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ARE, Sweden | Shiffrin fight illness, wins 4th straight slalom at worlds

ARE, Sweden (AP) — An unprecedented victory for Mikaela Shiffrin. And easily the most dramatic. Skiing through illness, the American barely had the energy to celebrate becoming the first ski racer — male or female — to win the same event at four straight world championships. The 23-year-old Shiffrin won the slalom on Saturday after … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Shiffrin fight illness, wins 4th straight slalom at worlds

ARE, Sweden | Shiffrin skis through sickness to sit 3rd in 1st slalom run

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Skiing through sickness, three-time defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin put herself in the ideal attacking position following the first run of the slalom at the world championships on Saturday. Shiffrin stood third, 0.15 seconds behind leader Wendy Holdener of Switzerland. Anna Swenn Larsson of Sweden was second, 0.11 behind Holdener. U.S. ski … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Shiffrin skis through sickness to sit 3rd in 1st slalom run

ARE, Sweden | Vonn’s retirement signals end of an era for US Ski Team

ARE, Sweden (AP) — It was a telling sign that in Lindsey Vonn‘s last race there was only one other American skier competing. Two days later, the U.S. couldn’t even enter a squad for the team event at the world championships because it didn’t have enough skiers available. And as for the men’s slalom team, … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Vonn’s retirement signals end of an era for US Ski Team

ARE, Sweden | Clink, clink: Vonn walks away with another medal

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down. Or was it the bulging knee braces and metal support rods inside her vast array of broken bones? Whatever it was, the sound was a reminder … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Clink, clink: Vonn walks away with another medal

ARE, Sweden | Vonn wins bronze medal in the final race of her career

ARE, Sweden (AP) — One last comeback complete. One last medal. Five days after crashing in super-G, Lindsey Vonn bounced back to win the bronze medal in the world championship downhill Sunday in the final race of her career. “I laid it all on the line. That’s all I wanted to do today,” Vonn said. … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Vonn wins bronze medal in the final race of her career

ARE, Sweden | Svindal beaten by teammate Jansrud in his final race

ARE, Sweden (AP) — If anyone had to beat Aksel Lund Svindal in his final race, he seemed just fine with it being Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud. After an emotional moment when he leaned back, stretched his arms out and looked to the sky, Svindal was all smiles despite finishing a close second in the … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Svindal beaten by teammate Jansrud in his final race

ARE, Sweden | Miller, Vonn question Shiffrin’s choice to sit out events

ARE, Sweden (AP) — She would have been the overwhelming favorite for the gold medal. Instead, Mikaela Shiffrin skipped town to escape the public’s eye and recharge for her final two events at the world championships. The decision to sit out Friday’s Alpine combined event has been questioned by two of Shiffrin’s biggest idols growing … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Miller, Vonn question Shiffrin’s choice to sit out events

ARE, Sweden | Battered and bruised, Vonn is down to her last race

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The red marks around her puffed-up right eye made Lindsey Vonn look like a roughed-up boxer. And that was nothing next to the purple-colored bruises and scrapes on U.S. teammate Laurenne Ross’ backside. All from one day’s work as a downhill skier. “Downhill is not a healthy sport, people crash all … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Battered and bruised, Vonn is down to her last race