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)
No. 6: American Teen Simone Biles Wins 2013 World All-Around Title Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “13 in ’13″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2013 moments. 16-year-old Texan Simone Biles edged out teammate and Olympic gold medalist Kyla Ross to win the women’s all-around title at the 2013 World Gymnastics […]
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Olympic gold medalist and six-time downhill World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn crashed during training Tuesday morning at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain. According to her publicist, “Lindsey sustained a mild strain to her right knee, a partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular […]
Brittany Bowe (USA) finished with a new personal best time of 1:52.45 over fellow American Heather Richardson. Bowe’s time was only surpassed by skater Ireen Wust (NED), who finished with a personal best time of 1:52.08.
Reigning champ Katinka Hosszu (HUN) earned her final podium spot of the tournament after she finished 3rd in the 100m IM with a time of 58.08. Hosszu finished with over 750 WC points, well ahead of 2nd place Alia Atkinson.
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