February 12, 2006 |
The question of whether Austrian hero Hermann Maier can go down as one of the greatest skiers in history without winning an Olympic downhill has been answered. In German, the answer is ja. Maier, no matter what happens in today's race, rates as one of the best kilogram-for-kilogram racers in Alpine annals. He has won two Olympic gold medals, four World Cup overall titles, three world championships and 53 World Cup races.
January 21, 2006 |
Austrian Hermann Maier, a two-time Olympic champion, won a World Cup super-G on the famed Hahnenkamm course in Kitzbuehel, Austria, on Friday, defending his title from last year and getting his second victory of the season. "This course was custom-made for me," Maier said. "There was a lot of snow in the last two days and it was hard for the skiers with high numbers, but I found the right balance between smooth and aggressive skiing."
February 11, 2005 |
Skier Hermann Maier let out a scream around the finish at the world championships, a major title finally his again. His victory in the giant slalom Thursday at Bormio, Italy, was another inspirational step in his recovery from a 2001 motorcycle accident in which he nearly lost a leg. This was the Austrian's first gold medal at the world championships since he won two in 1999 in Vail, Colo.
March 14, 2004 |
Hermann Maier completed a great comeback from a motorcycle accident three years ago in which he nearly lost a leg, winning the World Cup Alpine skiing overall title Saturday. Bode Miller ended up winning the giant slalom title after the event in Sestriere, Italy, was canceled because of heavy snowfall and thick fog. The race was called midway through the second run, giving Miller the discipline title and Maier his fourth overall crown. Miller, of Franconia, N.H.
January 24, 2004 |
Daron Rahlves of Sugar Bowl, Calif., won a World Cup super-giant slalom Friday and in so doing, finished ahead of two Austrian stars skiing in their home country. Racing down the steep and treacherous run in 1 minute 23.08 seconds, Rahlves became the first non-Austrian to win a super-giant slalom on Hahnenkamm mountain in Kitzbuehel. Austrian Olympic champion Hermann Maier won the event the last three years. "It doesn't matter who I beat, it just matters that I win," Rahlves said.
December 7, 2003 |
Hermann Maier won a World Cup downhill Saturday at Beaver Creek, Colo., barely two years after a motorcycle accident that nearly cost him his right leg. Maier claimed his second victory of the season and 44th overall by finishing nearly a second ahead of teammate Hans Knauss to lead an Austrian sweep of the top three places. Maier was clocked in 1 minute 39.76 seconds; Knauss was timed in 1:40.71. Andreas Schifferer was third in 1:40.95 on the difficult Birds of Prey course.