Mikaela Shiffrin, 19, from Eagle-Vail, Colo., wasn't to be denied defense of her slalom title on her home turf as the FIS Alpine World Championships wind down at Beaver Creek. But, it took a burst of energy near the end of the course.
Ted Ligety made it a flawless second run in the Giant Slalom at the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. Friday to snag the first gold medal for the USA so far in this two-week event with only a weekend to go.
The stalled American medal count at the FIS Alpine World Championships stayed that way Thursday despite the hopes and cheers of hometown fans filling Beaver Creek’s Red Tail Stadium for a Giant Slalom featuring both Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn.
Another day at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. and a third medal for Slovenia’s Tina Maze who once again spoiled the Austrian party. American Lindsey Vonn was seventh in the downhill portion of the women’s Alpine Combined event but straddled a gate atop the slalom course and did not finish.
It’s about the halfway point of the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. and there’s still no gold for the U.S. trophy case. But, the U.S. men continue to provide some surprises as Ted Ligety picked up a bronze medal in the Alpine Combined (downhill and slalom) on the strength of a “let it all hang out” slalom performance.
American Travis Ganong found himself sandwiched between two Swiss racers all gracing the podium for the first time at an FIS World Championship. Ganong won a silver medal on the Beaver Creek Birds of Prey course Saturday. The USA's Steve Nyman finished just off the podium by just 0.03 seconds in fourth spot.
What a difference a day makes. After the men’s super-G at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship at Beaver Creek, Colo. was postponed Wednesday due to heavy snowfall and high winds. Thursday’s re-scheduled race was staged under dream conditions with blue skies on a well-prepared course.
The cold front due to hit Colorado's central Rocky Mountain Range and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek overnight came in later than forecast, giving race officials who were up on the mountain early in the morning some hope that today's race wouldn’t impacted by the weather. It was not to be.
The season long battle between America’s Lindsey Vonn and Austria’s Anna Fenniger played out at Beaver Creek Tuesday and it was Fenninger taking home the first gold medal of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in super G. Slovenia’s Tina Maze won silver and Vonn took bronze.
American ski racing fans will have unprecedented coverage of the International Ski Federation’s 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek as the result of a media partnership announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports.