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Ilka Stuhec wins downhill world championship; Lindsey Vonn takes 3rd

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec won the world championship in downhill skiing Sunday, while Lindsey Vonn took bronze. Austria’s Stephanie Venier won the silver medal. Her previous career-best downhill finish was seventh before Sunday’s race. Stuhec defeated Venier by 0.40 seconds, while Vonn finished 0.45 seconds behind the gold-medal winner “I was not as confident as her and she...
Via Excelle Sports
9 days ago

Lindsey Vonn becomes the oldest female world championships medalist

Lindsey Vonn raised her arms in a gesture that seemed almost apologetic to fans cheering her bronze medal finish at the world alpine ski championships Sunday in St. Moritz, Switzerland, but after she had time to process the result she took pride in it. Vonn, 32, became the oldest female worlds medalist after finishing 0.45 of a second behind the winner, Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia, while...
Via The Denver Post
9 days ago

Lindsey Vonn finishes third in world downhill championship

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland -- Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain a title she last won in 2009. Stuhec confirmed her status as pre-race favorite, finishing 0.40 seconds clear of surprise silver medalist Stephanie Venier of Austria. Vonn was 0.45 behind Stuhec, who led at all but one time check and clocked the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilka Stuhec is downhill world champion; Lindsey Vonn 3rd

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain a title she last won in 2009. Stuhec confirmed her status as pre-race favorite, finishing 0.40 seconds clear of surprise silver medalist Stephanie Venier of Austria. Vonn was 0.45 behind Stuhec, who led at all but one time check and clocked...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn finishes fifth in world championships combined, Lara Gut injured

Vail’s Lindsey Vonn finished fifth in the super combined at the world alpine championships Friday in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and Swiss star Lara Gut was taken from the mountain by helicopter after suffering a knee injury on a day marked by flat light and heavy snowfall that created poor visibility. The Swiss ski federation announced Gut tore her left anterior cruciate ligament...
Via The Denver Post
11 days ago

Holdener leads Swiss 1-2 in combined at worlds; Vonn 5th

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Wendy Holdener led a Swiss 1-2 in the combined event at the world championships on Friday, winning the race a short time after teammate Lara Gut was airlifted to the hospital following a crash. Lindsey Vonn was fifth after a gutsy slalom run left her 0.47 seconds from a medal. The American was only sixth-fastest in the opening downhill. Holdener,...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn 6th in downhill in combined at worlds; Goggia leads

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Lindsey Vonn was sixth-fastest in the downhill portion of the combined race at the world championships on Friday, with Sofia Goggia of Italy in the lead. Vonn trailed at each time check on a course shortened by poor weather on higher sections. She finished 0.85 seconds behind Goggia. The American taped her right ski pole to her glove to combat handling...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn speeds up to target 1st career medal in combined

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Lindsey Vonn took a faster line in downhill training on Thursday, and that bodes well as she tries to fill one of the few gaps in her medal collection. The American has never finished on the podium in five combined races at worlds and three Olympics since 2002, though she does have two season-long World Cup titles from the event that includes a downhill...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn uses practice run to ‘build my confidence’

Lindsey Vonn said she was just “trying to build her confidence again” during the first practice run on the downhill course at the world championships. In the run, Vonn finished 12th and more than two seconds behind leader Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia. “I just wanted to get a feeling for the course,” Vonn told the Associated Press. “I was just skiing down solid and trying to...
Via Excelle Sports
13 days ago

Swedish media fascinated by Lindsey Vonn’s pursuit of Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time record for World Cup wins

When organizers of the world alpine championships set up a media conference for Lindsey Vonn this week in St. Moritz, Switzerland, much of the session had little to do with her races there as Swedish reporters turned the focus to her pursuit of the all-time World Cup wins record. Vonn is already the winningest female racer in history with 77 World Cup wins and is No. 2 on the all...
Via The Denver Post
13 days ago

Vonn cautious in downhill practice; Stuhec posts best time

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Lindsey Vonn took a cautious look at the downhill course Wednesday in the first practice run at world championships and finished more than two seconds behind leader Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia. On an overcast morning that made visibility tricky, Vonn says ''I just wanted to get a feeling for the course. I was just skiing down solid and trying to build...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 World Champs: Vonn may duct tape hand to pole next race

