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Wrap of the 2018-2019 Alpine World Cup Season: Mikaela Shiffrin & Marcel Hirscher Grabs the Overall Globe

After 76 World Cup Races in 32 venues and 17 different countries, the World Cup season came to an end at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Soldeu El Tarter (Andorra). Ladies  1st Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 2204 2nd Petra Vlhova (SVK) 1355 3rd Wendy Holdener (SUI) 1079 Men 1st Marcel Hirscher (AUT) 1546  2nd Alexis Pinturault (FRA) 1145 3rd Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) 1047 For the third time in her career, Mikaela Shiffrin claimed the Overall World Cup title. Thanks to improved skills i...
Tags: Sport, United States, Skiing, Lindsey Vonn, Sochi, Fis, Andorra, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Vonn, Pyeongchang, Hirscher, Ingemar Stenmark, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety, Schladming


'Hardest decision': Ski ace Marcel Hirscher mulls retirement

He's accomplished "way, way more" than he ever dreamed possible and is arguably the greatest ski racer that ever lived, but Marcel Hirscher is contemplating retirement.
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Alexis Pinturault Wins Last GS of the Season in Soldeu

An exciting Giant Slalom season came to an end today in Soldeu El Tarter, where Alexis Pinturault won the race and Marcel Hirscher collected the Crystal Globe. The Austrian champion finished 6th of today's race, but he had already clinched the discipline globe earlier in the season. Three wins in Val d'Isère, Alta Badia and Adelboden and three 6th places as his worst results. That's the pace and the consistency showed this season. The Olympic champion and silver medalist of the World Championsh...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Andorra, Marcel Hirscher, Adelboden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alexis Pinturault, Grandvalira, Soldeu, Crystal Globe, 2018-2019 Winter Season, SoldeuElTarterWCF19, 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals, Soldeu El Tarter


Mikaela Shiffrin extends record run as Marcel Hirscher hints at retirement

She's ski racing's undoubted new queen, but Mikaela Shiffrin finished the slalom season in regal fashion with victory in the final race in Andorra.
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Pinturault leads 1st run of final World Cup giant slalom

SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Alexis Pinturault took a clear lead in the final World Cup men’s giant slalom of the season Saturday, leaving Marcel Hirscher 1.35 seconds back. Pinturault, the Olympic and world championships bronze medalist, was 0.63 seconds faster than Matts Olsson. Swiss prospect Marco Odermatt was third, with 0.88 to make up in […]
Tags: News, Sports, Marcel Hirscher, Alexis Pinturault, Pinturault, Soldeu Andorra, Matts Olsson, Marco Odermatt


Soldeu El Tarter 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals. Men's Giant Slalom and Slalom Preview

Tomorrow the Competition moves to Soldeu to the Avet Piste for the Technical Events. In 2012 it was chosen to host the races for the Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup. For the 2019 Alpine Ski World Cup finals, the finish area has been modified with an incredible skiable platform at the bottom of the Avet course and the town of Soldeu.It is 1.259 meters long (GS course) / 571 (SL), with a vertical drop of 416 (GS) / 193 (SL) meters and an average gradient of 37% and a maximum gradient of 70%.The co...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Lindsey Vonn, ARE, Andorra, Zagreb, Kitzbuhel, Bansko, Meribel, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Kristoffersen, Wengen, Hirscher, Ingemar Stenmark


Ramon Zenhaeusern Wins Slalom in Kranjska Gora

One year after claiming his first World Cup slalom podium here in Kransjka Gora, Ramon Zenhaeusern takes the win in today's slalom. Henrik Kristoffersen and Marcel Hirscher complete the podium.The Vitranc Cup concluded today with a slalom on Podkoren. With no less than seven former Kranjska Gora slalom winners (Hirscher, Matt, Kristoffersen, Neureuther, Myhrer, Lizeroux, Moelgg) at the start, the fight promised to be very exciting, but it’s another athlete who ended up at the very top of the pod...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Lindsey Vonn, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Adelboden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Kranjska Gora, Vitranc Cup, Kransjka Gora, Daniel Yule, Ramon Zenhäusen


