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November 27, 1987 | Associated Press
U.S. skier Eva Twardokens suffered a severe injury to her right knee in a spill during the opening women's slalom race of the World Cup ski season Thursday. Doctors said the injury will sideline her for about six months. Twardokens was taken by sled to the finish line, then rushed to a local hospital where doctors determined she tore two ligaments and the cartilage of her right knee.
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February 3, 1992 | BOB LOCHNER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Eva Twardokens qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in Alpine skiing Sunday, just a few days after failing to make the grade in basketball. She finished 13th behind winner Monika Maierhofer of Austria in the World Cup slalom, which made her the top American. But more important, she said: "I was just happy to be able to complete the race. I hadn't skied since last Wednesday, when I hurt my right knee playing basketball. This was my type of hill, and being in the top 15 gave me a big jump forward."
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February 3, 1992 | BOB LOCHNER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Eva Twardokens qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in Alpine skiing Sunday, just a few days after failing to make the grade in basketball. She finished 13th behind winner Monika Maierhofer of Austria in the World Cup slalom, which made her the top American. But more important, she said: "I was just happy to be able to complete the race. I hadn't skied since last Wednesday, when I hurt my right knee playing basketball. This was my type of hill, and being in the top 15 gave me a big jump forward."
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March 22, 1991 | BOB LOCHNER
Just about everybody in ski racing had given up on Eva Twardokens. Sure, every now and then she'd pop up in the World Cup results with a finish in the top 15, but more often than not, she was down there listed under "Other Americans." It wasn't exactly the career the Reno native had in mind when she earned a bronze medal in the giant slalom at the 1985 World Alpine Ski Championships before her 20th birthday. "I was so young, I just went out and skied," she said this week.
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March 22, 1991 | BOB LOCHNER
Just about everybody in ski racing had given up on Eva Twardokens. Sure, every now and then she'd pop up in the World Cup results with a finish in the top 15, but more often than not, she was down there listed under "Other Americans." It wasn't exactly the career the Reno native had in mind when she earned a bronze medal in the giant slalom at the 1985 World Alpine Ski Championships before her 20th birthday. "I was so young, I just went out and skied," she said this week.
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January 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Americans Diann Roffe placed third and Eva Twardokens fourth in a giant slalom in Morzine, France.
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February 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Eva Twardokens of Santa Cruz earned her second consecutive gold medal, overcoming near-blizzard conditions to win the women's slalom at the U.S. Alpine Ski Championships at Crested Butte, Colo. Twardokens' combined time was 1:48.90, nearly a second ahead of Wendy Fisher's 1:49.80.
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February 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Pernilla Wiberg became Sweden's first female world skiing champion by winning the giant slalom in the World Championships at Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria. The best previous Swedish result was a slalom bronze medal in 1954 by Sarah Thomasson. Eva Twardokens of the United States finished fifth.
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November 27, 1987 | Associated Press
U.S. skier Eva Twardokens suffered a severe injury to her right knee in a spill during the opening women's slalom race of the World Cup ski season Thursday. Doctors said the injury will sideline her for about six months. Twardokens was taken by sled to the finish line, then rushed to a local hospital where doctors determined she tore two ligaments and the cartilage of her right knee.
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February 6, 1985 | Associated Press
B-team member Diann Roffe raced a daring second run to score a sensational victory today in the women's giant slalom and give the United States its first gold medal at the World Alpine Ski Championships. Roffe, a 17-year-old from Williamson, N.Y., was fifth after the first run with a time of 1 minute, 9.18 seconds, and clocked a time of 1:09.35 in the second for a winning aggregate of 2:18.53. Elisabeth Kirchler of Austria won the silver and Eva Twardokens of Squaw Valley, Calif., the bronze.
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