Dick Butler
By Dick Butler
Editor of www.Snowsportsna.com
Credit: US Ski Team for facts and figures,
and You Tube and Universal Sports for the video
Janury 10, 2010

More World Cup News
From Austria and Switzerland


This past Friday was yet another great day for elite US ski racer Lindsey Vonn. With a wrapped wrist and flat light conditions she won yet another downhill at Haus Im Ennstal, Austria outpacing Nadja Kamer, of Switzerland by over a 10th of a second. Lindsey's injured arm from a fall two weeks ago did not seem to affect her performance. It was her third win in downhill this season. With this win she regained first place in the overall standings.

Lindsey Vonn Video from Universal Sports

To see Lindsey's winning downhill run see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLRnckn-wPI

On Sunday, Lindsey continued her impressive streak by winning the Giant Slalom by more than a half second, a large margin in the world of a ski racer. She is the first US skier, woman or man, to win on three consecutive race days. With this win she leads the second place overall skier, Maria Riesch by a large margin of 192 points, and with this win she passed Phil Mahre's record of the second most wins in World Cup for an American. Bode Miller leads with 31 wins.

Heavy fog finally forced the men's giant slalom race at Adelboden Switzerland on Saturday to be canceled after the first run. Bode Miller DNF the first run and Ted Ligety placed fifth. There was no immediate word that the race will be rescheduled. The GS race would have been the last GS race prior to Olympic selections forthcoming on January 24th.

It was a disappointment for the US men in slalom in Switzerland at Adelboden on Saturday. The best the US could perform was a 14th by Bode Miller. Bode raced well, but is nursing a sore ankle and has missed the last few venues. Ted Ligety, though 7th after the first run, missed a gate in the second and did not finish.

Current World Cup standings for the top US Alpine Racers are:

Women:
Lindsey Vonn, 1st place with 894 points
Julia Mancuso, 27th with 167 points
Sarah Schleper, 37th with 112 points

Men:
Ted Ligety , 7th place with 317 points
Bode Miller , 18th place with 218 points
Andrew Weinbrecht, 41st with 103 points

 

This past weekend's World Cup results are as follows:

OFFICIAL RESULTS
2010 Audi FIS World Cup
Haus Im Ennstal, Austria - Jan. 9, 2010
Women's Downhill

1st Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, 1:09.12
2nd Nadja Kamer, Switzerland, +0.14
3rd Ingrid Jacquemod, France, +0.16
4th Marion Rolland, France, +0.35
5th Anja Paerson, Sweden, +0.40

9th Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, CA, +0.56
11th Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, CA, +0.70
19th Chelsea Marshall, Pittsfield, VT, +0.89
33rd Leanne Smith, North Conway, NH, +1.36
45th Keely Kelleher, Big Sky, MT, +1.84
48th Alice McKennis, Glenwood Springs, CO, +1.92

OFFICIAL RESULTS
2010 Audi FIS World Cup
Haus Im Ennstal, Austria - Jan. 10, 2010
Women's Super G

1st Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, 1:26.69
2nd Anja Paerson, Sweden, 1:27.22
3Tie. Nadia Fanchini, Italy, 1:27.54
3Tie. Martina Schild, Switzerland, 1:27.54
5th Andrea Fischbacher, Austria, 1:27.86

10th Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, CA, 1:28.45
21st Chelsea Marshall, Pittsfield, VT, 1:29.10
32nd Leanne Smith, North Conway, NH, 1:30.06
35th Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 1:30.36
37th Keely Kelleher, Big Sky, MT, 1:30.53
46th Alice McKennis, Glenwood Springs, CO, 1:31.33

OFFICIAL RESULTS
2010 Audi FIS World Cup
Adelboden, Switzerland - Jan. 10, 2010
Men's Slalom

1st Julien Lizeroux, France, 1:51.88
2nd Marcel Hirscher, Austria, 1:52.22
3rd Ivica Kostelic, Croatia, 1:52.68
4th Benjamin Raich, Austria, 1:52.70
5th Mattias Hargin, Sweden, 1:52.99

14th Bode Miller, Franconia, NH, 1:54.26
DNF " Jimmy Cochran, Keene, NH
DNF " Ted Ligety, Park City, UT

 


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