U.S. alpine skiing star Lindsey Vonn says losing her grip on her ski pole early in her World Championship debut in St. Mortiz threw her off. For her next race, she says duct tape may be the key to success.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 days ago

2017 World Champs: Lindsey Vonn falters in Super-G

In her first world championship race since coming back from serious injury, U.S. alpine star Lindsey Vonn misses a gate and is forced to pull up in the Super G.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 days ago

DNF for Lindsey Vonn to open 2017 World Championships

Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 days ago

Lindsey Vonn fails to finish world championships super-G after losing grip on pole with her weakened right hand

Complications from a broken arm suffered in a training crash at Copper Mountain last November continue to cost Vail’s Lindsey Vonn, who missed a gate and failed to finish Tuesday’s world championships super-G in St. Moritz, Switzerland, after losing her grip on her pole. Vonn suffered nerve damage with the broken humerus in her right arm, which left her right hand nearly useless...
Via The Denver Post
14 days ago

Lindsey Vonn skis out, posts DNF in World Championships super-G

American Lindsey Vonn skied out of the World Championships super-G in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Tuesday, nearly losing a ski pole in a race that lasted roughly 40 seconds. She ended with a DNF. “I was definitely distracted for about five gates there, I couldn’t get my pole back,” Vonn said on NBCSN after the incident. “I didn’t know whether I should just drop it or keep...
Via Excelle Sports
14 days ago

Vonn skis out, Schmidhofer wins super-G at ski worlds

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Austrian skier Nicole Schmidhofer won gold Tuesday at the world championships in the super-G, a race which Lindsey Vonn failed to finish. Vonn took a too-straight line and went off the course midway down the Corviglia course. The 27-year-old Schmidhofer had only had one runner-up finish since joining the World Cup circuit in 2007, and even that super...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin come to World Championships from different places

Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 days ago

Six-time medalist Lindsey Vonn heads into biennial world championships coming off pair of crashes

By winning her second race back following almost a year away from competition because of injuries, Vail’s Lindsey Vonn got a confidence boost she hoped would carry her into next week’s world alpine ski championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Then a pair of crashes in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, jolted her only a week after her win at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and she’s...
Via The Denver Post
17 days ago

Lindsey Vonn, Lara Gut pursue overdue gold at ski worlds

GENEVA (AP) Their speed-race duel lit up the 2009 ski world championships, yet neither Lindsey Vonn nor Lara Gut has won a gold medal since at the two-yearly event. So there is unfinished business for star attraction Vonn and home favorite Gut at St. Moritz where their first race on Tuesday opens the 11-title, 13-day program. Vonn has four overall World Cup titles as the best...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

TOMBOY: Lidnsey Vonn sees no fear in overcoming odds

Decorated Winter Olympian Lindsey Vonn has seen her fair share of injuries and accidents. But not even the most devastating of crashes can keep her from backing down.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
20 days ago

Vonn and Shiffrin highlight US ski roster for worlds

Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the U.S. Ski Team roster for the world championships starting next week in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Julia Mancuso also will compete as she steadily regains her form following hip surgery. Missing from the American team will be Ted Ligety (back) and Steven Nyman (knee). Bode Miller will appear in St. Moritz, but as an announcer for NBC...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

TOMBOY -- U.S. skii star Lindsey Vonn

TOMBOY is a multiplatform documentary project encompassing a one-hour television special premiering on March 13, 2017.
Via CSN Chicago
21 days ago

Lately, Lindsey Vonn is crashing more than she’s winning

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — Lately, Lindsey Vonn is crashing more than she’s winning. The most successful female ski racer of all time fell and hit the safety netting during a World Cup downhill Saturday in exactly the same spot where she crashed a day earlier in an official training session. “I’m getting a little sore. I’m too old to be hitting the fence that hard,...
Via The Denver Post
24 days ago

Lately, Lindsey Vonn is crashing more than she's winning

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) Lately, Lindsey Vonn is crashing more than she's winning. The most successful female ski racer of all time fell and hit the safety netting during a World Cup downhill Saturday in exactly the same spot where she crashed a day earlier in an official training session. ''I'm getting a little sore. I'm too old to be hitting the fence that hard,'' said...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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