Roffe-Steinrotter one of 1:21.67.