DOWNHILL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DOWNHILL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Olympic champion skier Maria Hoefl-Riesch retires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57707286-77/hoefl-riesch-champion-super.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57707286-77/hoefl-riesch-champion-super.html.csp">Olympic champion skier Maria Hoefl-Riesch retires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T16:39:10.457-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Munich • Three-time Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany is retiring from Alpine skiing. “My decision is to end my career now,” Hoefl-Riesch told reporters in Munich on Thursday. The 29-year-old German, the 2011 overall World Cup champion, won the super-combined at last month’s Sochi Olympics and also took gold in the super-combined and slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Games. “One should quit when it’s the best and that (Sochi) was the best that could have happened to me,” Hoefl-Riesch sai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577072862014-03-21T16:39:10.457-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-21T16:39:10.457-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57707286@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:39:10 MDT Sports briefs: Park City’s Ted Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57672578-77/ligety-cup-downhill-giant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57672578-77/ligety-cup-downhill-giant.html.csp">Sports briefs: Park City’s Ted Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T22:04:01.742-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WORLD CUP SKIING • Three weeks after Park City’s Ted Ligety won gold in the giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Games, he notched another first Wednesday in Lenzerheide, Switzerland: a top-three finish in the World Cup downhill finals. Ligety, 29, tied for second, 0.11 seconds behind winner Matthias Mayer, of Austria. Ligety’s downhill podium finish indicates he’s extending his ability beyond the giant slalom, his specialty, and into other disciplines, which is important if he is to have a shot at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57672578@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:04:01 MDT World Cup: Ligety earns first-ever podium in downhill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57671074-77/downhill-mayer-cup-ligety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57671074-77/downhill-mayer-cup-ligety.html.csp">World Cup: Ligety earns first-ever podium in downhill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The associated press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T16:48:35.558-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lenzerheide, Switzerland • Park City’s Ted Ligety has earned his first-ever podium in the downhill. Ligety finished third here in Wednesday’s downhill race, behind winner Mattias Mayer of Austria and runner-up Christof Innerhofer of Italy. Ligety’s career-best result in downhill lifted him to third in the overall standings. His previous best in downhill was fourth, in 2007 at Lenzerheide where the steep, twisting course suits his technical skills. “This is a hill I know I have a good ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576710742014-03-13T16:48:35.558-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T16:48:35.558-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57671074@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:48:35 MDT Skiing: Mayer wins downhill, Utah’s Ligety ties for second http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670419-77/states-united-mayer-downhill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670419-77/states-united-mayer-downhill.html.csp">Skiing: Mayer wins downhill, Utah’s Ligety ties for second</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GRAHAM DUNBAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T16:48:36.039-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lenzerheide, Switzerland • Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway retook the lead in the overall World Cup standings on Wednesday by placing fifth in a downhill won by Olympic champion Matthias Mayer of Austria. Svindal earned 45 points to move 41 ahead of two-time defending overall champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who skips downhills. “If I had to put money on someone I have no idea who it would be,” said Svindal, who will race against Hirscher in a super-G on Thursday. Mayer earned his first career ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576704192014-03-13T16:48:36.039-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T16:48:36.039-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670419@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:48:36 MDT Skiing: Gut wins WCup downhill, Fenninger leads overall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670398-77/states-united-austria-switzerland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670398-77/states-united-austria-switzerland.html.csp">Skiing: Gut wins WCup downhill, Fenninger leads overall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GRAHAM DUNBAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T16:48:36.085-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lenzerheide, Switzerland • Maria Hoefl-Riesch was taken to a hospital with a shoulder injury after crashing in a downhill race on Wednesday, allowing Anna Fenninger of Austria to move atop the overall World Cup standings. The final downhill of the season was won by Lara Gut of Switzerland, the Olympic bronze medalist, but the drama centered on 2011 champion Hoefl-Riesch. The 29-year-old German was taken by helicopter off the slope and then brought to a nearby hospital for treatment. “She has pai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576703982014-03-13T16:48:36.085-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T16:48:36.085-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670398@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:48:36 MDT Paralympics: Park City skier Danelle Umstead places fifth in women’s downhill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57651551-77/downhill-park-umstead-skiing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57651551-77/downhill-park-umstead-skiing.html.csp">Paralympics: Park City skier Danelle Umstead places fifth in women’s downhill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T21:28:01.225-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • Danelle Umstead of Park City finished fifth among six contestants in the visually impaired class of the women’s downhill skiing event Saturday as competition began in the Paralympic Winter Games. Skiing with her husband, Rob, as her guide, Umstead finished in 1 minute, 36.7 seconds. She was .88 seconds out of third place. Russia’s Henrieta Farkasova won. Umstead will be featured in the NBC Sports Network’s studio coverage Monday, beginning at 10 a.m MDT. She’s schedule...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57651551@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:28:01 MDT Sports briefs: Jansrud wins super-G in Norway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57620552-77/super-downhill-jansrud-mota.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57620552-77/super-downhill-jansrud-mota.html.csp">Sports briefs: Jansrud wins super-G in Norway</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T22:08:48.351-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Skiing • Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud of Norway overcame tricky racing conditions on his favorite home course in Kvitfjell to win a World Cup super-G race on Sunday ahead of Switzerland’s Patrick Kueng. Jansrud, who won gold in super-G at the Sochi Olympics last month, finished 0.26 seconds ahead of Kueng and 0.33 clear of Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer of Austria. American Travis Ganong was confident after placing third in Friday’s downhill and fourth in Saturday’s downhill. But ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57620552@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:08:48 MDT Austria’s Fischbacher wins delayed women’s downhill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57621147-77/downhill-fischbacher-fenninger-really.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57621147-77/downhill-fischbacher-fenninger-really.html.csp">Austria’s Fischbacher wins delayed women’s downhill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIELLA MATAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T22:08:48.185-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Crans-Montana, Switzerland • Andrea Fischbacher of Austria was the surprise winner of the delayed women’s World Cup downhill on Sunday, claiming her first victory in four years. Fischbacher skied down the new Mont-Lachaux slope in 1 minute, 34 seconds, beating compatriot Anna Fenninger by 0.15. “It’s just a great feeling,” Fischbacher said. “It’s been a hard time these past few years. I had some problems with my back and knee ... I was always skiing but my head wasn’t free, I was thinking too mu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57621147@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:08:48 MDT