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Docs: Optimistic on Vonn Knee Recovery

No more racing this season, but there's enough time to ramp up for next winter, Sochi Olympics

 

(Mark Epstein/USSA)

Sabermetricians will tell you that a ballplayer who has avoided injury over many seasons is likely to continue doing so in future seasons. But the inherent dangers of World Cup racing have finally caught up with the seemingly invincible Lindsey Vonn.

 The winner of 59 World Cup races will return home to Vail this week.

Vonn, U.S. Women Continue to Crush

Ligety, on the verge of the Wengen podium, skis out near the finish.

Lindsey Vonn, the third-winningest racer in World Cup history, got back into the record-chasing business over the weekend with a win in the downhill at Cortina, Italy, and the American women continued to crowd the top of the speed-event leaderboards.

On the men’s side, it was Lauberhorn weekend in Wengen, Switzerland, where Italy’s Christof Innerhofer won the tour’s longest downhill. Marco Sullivan was the top American finisher in 13th. GS points leader Ted Ligety appeared headed for a second-place finish in the Wengen combined but skied out near the finish of his slalom run.

Ligety, McKennis claim two more World Cup wins for U.S.

Ligety snags prestigious Adelboden victory; McKennis grabs first win at age 23.

U.S. Ski Team ace Ted Ligety continues to have the best season of his career, moving into third place in the overall standings with wins in both GS and slalom at Adelboden, Switzerland. It was another weekend of great results for the U.S. Team:

Ted Shreds on NBC

NBC documents Ted Ligety's life in the fast lane.


Photo: Mitchell Gunn/ESPA

Can’t get enough of Ted Shred? Tune in Sunday, when NBC presents “U.S. Ski Team 36,” in which viewers see how GS ace Ted Ligety and his teammates go about preparing for the prestigious Alta Badia, Italy, race, held last month.

Shiffrin is First U.S. Woman to Win Two Races Before 18

Under the lights, the U.S. teen wins second straight slalom—bags big cash purse.

(Jan 4, 2013) After 17-year-old U.S. slalom star Mikaela Shiffrin landed her first career World Cup victory two weeks ago in Sweden, some in the European press intimated it was a fluke.

Miller, Mancuso, Vonn Prepare for World Cup Events

Miller, Mancuso, Vonn Prepare for World Cup Events
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Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso, and Lindsey Vonn are training for this weekend's World Cup races in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and Lake Louise, Alberta.

Americans Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished strong in Tuesday’s downhill training for the upcoming Audi FIS World Cup speed events at Beaver Creek, CO and Lake Louise, AB this weekend.

On Dec. 3, 4, and 5, the men will compete in Downhill, Super G, and Giant Slalom, respectively, at Beaver Creek’s famous Birds of Prey course.

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