Marcel Hirscher wins eighth overall World Cup title

Marcel Hirscher has won an eighth consecutive overall World Cup title to extend his incredible career record.
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Hirscher clinches 8th straight WCup overall title

Marcel Hirscher clinched his eighth consecutive men's World Cup overall title Sunday, matching Lindsey Vonn's record of 20 overall and discipline titles.
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Hirscher wins World Cup overall title, matches Vonn record

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Marcel Hirscher has secured his eighth consecutive men’s World Cup overall title on Sunday after placing third in the penultimate slalom of the season. The Austrian holds an insurmountable lead of 509 points over second-place Alexis Pinturault of France with four events at next week’s World Cup Finals remaining. A […]
Tags: News, France, Sports, Ap, Marcel Hirscher, Vonn, Alexis Pinturault, KRANJSKA GORA Slovenia


Kristoffersen wins giant slalom, Hirscher the title

World champion Henrik Kristoffersen won the third-to-last World Cup giant slalom of the season Sunday but failed to prevent Marcel Hirscher from locking up the season-long title in the discipline.
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Kristoffersen Wins Bansko Giant Slalom Race, Hirscher Takes Crystal Globe

In Åre Henrik Kristoffersen found his way back to the top of the podium earning his first World Championship medal ahead of his main contender: Marcel Hirscher. A few days after in Bansko Kristoffersen again top the podium  +0.04 sec. ahead of Hirscher. Thomas Fanara of France finished in third place (+0.39). Henrik Kristoffersen only World Cup victory in the Giant Slalom came in Méribel on 21 March 2015 despite he has claimed 16 World Cup podiums in the discipline.  Until today, Marcel Hirsc...
Tags: France, Sport, Skiing, Bulgaria, Lindsey Vonn, Bansko, Meribel, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Hirscher, Ingemar Stenmark, St Moritz, Ted Ligety, Alta Badia, Thomas Fanara, Adelboden


Hirscher leads GS after 1st run, closes in on season title

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Marcel Hirscher was closing in on the World Cup giant slalom title Sunday, leading the third-to-last race of the season after the opening run. The seven-time overall champion, from Austria, holds a 236-point lead in the GS standings and would lock up the season-long discipline title with a first- or second-place […]
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Kristoffersen wins GS but Hirscher secures World Cup title

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — World champion Henrik Kristoffersen won the third-to-last World Cup giant slalom of the season Sunday but failed to prevent Marcel Hirscher from locking up the season-long title in the discipline. Hirscher led Kristoffersen by 0.22 seconds after the opening run but he posted only the 12th-fastest time in the final run […]
Tags: News, Sports, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Kristoffersen, Hirscher, Bansko Bulgaria


Alexis Pinturault Wins the Alpine Combined in Bansko

Bansko is back on the World Cup Tour, with three men’s competitions held this weekend in the Bulgarian resort in the Pirin mountains. The racing weekend started today with an alpine combined, made of a super-g run and a slalom. A race in which all five World Champions from Åre 2019 participated.In that discipline, there is one active skier that’s dominating the field. It’s the reigning World Champion Alexis Pinturault. The Frenchman showed a very strong super-g performance in the morning, where ...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Bansko, Marcel Hirscher, Wengen, Hirscher, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Pirin, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alexis Pinturault, Vincent Kriechmayr, Marco Schwarz


Shiffrin prevails despite distractions over her choices

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Maybe Alpine skiing won’t be so lost without Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal after all. One week after Vonn and Svindal retired by claiming medals in their final races, Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher both showed true grit by fighting through debilitating sickness to claim the slalom titles at the […]
Tags: News, Sweden, Sports, Lindsey Vonn, Marcel Hirscher, Aksel Lund Svindal, Svindal, Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin, Shiffrin


Marcel Hirscher Takes Victory on an Austrian Podium

Marcel Hirscher claimed the third slalom World Championship gold of his career, drawing level with the men's record set by legendary Swede Ingemar Stenmark.Hirscher finished 0.65 seconds ahead of compatriot and nearest rival Michael Matt.Marco Schwarz (+ 0.76) completed the Austrian clean sweep in third, making it the first time a nation has won all three medals in the same event since the Austrian women's downhill team in 1999.Marcel Hirscher is a phenomenal skier. After traveling to Åre wit...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Skiing, Fis, ARE, Madonna Di Campiglio, Marcel Hirscher, Schwarz, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Ski Sweden, Toni Sailer, Marco Schwarz, Michael Matt, 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships


