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Nyman crashes in downhill practice, escapes with a tweak

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany/January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Steven Nyman crashed in downhill training on the Kandahar course for the second year in a row. This time, though, the American skier escaped relatively unharmed. Nyman had to end his season early last year when he crashed in downhill practice on Jan. 27. On Friday, he went into the net … Continue reading Nyman crashes in downhill practice, escapes with a tweak

Major mistake costs Vonn a victory in Cortina downhill

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A fast recovery prevented Lindsey Vonn from crashing into the safety netting and possibly compromising another Olympics. Still, it wasn’t enough to preserve a victory. Sofia Goggia of Italy won a World Cup downhill on home snow Friday after Vonn’s mistake. Vonn was faster than Goggia midway down the Olympia … Continue reading Major mistake costs Vonn a victory in Cortina downhill

Goggia wins Cortina downhill as Vonn makes major mistake

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Sofia Goggia of Italy won a World Cup downhill on home snow Friday after Lindsey Vonn made a major mistake. Vonn was faster than Goggia midway down the Olympia delle Tofane course but had trouble landing a jump and slammed on the brakes to clear the next gate. Goggia finished … Continue reading Goggia wins Cortina downhill as Vonn makes major mistake

Austria’s Kriechmayr leads downhill in World Cup combined

WENGEN, Switzerland/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria led from a strong Italian challenge after the opening downhill portion of a World Cup combined event on Friday. On a shorter 2.9-kilometer Lauberhorn course, Kriechmayr was 0.59 seconds faster than teammate Hannes Reichelt, who said he would skip the afternoon slalom leg. That left three Italians … Continue reading Austria’s Kriechmayr leads downhill in World Cup combined

Austrian skier Scheyer wins downhill; Vonn 13th on return

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP)(STL.News) — Racing for the first time in 322 days, Lindsey Vonn had to settle for 13th place Sunday in an unusual women’s World Cup downhill with an unexpected winner, Christine Scheyer of Austria. Not being able to push out of the start gate as usual, the American was more than half a … Continue reading Austrian skier Scheyer wins downhill; Vonn 13th on return