Manuel Feller wins season-ending World Cup slalom race
LENZERHEIDE – Rising from sixth place after the first run in a World Cup slalom, Manuel Feller won the season-ending race on Sunday. First-run leader Marco Schwarz, who already took the season-long slalom title, lost speed in a difficult section of gates and dropped to sixth place. Alexis Pinturault placed third, 0.11 behind Feller, to end his season in style one day after winning a giant slalom to secure his first overall World Cup title. Pinturault was the first Frenchman to win the overall title for 24 years and an emotional weekend for the team saw Jean-Baptiste Grange race for the last time in the World Cup. The 36-year-old Grange retires with slalom gold medals from the 2011 and 2015 world championships.
Mikaela Shiffrin wins women's combined to set American record with 6th skiing world championship title
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — Mikaela Shiffrin's latest gold medal from the skiing world championships moved her past both Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety. DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERSShiffrin also set an American record with her sixth world championship title after sharing the mark with Ligety, who retired last week. Shiffrin excelled in both the super-G and the slalom portion to win her second medal of this year's worlds. United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the slalom portion of the women's combined race, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Even Vlhova, the overall and slalom World Cup leader, lost ground on Shiffrin after she placed seventh in the super-G.Two of Shiffrin's main competitors failed to complete their slalom runs.cbsnews.com
The Latest: Schwarz wins combined for Austria's 3rd gold
Austria's Marco Schwarz competes in the slalom portion of the men's combined race, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. All rights reservedCORTINA D'AMPEZZO – CORTINA D'The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):___3:50 p.m.Marco Schwarz won the men’s combined to give Austria its third gold medal at the skiing world championships. He was four-tenths off the lead in fifth after the super-G portion before posting the fastest time in the slalom leg. Brignone beat Elena Curtoni by 0.01 as Italy went 1-2 in the super-G portion with Shiffrin looming in third. Two-time combined world champion Wendy Holdener of Switzerland finished 0.97 behind.
Austria's Schwarz wins World Cup slalom to lead standings
ADELBODEN – Marco Schwarz salvaged Austria’s tough weekend in Switzerland by winning a World Cup slalom on Sunday to lead the season-long standings. Dave Ryding was third, trailing Schwarz by 0.15, to give the British racer his third career podium and best result in traditional slalom for four years. Schwarz had been third in the previous slalom, on Wednesday at Zagreb, Croatia, when Strasser got his first World Cup win in the discipline. This was a third World Cup win for Schwarz, who took a bronze medal in slalom at the 2019 world championships. He took a small lead in the slalom standings from teammate Manuel Feller, who did not complete his first run.