Hirscher wins slalom, leads Austrian clean sweep

Marcel Hirscher led an Austrian sweep in the slalom by winning by 0.65 seconds for a record-tying seventh career gold medal at the world championships.
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Marcel Hirscher claims third slalom World Championship title

Marcel Hirscher claimed the third slalom World Championship gold of his career, drawling level with the men's record set by legendary Swede Ingemar Stenmark.
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The ski king is back: Hirscher takes big lead in slalom

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Marcel Hirscher swept into the finish area and wagged his finger triumphantly in front of the camera. The message was clear: The ski king is back. The Austrian produced an emphatic response to relinquishing his giant slalom title two days earlier at the world championships by taking a 0.56-second lead after […]
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Hirscher looks to win slalom as ski worlds draw to close

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin defied illness to win the slalom at the skiing world championships. Can Marcel Hirscher do the same? Hirscher, the seven-time overall World Cup champion, will start as the favorite for the last medal event of these championships, even though he is still nursing a cold he picked up midway […]
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Henrik Kristoffersen Wins Giant Slalom Gold in Åre 2019

Henrik Kristoffersen found his way back to the top of the podium and he chose one of the most important races of the season to do so, earning his first World Championship medal ahead of his main contenders in giant slalom: Marcel Hirscher and Alexis Pinturault.The World Ski Championships in Åre was the stage of a very exciting giant slalom race, where the best athletes of the season battled hard to claim the medals. The winning trio is used to podium placements, as all three stood together on a ...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Skiing, Fis, ARE, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Kristoffersen, St Moritz, World Championships, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom, Alexis Pinturault, Kitzbuehel, Pinturault


Marcel Hirscher bags silver as Henrik Kristoffersen wins world title

Marcel Hirscher has to settle for silver as long-time rival Henrik Kristoffersen wins skiing's giant slalom world title in Sweden.
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Hirscher gets off sick bed, in contention for GS gold

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Marcel Hirscher was in bed dealing with flu-like symptoms in the two days leading up to the giant slalom at the world championships. It hasn’t stopped the Austrian staying on course for another gold medal. The seven-time overall World Cup champion produced an error-free first run and was 0.10 seconds behind […]
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Hirscher set to compete in giant slalom after illness

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Marcel Hirscher looks to have shrugged off illness and is slated to compete in the giant slalom at the world championships. The seven-time overall World Cup champion from Austria will be the fifth skier on the course in the first leg. Hirscher has been dealing with flu-like symptoms that forced him […]
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Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers.
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Marcel Hirscher's World Cup quest derailed by German snowstorm

Olympic champion was sidelined on Sunday due to extreme weather in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Marcel Hirscher hits back with dominant Schladming slalom win

Marcel Hirscher hates to lose. It's a trait that's made him the most dominant skier of his generation.
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Marcel Hirscher Wins Night Slalom in Schladming

The Night Race in Schladming is a unique experience. Over 45’000 fans are cheering for the best slalom athletes in the World and pushing them down the steep Planai course. This year, Marcel Hirscher earned a third World Cup win in Schladming, over a second over his contenders Alexis Pinturault and Daniel Yule.The young guns were challenging him lately. Starting with Henrik Kristoffersen, his longtime rival, but also within his own team with Marco Schwarz or with Clement Noel the French prodigy. ...
Tags: Time, Sport, Austria, Skiing, Switzerland, Fis, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Ski Austria, Schladming, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Slalom, Alexis Pinturault, Night Slalom, Kitzbuehel


Hirscher earns 10th win of season in night slalom

Marcel Hirscher built a lead of nearly a second in the opening run of a men's World Cup night slalom Tuesday and also posted the fastest time in the second to win by 1.21 seconds ahead of Alexis Pinturault of France.
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