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February 26, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Snowboarder Michelle Gorgone -- self-described "karaoke queen and dance addict" and owner of a most ideal action sports nickname, "Pirelli" -- is the lone representative for the United States in women's parallel giant slalom. The women are competing at Cypress Mountain on Friday, and the men follow a day later, which will be the final event at the venue. There are two timed qualification runs in the morning, and 16 racers move on to the finals in the afternoon. Riders compete head to head, side by side, going down two courses, changing sides for the second run. Should there be a split, the combined two-run time determines the winner.
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February 22, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - For snowboarder Vic Wild, the difference to make up after one run in the final of the parallel slalom  - 0.12 seconds - was nothing like the deficit he faced the other day in the parallel giant slalom final, more than half a second. The American-born Wild, now racing for Russia, powered down the course and defeated Zan Kosir of Slovenia to win another gold medal, by a margin of 0.11. It was his second gold medal in four days. Had he competed here for the United States, Wild would have been the most successful American athlete at these Olympics.
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February 28, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
The finish line of his long, storied career was a few gates away. Never mind that Jasey-Jay Anderson probably couldn't see it, not with the blindingly bad conditions at Cypress Mountain. What was one more hurdle for the 34-year-old veteran Canadian snowboarder? Anderson overcame a .76-second deficit after the first run and was trailing in the second run against Benjamin Karl of Austria. But Anderson rallied, winning the men's parallel giant slalom gold medal by .35 of a second.
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February 28, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
The finish line of his long, storied career was a few gates away. Never mind that Jasey-Jay Anderson probably couldn't see it, not with the blindingly bad conditions at Cypress Mountain. What was one more hurdle for the 34-year-old veteran Canadian snowboarder? Anderson overcame a .76-second deficit after the first run and was trailing in the second run against Benjamin Karl of Austria. But Anderson rallied, winning the men's parallel giant slalom gold medal by .35 of a second.
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February 15, 2002 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It figured that it would be all but impossible for the U.S. snowboard slalom racers to meet or better the standard set by the American halfpipe riders, who earlier this week won four Olympic medals, two of them gold. And they didn't. In racing dominated by Europeans, only one American man, Chris Klug, and a sole American woman, Lisa Kosglow, advanced out of Thursday's preliminary rounds to today's parallel giant slalom finals.
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February 19, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - There was the latest Russian gold medalist atop the podium after his stirring victory in the men's parallel giant slalom, a win that thrilled the jubilant, flag-waving home crowd at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Wednesday afternoon. Meet Vic Wild. Not Viktor. Wild reversed the immigration pattern, first finding love, a new life in Moscow and then gold. He was born and raised in White Salmon, Wash., married Russian snowboarder Alena Zavarzina (who won a bronze in the women's parallel giant slalom a few minutes before his race)
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February 23, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Rosey Fletcher will make history today by becoming the only snowboarder to have competed in three Winter Olympics. She'll represent the United States, but also Alaska and, more intimately, her hometown of Girdwood, a rural community 38 miles south of Anchorage, with fewer than 2,000 residents.
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December 22, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Benjamin Raich of Austria had two almost flawless runs Friday to edge Bode Miller of the U.S. and win a World Cup giant slalom at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. Raich, second in Thursday's giant slalom, got his first victory of the season by finishing in a combined time of 2 minutes 7.46 seconds. Miller, of Franconia, N.H., was second in 2:07.88, followed by Didier Cuche of Switzerland (2:08.70). "I attacked the course in the first run. I went out to be more aggressive.
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February 27, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Maybe it should have been called rainboarding. They should be giving awards to the plucky spectators who hung in for the rain-soaked mess at Cypress Mountain. The No. 1 survivor on the snowboarding course Friday turned out to be Nicolien Sauerbreij of the Netherlands, who won the women's parallel giant slalom. She survived a minuscule first-run deficit to beat Ekaterina Ilyukhina of Russia. Nightmarish conditions, to be sure. There are two runs in each of the final rounds, and racers go head to head and switch sides for the second heat.
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February 26, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Snowboarder Michelle Gorgone -- self-described "karaoke queen and dance addict" and owner of a most ideal action sports nickname, "Pirelli" -- is the lone representative for the United States in women's parallel giant slalom. The women are competing at Cypress Mountain on Friday, and the men follow a day later, which will be the final event at the venue. There are two timed qualification runs in the morning, and 16 racers move on to the finals in the afternoon. Riders compete head to head, side by side, going down two courses, changing sides for the second run. Should there be a split, the combined two-run time determines the winner.
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February 24, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Rosey Fletcher finally won an Olympic medal, thanks, in no small part, to a little girl back home named Lillian. And to a cardboard cutout of another little girl named Flat Rosey. With her medal hopes on the line Thursday in a race for third against Austrian Doris Guenther, Fletcher tapped her left-breast pocket and charged out of the gate, edging her rival at the finish line to claim the bronze in the parallel giant slalom snowboarding event.
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February 23, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Rosey Fletcher will make history today by becoming the only snowboarder to have competed in three Winter Olympics. She'll represent the United States, but also Alaska and, more intimately, her hometown of Girdwood, a rural community 38 miles south of Anchorage, with fewer than 2,000 residents.
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