Racing bid 38, Thomas Biesemeyer, was looking forward to crossing the finish on his second run, before losing control while speeding through a difficult gate. Top skier Svindal (NOR) and Innerhofer (ITA) did not finish.
It looked like Romed Baumann (AUT) was going to walk away with the 4th spot, until he was able to make up time lost at the bottom of the hill. Baumann earned Austria its first men’s medal at this year’s world championships. His total time was 1:58.
The former SC winner at Kitzbuehel, Ivica Kostelic (CRO), finished with a time of 2:58.11. Kostelic had a little bit of luck on his side as top skiers Svindal (NOR) and Innerhofer (ITA) skied out before they could beat his time.
Ted Ligety (USA) picked up his 2nd championship title after finishing the SC with a time of 2:56.96, beating 2nd place Kostelic by over 1 second. This title win makes up for the previous two SC events Ligety was unable to finish.
Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) became the only skier to win a gold medal in the SC as well as a world title in the SC, when she finished with a time of 2:39.92. Hoefl- Riesch was 4th after the downhill and able to stay ahead of Maze by .46 seconds.
Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the women’s super-combined, at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.8, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Maria Hoefl-Riesch rescued a disappointing Alpine skiing season when she added the world gold to her […]
By Patrick Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 5 (Reuters) – The Alpine skiing world championships got off to a bad start when top racer Lindsey Vonn was injured in a season-ending crash in controversial conditions in the opening women’s super-G on Tuesday. Slovenia’s Tina Maze, the runaway World Cup leader, kept her momentum to snatch her […]
By Manuele Lang WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan 18 (Reuters) – France’s Alexis Pinturault made the most of his all-round talent to clinch his third World Cup race in a men’s super-combined in Wengen on Friday. The 21-year-old, one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in the sport in recent years, outclassed his rivals in the […]
In 2010, the biggest of the old hills at Chaux-Neuve (FRA) was restructured and transformed into a modern HS118 hill. It was officially inaugurated during a Nordic Combined World Cup in 2011. (Full event replay)
ZAGREB, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Mikaela Shiffrin was crowned a snow queen at 17 when she clinched the classic floodlit slalom in Zagreb on Friday. The American teenager, who celebrated her maiden World Cup victory last month in Are, dominated both runs to win in two minutes and 1.73, leaving all her rivals far behind. […]
By Julien Pretot LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Last year’s Giro d’Italia winner Michele Scarponi has been handed a three-month retroactive ban for visiting banned sports doctor Michele Ferrari, his team said on Wednesday. Lampre team media officer Andrea Appiani told Reuters in a text message that Scarponi’s ban started on Oct. 1, meaning that […]
Nicole Hosp (AUT) finished with a time of 2:02.64, .88 seconds out of first. Hosp Had an impressive first run that placed her 7th at the start of the second round. Her fellow countrywoman Zettel finished third.
After a string of impressive runs, Lindsey Vonn’s luck unfortunately ran out. Vonn was sitting in fourth place after her first run, but met trouble during the second run, losing control of her skies and knocking herself out the competition.
By Manuele Lang ST MORITZ, Switzerland, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Tina Maze showed off her vastly improved all-round skills to win a super-combined event for her third victory of the Alpine ski World Cup season on Friday. The Slovenian giant slalom world champion was fastest in both legs of the event with a combined time […]
Courtesy of http://www.isu.org With the conclusion of the sixth and last qualifying event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2012/13, the six finalists in each category have been determined. 24 skaters/couples from nine ISU members have qualified and will compete at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi (RUS) December […]
Courtesy of http://www.isu.org Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov (RUS) win Pairs Short Program Russia’s Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov won the Pairs Short Program followed by Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada and Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang of China. Peforming to „The Blue Danube“, Kavaguti/Smirnov completed a level-four triple twist, a side by side triple toeloop and throw triple loop. The […]
Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York’s Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The New York City Marathon, one of the […]
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme speaks to the media at the A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation) headquarters in Issy-Les-Moulineaux near Paris, October 22, 2012. Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) sanctions […]
Wu Peng (CHN), middle, and Michael Phelps (USA), left, and Sebastien Rousseau (RSA) after the 200m butterfly finals of the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. (Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE) May 12 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps was given another reminder of how far he has to go to get back to his […]
The lights go on at the official opening of the London Olympics stadium, inside the Olympic park, London, May 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett) By Alan Baldwin LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) – The Olympic stadium, the beating heart of the Games when the world’s greatest athletes come to London in 82 days’ time, was formally opened […]
2012, Sochi, Russia, FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing, Kostelic wins the final SC of the season and secures the World Cup victory, defending his title for last season, but injuries his knee in doing so. (Watch the full event at UniversalSports.com)
2012, Sochi, Russia, FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing, Miller (USA) was in 4th after the Downhill, but had to pull out because of a possible knee injury in the slalom, he finishes 16th in the Combined. (Watch the full event at UniversalSports.com)
The final two events on the 2013-2014 Big Wave World Surfing Tour will be aired live on national television for the first time ever on Universal Sports Network. Due to the nature of these events, the broadcast date and time will be announced at least 24 hours prior to the event. In addition to broadcast […]
Newly crowned Olympic champ, Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR) gets the win by inches over fellow countrymen, Paal Golberg. And with only one race left, Hattestad pretty much wraps up the World Cup Sprint title.
Watch Coverage of Oscar Pistorius’ Trial from ITV News: Thursday Mar 6, 2014 11:04am EST (Reuters) – One of the first people on the scene after Oscar Pistorius shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told a court on Thursday he feared the Olympic and Paralympic star, now on trial for murder, might kill himself with the same gun. Testifying […]
Boston Marathon World Run application encourages runners of all abilities to participate in the athletic spirit of the 2014 Boston Marathon BOSTON, February 5, 2014 – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the Boston Marathon, today launched Boston Marathon World Run, a mobile application and website that connects runners from around the world with the […]
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