February 15, 2002 |
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.
February 19, 2014 |
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)
February 23, 2006 |
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.
December 22, 2001 |
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.