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Five takeaways from World Alpine Skiing Championships

Five thoughts after an unpredictable world alpine skiing championships, looking ahead to the Olympics … 

1. Expect Mikaela Shiffrin to be busier in PyeongChang

Shiffrin chose not to enter the super-G or super combined in the first week at worlds, in order to maximize her medal potential in the giant slalom and slalom in the final weekend. 1,034 more words

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Marcel Hirscher reclaims slalom title, wraps up 'perfect worlds'

Austrian Marcel Hirscher reclaimed the slalom world title, wrapping up what he called “the perfect world championships” with two golds and one silver in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Sunday. 324 more words

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Marcel Hirscher wins first giant slalom world title

Austrian Marcel Hirscher is now a world champion in three different individual events.

The five-time World Cup overall champion captured his first giant slalom crown in St. 359 more words

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Luca Aerni's surprise combined gold gives Swiss its best worlds in 26 years

Swiss Luca Aerni didn’t know if he’d be racing the world championships super combined until Sunday night. He ended up winning gold, beating the world’s best skier by .01 on Monday. 503 more words

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Five men to watch at World Alpine Skiing Championships

The time is ripe for new men to establish themselves as Olympic medal contenders at the World Alpine Skiing Championships.

The three most successful active Americans on the World Cup tour are not racing in St. 914 more words

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Ted Ligety seconds behind as he continues return from ACL tear

If Ted Ligety is to become the world’s best giant slalom skier again, it’s going to take some time.

On Sunday, the Olympic and world champion placed 11th in his second GS since tearing his right ACL in January. 245 more words

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Ted Ligety recovers for fifth place in return from torn ACL

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — For once, Ted Ligety could live with finishing fifth in an event he had won four times in the previous five years. 627 more words

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