December 12, 2005 |
If Sunday was an Olympic preview in alpine women's slalom skiing, it's going to be good news for them but not for the U.S. Anja Paerson of Sweden and Janica Kostelic of Croatia finished 1-2 in a World Cup slalom race on the last day of the three-day Aspen International. Paerson and Kostelic. Kostelic and Paerson. Get used to these names, because they may dominate Alpine headlines at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Paerson overcame a one-second first-run deficit to post a winning time of 1 minute 36.
February 2, 2005 |
Julia Mancuso dreamed of becoming a downhill racer, flying down rugged slopes with a flawless blend of flash and finesse. But when the 20-year-old from Olympic Valley, Calif., won a bronze medal at the World Alpine Ski championships Sunday, it was in the super-giant slalom -- and with a run that included mistakes that slowed her on the turns. "I surprised myself," she said Tuesday by phone from Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy. "I got to the finish and I knew I didn't have the best runs.
January 31, 2001 |
When Daron Rahlves' friends in the small Northern California town of Truckee heard the news, they ordered a bottle of fine champagne sent to his room in St. Anton, Austria. But he, undoubtedly, already had begun to celebrate. Rahlves, 27, made history Tuesday by winning the super-giant slalom at skiing's World Championships--becoming the first American to do so. "It feels great to hear the words 'world champion,' " he said afterward. "It's crazy, it's been the dream of my life.
March 21, 1997 |
Tommy Moe talked of future success after winning the downhill Thursday in the U.S. Championships at Sugarloaf/USA in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Hilary Lindh's future involves retiring from competition, after her downhill victory. The two Alaskans, Moe from Anchorage and Lindh from Juneau, were in the spotlight at the championships, which end the U.S. competitive ski season.
December 30, 1992 |
Paul Accola of Switzerland, defending World Cup ski champion, will miss the World Championships at Morioka, Japan, next month after injuring his knee in downhill training.
January 12, 1991 |
Cold, hard cash will be awarded to winners and top finishers in American "amateur" skiing events this winter for the first time, and more changes are in the works. The direct payout of prize money begins next week during the U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships at Lake Placid, N.Y., and will continue at four other national championships and at three Alpine World Cup meets scheduled for March. In addition, Howard Peterson, president and chief executive officer of U.S.