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Vancouver 2010: Alpine Technical Events

Vancouver 2010: Alpine Technical Events
Downhill–with its autobahn speeds and spectacular crashes—may be the mountain's riskiest event, but the turny, precise technical courses demand a level of exactitude unmatched in the Winter Olympic arena.

Giant Slalom The Austrians—perennially dominant across the alpine field—prize the GS above all and consider it to be the skier’s event. It requires deft precision and measured abandon, making it, arguably, the most challenging discipline to master. Thank goodness for malleable polycarbonate gate poles, which give a little when racers hit them. Even at relatively slow GS speeds, forces can exceed 75 gs—roughly equivalent to a full-speed helmet-to-helmet collision in football—as racers brush gates aside with their forearms and shoulders.

Mancuso Holds 3rd, Hosp Takes Overall Lead


Stiegler 11th in final World Cup slalom.

Schild Nears Title


Mancuso 7th in Super G.

Mancuso 3rd Overall; 2nd in Super Combined


Challenging for overall World Cup.

Mancuso Set for Women's Night GS at Worlds


Olympic giant slalom champion Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) leads the U.S. Ski Team foursome Tuesday night in the first under-the-lights GS at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Kildow Streaks to Silver in Worlds Downhill


U.S. Ski Team earns 3rd medal; 2nd for Kildow.

Kildow Races to Silver at Worlds Super G


Two-time Olympian Lindsey Kildow stormed to a silver medal in super G today, leading three U.S. women into the top 10 of the first women's race of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Kildow-Mancuso Go 1-2 in Val d'Isere DH-2


U.S. continues historic podium streak

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