Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Skiers To Follow in Vail-Beaver Creek 2015 (Ladies)



All eyes will be on Lindsey Vonn (USA) who trained most of her career in Vail and is the big favourite in the speed events at the World Championships. In January, Vonn broke the all-time record for World Cup victories. After equalling the record of World Cup victories, Lindsey Vonn didn't have to wait long to break it. The American mastered the super-G race on Cortina d'Ampezzo to earn her 63rd career win.


Slovenia’s Tina Maze will be aiming to follow up her impressive 2013 World Cup season – when she won the overall, Super-G, Giant Slalom and Combined titles – by claiming her second Olympic gold medal.
Tina Maze (SLO) and Dominique Gisin (SUI) made headlines in Sochi 2014 by becoming the first Alpine skiers in history to share gold, having both clocked 1 minute 41.57 seconds in the women’s downhill.


Anna Fenninger (AUT) took gold in the ladies super G on Sochi 2014. The 24-year-old won Austria's fourth Olympic gold in the event, finishing ahead of Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) and teammate Nicole Hosp (AUT).
It was a first Olympic medal for Fenninger, the 2011 super combined champion, as she finished in 1 minute and 25.52 seconds.
In Last Year World Cup Anna Fenninger’s consistency paid off and in Lenzerheide she won her first FIS Ski World Cup Overall title. The 24-year-old competed in 24 races this year, she won four of them and climbed on the podium a total of 11 times.
 

US hopes are also likely to rest on the shoulders of teenage sensation Mikaela Shiffrin, the reigning World Cup and world champion in Slalom.
In Sochi, at 18 years and 345 days, Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) became the youngest ever woman to win an Alpine skiing gold.
Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) won gold, but even more than that she grabbed the mantle of skiing's next global superstar with both hands.

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