Sarah Schleper wasted no time crying over a lost ski, shedding the frustration of giant slalom a day earlier to lead both runs Wednesday to collect the slalom gold medal on the final day of the Chevy Truck U.S. Alpine Championships. Wiberg wins combined.
Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) led five U.S. racers in the top 25, finishing 16th as Hilde Gerg of Germany zipped over soft snow to overtake Austrian Renate Goetschl by one-hundredth of a second Friday for the 14th win of her career.
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team (USSST) athletes wrapped up the 2002 Olympic Winter Games with a list of record Olympic performances and achieved the organization's long-stated goal of winning a record 10 medals.