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April 20, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World Cup champion Vreni Schneider retired Wednesday at the peak of her career as one of skiing's all-time greats. The 30-year-old Swiss skier won three World Cup overall titles, three World Championships and three Olympic gold medals. "I decided that now is the right moment, to stop while I'm on top," she said. Schneider won 55 World Cup races and said she felt no pressure to match the 62 victories of retired Austrian star Annemarie Moser-Proell.
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April 20, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World Cup champion Vreni Schneider retired Wednesday at the peak of her career as one of skiing's all-time greats. The 30-year-old Swiss skier won three World Cup overall titles, three World Championships and three Olympic gold medals. "I decided that now is the right moment, to stop while I'm on top," she said. Schneider won 55 World Cup races and said she felt no pressure to match the 62 victories of retired Austrian star Annemarie Moser-Proell.
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March 19, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World Cup champion Alberto Tomba, supported by 30,000 partisan fans, earned his third season title by winning the men's giant slalom at the World Cup finals in Bormio, Italy, Saturday. It was the fourth giant slalom victory of the season for Tomba, who already had clinched the overall and slalom titles. It was his 11th victory in a World Cup final this season and 44th overall.
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March 20, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Vreni Schneider bounced back from a month of disappointments and rallied with a strong second run to win her third slalom of the World Cup season at Vemdalen, Sweden.
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March 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Switzerland's Vreni Schneider survived a stumble on her second run to win a women's World Cup slalom race at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. Schneider, 26, had a two-run time of 1 minute 26.22 seconds to defeat Sweden's Kristina Andersson by .33 seconds.
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February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Vreni Schneider won the women's giant slalom at the World Alpine Ski Championships Thursday to give Switzerland a record seven victories in eight races so far. Mateja Svet of Yugoslavia took the silver, preventing a second Swiss sweep of the medals, as Maria Walliser of Switzerland edged teammate Michela Figini for third. Schneider's winning aggregate was 2:21.22, while Svet had a combined time of 2:21.78. Schneider raced to a nearly perfect first run in 1:09.96.
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November 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
Vreni Schneider rallied to earn her 52nd World Cup victory, in a women's slalom Sunday at Park City, Utah. It came one day after she placed third in a giant slalom. Schneider, the reigning World Cup overall champion, was fifth after the slalom's first run, but had the fastest second run of 48.27 seconds to finish with an overall time of 1:39.95. Martina Accola of Switzerland was second at 1:40.58 and Kristina Andersson of Sweden was third at 1:40.67.
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March 11, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More amazing than Vreni Schneider's 50th World Cup victory Thursday, a slalom that the Swiss star led from start gate to finish, was her contemplation of retirement at 29. She's some has-been. Schneider dropped some hints after winning her sixth World Cup slalom of the season and moving past Sweden's Pernilla Wiberg into the World Cup overall lead heading into next week's finals at Vail, Colo.
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February 27, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vreni Schneider wouldn't concede that winning the gold medal Saturday in slalom was a fitting way to end her Olympic career. At 29, it is unlikely that the Swiss star will still be beating back the teen-agers at the 1998 Nagano Games, but why start conceding? Had she conceded that .68 of a second was too much time to make up on leader Katja Koren after the morning run, Schneider could have never made history with a seamless second run that allowed her to claim the gold by 1.
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March 20, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Vreni Schneider bounced back from a month of disappointments and rallied with a strong second run to win her third slalom of the World Cup season at Vemdalen, Sweden.
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March 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Switzerland's Vreni Schneider survived a stumble on her second run to win a women's World Cup slalom race at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. Schneider, 26, had a two-run time of 1 minute 26.22 seconds to defeat Sweden's Kristina Andersson by .33 seconds.
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November 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
Vreni Schneider rallied to earn her 52nd World Cup victory, in a women's slalom Sunday at Park City, Utah. It came one day after she placed third in a giant slalom. Schneider, the reigning World Cup overall champion, was fifth after the slalom's first run, but had the fastest second run of 48.27 seconds to finish with an overall time of 1:39.95. Martina Accola of Switzerland was second at 1:40.58 and Kristina Andersson of Sweden was third at 1:40.67.
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