Ski Racing Weekend - Saturday

Ski Racing Weekend - Saturday

Alpine Skiing – Women:  The women’s World Cup downhill race in Crans Montana, Switzerland has been canceled because of bad weather. Overnight snow and thick fog had already seen the start time put back several times on Saturday and race organizers decided to cancel it today. Good weather is forecast for Sunday’s super-combined.

Alpine Skiing – Men: With the Winter Olympics behind us and the World Cup season nearly over, Travis Ganong of the United States is just getting started making the first World Cup podium of his career in Kvitfjell, Norway, on Friday with a beautiful third place in front of co-winners Kjetil Jansrud of Norway and Georg Streitberger of Austria by just 0.12 seconds. Erik Guay of Canada finished fourth, Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, current world cup leader finished fifth and Frenchman Guillermo Fayed in sixth position.

In Saturday’s downhill also in Kvitfjell, Erik Guay of Canada, collected his fifth career World Cup win and second of the season after claiming Val Gardena. Erik Guay won with a time of 1:22.17 ahead of Johan Clarey of France with 1:22:52 and Matthias Mayer of Austria with +0.57 from the lead.

Cross-Country – Women:  In the Sprint Ladies Final in Lahti, Finland, Kikan Randall of the United States won over Katja Visnar of Slovenia taking second place and Sophie Caldwel of the United States for third.

Cross-Country – Men:  In the Sprint Men’s Final in Lathi, Finland, Paal Goldberg of Norway won ahead of Alexey Petukhow of Russia and Eirik Brandsdal of Norway taking third place.

Nordic-Combined – Men:  Norway won the tem Sprint HS130/ 2×7.5km World Cup in Lahti, Finland, in front of Germany for second place and France for third.

Freestyle Skiing – Women:  Great results for North American skiers at the Freestyle World Cup in Inawashiro, Japan, placing 8 skiers in the top ten! Hannah Kearney of the United States won the event in front on Aiko Uemura of Japan for second place and Melanie Meilinger of Austria for third.

Freestyle Skiing – Men:  In the men’s Freestyle World Cup also taking place in Inawashiro, Japan, Sho Endo of Japan won the mogul competition in front of Ryon Wilson of the United States and Ludvig Fjallstrom of Sweden.
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