In uncertain times, Papadakis/Cizeron rely on years experience to reach gold
Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron won gold in the 2022 Winter Olympics ice dance by the largest margin using the modern scoring system. After the two have competed sparingly through COVID, it's their nearly 20 years of skating together that carried them to the Promised Land.
Ben Kvanli discusses Red River Racing at Rotary Club meeting
Ben Kvanli competed in kayaking events at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and on the Whitewater Slalom World Cup circuit and World Championships. [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Track Star Ja’Quan Lavender creates Olympic docuseries ‘Journey to Gold’
Ja'Quan Lavender is a track star from Ohio that recently moved to Houston during the Summer of 2020. Lavender is originally from Steubenville, Ohio. and graduated from Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio. He was currently training for the 2020 Summer Olympics, but unfortunately, did not qualify for the 400 meter dash this year. So now, his focus is to prepare for the 2022 World Championships and 2024 Summer Olympics.
Clutch hitter: Shiffrin doesn't miss when medals are on line
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin prepares at start point during the super G portion of the women's combined race, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)CORTINA D'AMPEZZO – CORTINA D'If Mikaela Shiffrin were a baseball player, her numbers would make her a post-season MVP. That’s a combined 14 for 18 at major championships — worlds and Olympics. And he said, ‘World championships there is one goal. “So in a way there’s less pressure at world champs than even World Cup races, because you’re not protecting something.
A 'huge resounding' success: Shiffrin medals in all 4 events
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin shows her bronze medal of the women's slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. What a refreshing sight it was to see Mikaela Shiffrin basking in the afternoon sunlight after another successful day in the Italian Dolomites. That’s a huge, resounding yes,” Shiffrin replied. Hopefully somewhere in these two weeks I can do some good skiing.’ And I’m really proud of so much of the skiing I did.”It wasn’t just the skiing, though. “If this was last year, I would be maybe disappointed but not as grateful for the good moments in the day,” Shiffrin said, referring to her nearly two-second deficit behind Liensberger.
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.
Like a legend: Kriechmayr wins 2 speed golds at ski worlds
Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr sprays sparkling wine on the podium as he celebrates after winning the men's downhill, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Feb.14, 2021. A feat previously achieved only by two legends of men’s Alpine skiing was matched by Austrian skier Kriechmayr at the world championships on Sunday. Kriechmayr added downhill gold to the super-G title he won three days ago to complete the so-called speed double. Fellow Austrian Maier had done the same in 1999, American standout Miller six years later. “Hermann Maier is an Austrian legend and Bode Miller is a legend, too.
Foggy goggles: Johnson loses sight of downhill podium
United States' Breezy Johnson speeds down the course during the women's downhill, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Feb.13, 2021. Everything was set up then for Breezy Johnson, who was predicted to turn solid, consistent form into a medal in the women’s downhill at the skiing world championships. Even the one skier who consistently beat Johnson this season, Olympic champion Sofia Goggia, wasn't a factor, because the Italian was out injured. Ninth place, fifth place, first place. “I've got to keep doing my best and I've got to keep doing what I did on the bottom through the whole course,” Johnson said.
The Latest: Suter says silver medal helped win downhill gold
Switzerland's Corinne Suter celebrates on the podium after she won the gold medal in the women's downhill, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. ___12:10 p.m.Corinne Suter won the women's downhill at the world championships to give Switzerland its second gold medal. AdGerman skier Kira Weidle finished 0.20 behind for silver and Lara Gut-Behrami was 0.37 back in third. Gut-Behrami won gold and Suter silver in Thursday's super-G.American racer Breezy Johnson came nine-tenths off the lead in ninth. ___9:45 a.m.Italian skier Francesca Marsaglia is set to open the women’s downhill at the world championships at 11 a.m. local time.
Gut-Behrami wins elusive gold in worlds opener, Shiffrin 3rd
The 2016 overall World Cup champion beat Swiss teammate Corinne Suter by 0.34 seconds, living up to her billing as the main favorite after winning the last four super-Gs on the World Cup circuit. Ad“It’s a disappointment not to win gold. Even when I made a mistake, I still felt good about my skiing,” Shiffrin said. Petra Vlhova, the overall World Cup leader from Slovakia, finished ninth, nearly two weeks after gaining her first career super-G podium. “The worst thing today was the silence,” said Brignone, who is the defending overall World Cup champion.
Wait a minute: Postponements test skiers' patience at worlds
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin inspects the course prior to the women's super-G, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. With all events on the opening three days of the skiing world championships postponed, athletes have had their patience — not their racing skills — put to the test. Four gold medals should have been handed out by Wednesday, but so far there have been no races. Ad“Everybody: It’s always nice weather in Cortina, of course the schedule will play out without any issues! “You wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and then you race,” Shiffrin said.
Opening race at ski worlds postponed due to snowstorm
Snowcats clear the snow along the Olympia delle Tofane course after a women's alpine combined race was canceled due to heavy snowfall, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. The opening event of the Alpine skiing world championships scheduled for Monday was postponed due to heavy snowfall. Organizers called the women’s combined off with no immediate new date for the race announced, although the International Ski Federation said information about rescheduling would come later. "The women’s course is in better shape than the men’s course.”So would it be possible to hold the men's super-G on the women's course immediately after the women's super-G? We want to have the men’s race on the Vertigine, so we’ll do everything we can to hold it on the Vertigine.
Olympics marathon moved because of heat fears
iStock/JordiDelgado(CNN) - The marathon and long-distance walking events at next year's Olympics have been moved from Tokyo to Sapporo to avoid a repeat of the recent World Championships in Doha where athletes toiled in searing heat and humidity. Organizers had also upped safety provisions in Doha, increasing the number of medical staff and bringing in ice baths. Last weekend was a landmark moment for both the men's and women's marathons as Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to run under two hours, while Brigid Kosgei knocked more than a minute off the women's world record at the Chicago Marathon. He will look to defend his Olympic marathon title from Rio at Tokyo next year. Kosgei clocked a time of 2:14:04 in Chicago, a minute and 21 seconds faster than Paula Radcliffe's record set in 2003.
Simone Biles wins record 21st medal while carrying USA Gymnastics to record-tying 5th straight world title
She's now two short of Vitaly Scherbo's all-time record of 23 among men or women. "Every year it feels better and better just because we're adding to the legacy," Biles said. I just go out there and do what I came to do, which is compete for the country. "The U.S. team scored 172.330 points to beat second-place Russia by 5.801 points and win its seventh consecutive team title (if you include Olympics and World Championships). It's the team's 5th straight gold at the World Championships, which ties the record set by Romania between 1994 and 2001.The reward for winning was a battery-powered medal that lights up when it senses movement.abc13.com
Simone Biles becomes most decorated female gymnast in history
Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during the Senior Women's competition of the 2019 U.S. The Best Gymnast Ever just officially became the most decorated female gymnast in history, after she won her 21st World Championship medal in Stuttgart, Germany. That's the most World Championship gold medals ever in gymnastics history, too. Tuesday's gold medal was awarded for the Women's Team Final event, where Team USA competes against other countries. In addition to being Biles' 21st medal, it was Team USA's fifth consecutive world team title.