Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen came from behind to beat World Cup overall champion Marcel Hirscher in the first slalom of the season in Levi, Finland, on Sunday. 201 more words
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Alpine skiing may be a national sport in Austria, but the country’s best sportsman for the second straight year was a soccer player.
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Mikaela Shiffrin (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler)
By Manuele Lang
SOELDEN, Austria, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Olympic slalom gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin shared her first World Cup giant slalom victory… 795 more words
Ted Ligety‘s quest for a fourth straight season-opening win in Soelden, Austria, went awry in his second giant slalom run. Instead, Marcel Hirscher, his biggest rival and the world’s best overall skier, won on home snow Sunday. 337 more words
Any predictions for the men’s Alpine skiing season were torn to shreds along with Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal‘s Achilles tendon last week.
The revised picture is that of an Austrian seeking history, two veterans and a rising speed racer leading the U.S. 955 more words