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March 21, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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February 15, 2009 | Philip Hersh
Five days after slicing the flexor tendon in her right thumb, four days after surgery to repair the injury, Lindsey Vonn was racing the event that could cause her the most pain. But what hurt the most was the result. After finishing second in the first run of the world championship slalom Saturday in Val d'Isere, France, the 24-year-old Minnesotan lost an edge and fell early in the second run. She still leaves the worlds as the sport's speed queen, having won the downhill and Super-G, which will make her one of the most publicized athletes in the months leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
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February 12, 1989 | BOB LOCHNER, Times Assistant Sports Editor
After two near-misses, Vreni Schneider hit her stride Saturday and did what everyone expected her to do in the final women's race of the World Alpine Skiing Championships. Switzerland's new skiing superwoman took a comfortable lead in the first run of the giant slalom on Vail Mountain and went on to win the gold medal as Tamara McKinney of the United States lasted just a few seconds before going down in a spray of snow and diving spectators.
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December 12, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Austria's Michael Walchhofer won for the second time in two days, capturing a World Cup super-combined Sunday when Switzerland's Didier Defago was disqualified for using improper skis. Austria's Rainer Schoenfelder was second while World Cup champion Bode Miller finished third to extend his lead in the overall standings. Ted Ligety, Miller's U.S. teammate, was 10th. The super-combined is split into a shortened downhill run of 1.83 miles, followed by a slalom.
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January 31, 2001 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 12, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Austria's Michael Walchhofer won for the second time in two days, capturing a World Cup super-combined Sunday when Switzerland's Didier Defago was disqualified for using improper skis. Austria's Rainer Schoenfelder was second while World Cup champion Bode Miller finished third to extend his lead in the overall standings. Ted Ligety, Miller's U.S. teammate, was 10th. The super-combined is split into a shortened downhill run of 1.83 miles, followed by a slalom.
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December 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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February 6, 1990
Mateja Svet of Yugoslavia skied the two fastest heats and won her second World Cup giant slalom of the season at Veysonnaz, Switzerland.
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December 12, 2005 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
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.
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February 2, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
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.
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January 31, 2001 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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March 21, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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December 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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January 12, 1991 | BOB LOCHNER
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.
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