She’s 17 years old and the youngest woman in 28 years to win a gold medal in the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Mikaela Shiffrin, from Eagle-Vail, Colo., came from behind after her first run to win the gold medal.
America’s Julia Mancuso was off by .15 in fifth place while Stacey Cook just behind her in sixth. It was close, but no U.S. medals in the Women’s Downhill at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Nada for the men, too.
American skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to a local hospital after injuring her knee while landing after a jump midway down the super-G course at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria Tuesday.
One of the strongest contingents of U.S. alpine athletes are ready to go for the gold at the 2013 FIS World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria Feb. 4-17. It’s dubbed the “Ski Festival With A Heart.”