SLALOM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SLALOM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Olympics: Shiffrin backtracks on 2018 ‘five gold medals’ prediction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57771084-77/gold-shiffrin-slalom-olympics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57771084-77/gold-shiffrin-slalom-olympics.html.csp">Olympics: Shiffrin backtracks on 2018 ‘five gold medals’ prediction</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T18:56:41.518-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 06:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Remember when U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin talked about dreaming of winning five gold medals at the 2018 Olympics? She’d like to take that back. Sort of. It’s not so much that the Sochi Games slalom champion doesn’t think she’s capable of a big haul in four years. It’s more that she realizes what an outlandish thing it was to say out loud to a room full of media members back in February. “I was just on, like, a gold-medal high there,” Shiffrin said with a laugh at the U.S. Olympic C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577710842014-04-03T18:56:41.518-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T18:56:41.518-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57771084@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:56:41 MDT Winter sports: Austria’s Marcel Hirscher wins World Cup slalom title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57690824-77/hirscher-austria-run-slalom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57690824-77/hirscher-austria-run-slalom.html.csp">Winter sports: Austria’s Marcel Hirscher wins World Cup slalom title</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T23:09:44.772-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lenzerheide, Switzerland • Marcel Hirscher beat Felix Neureuther in a testy Austria vs. Germany duel for the World Cup slalom title on Sunday. Racing last as the controversial first-run leader, Hirscher finished 0.76 seconds inside Neureuther’s time to overtake his rival in the standings. Earlier, Austrian and German team bosses had traded barbs before the decisive run over a first-run gate-setting design by one of Hirscher’s coaches. Olympic champion Mario Matt was third, trailing 1.08 behind h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576908242014-03-16T23:09:44.772-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T23:09:44.772-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57690824@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:09:44 MDT Sports briefs: Park City’s Ted Ligety takes GS title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57686556-77/cup-ligety-race-title.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57686556-77/cup-ligety-race-title.html.csp">Sports briefs: Park City’s Ted Ligety takes GS title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T20:53:59.908-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Skiing • Marcel Hirscher clinched his third straight overall World Cup title on Saturday but couldn’t prevent Park City native Ted Ligety from winning his fifth season-long giant slalom trophy. A race in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, that came down to a few hundredths of a second saw Hirscher finish fourth, giving him enough points to clinch the sport’s biggest prize. Ligety won the race and thereby tied the Austrian on points in the season-long discipline standings, giving the American the GS titl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576865562014-03-15T20:53:59.908-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T20:53:59.908-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57686556@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:53:59 MDT Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin of U.S. earns 5th WCup slalom win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57686202-77/austria-shiffrin-states-united.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57686202-77/austria-shiffrin-states-united.html.csp">Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin of U.S. earns 5th WCup slalom win</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="2014-03-18T17:06:11.457-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lenzerheide, Switzerland • American Mikaela Shiffrin completed her exceptional slalom season with a fifth World Cup win on Saturday. The Olympic champion was 1.44 seconds faster than any rival in one of the longest women’s slaloms in World Cup history. Shiffrin already clinched her second straight World Cup title in the discipline last weekend with a win in Sweden. “I am very proud. One of my goals this year was to hold on to the slalom globe,” she said. She had a two-run combined time of 2 minu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576862022014-03-18T17:06:11.457-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T17:06:11.457-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57686202@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:06:11 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 Paralympics: Park City skier Danelle Umstead 4th in slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670138-77/umstead-park-slalom-event.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670138-77/umstead-park-slalom-event.html.csp">Paralympics: Park City skier Danelle Umstead 4th in slalom</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T22:13:23.196-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 10:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • Park City skier Danelle Umstead finished fourth for the second time in the Paralympic Winter Games, moving up from fifth place in the second run of the slalom event Wednesday. Competing in the visually impaired class with her husband, Rob, as her guide, Umstead posted a two-run time of 2 minutes, 16.21 seconds. She was 13.27 seconds out of medal contention in the event that included seven contestants and was won by Russia’s Aleksandra Frantcella. Umstead has two events...</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> 57670138@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:13:23 MDT Ligety 16th as Neureuther leads German 1-2 finish at WCup slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57655654-77/neureuther-slalom-cup-hirscher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57655654-77/neureuther-slalom-cup-hirscher.html.csp">Ligety 16th as Neureuther leads German 1-2 finish at WCup slalom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC WILLEMSEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T23:07:21.759-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 11:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kranjska Gora, Slovenia • Felix Neureuther overcame a pre-Olympic car crash to win a World Cup slalom on Sunday, giving himself pole position in the fight for the season’s discipline title. Neureuther beat Fritz Dopfer for a German 1-2 finish, and overtook Marcel Hirscher on top of the slalom standings by five points with one race remaining. On his way to Munich airport for his flight to Sochi on Feb. 14, Neureuther suffered whiplash as he lost control of his car on an icy road and hit the barri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576556542014-03-09T23:07:21.759-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-09T23:07:21.759-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57655654@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:07:21 MDT Winter sports: Park City’s Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57654104-77/cup-ligety-slalom-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57654104-77/cup-ligety-slalom-win.html.csp">Winter sports: Park City’s Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T21:59:13.83-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kranjska Gora, Slovenia • Olympic champion Ted Ligety overcame a softening course and a challenge by Austrian veteran Benjamin Raich to win a men’s World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. It was the American’s sixth career win in the Slovenian resort, making him the first man to win six World Cup races in one discipline at the same venue. “It’s definitely a cool hill, it has so much personality,” Ligety said. “It has some steep parts, some rolls, it has a little bit of gliding sections. It’s a true...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576541042014-03-08T21:59:13.83-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-08T21:59:13.83-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57654104@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:59:13 MDT NCAA skiing: Denver cruises to title; Utah takes fifth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57653118-77/denver-vermont-slalom-mexico.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57653118-77/denver-vermont-slalom-mexico.html.csp">NCAA skiing: Denver cruises to title; Utah takes fifth</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eric Butler</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T21:28:01.241-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Although he said everything is calm and quiet at the starting point, slalom racer Espen Lysdahl from Denver University said he could hear his teammates at the bottom of the hill cheering. As he got closer, the noise naturally got louder. And, by the end of the day, hoorahs for the Denver Pioneers reverberated around the east side of the Wasatch range. The Pioneers wrapped up the overall team title as the NCAA skiing championships culminated on Saturday at Park City. Lysdal had a big part of the ...</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> 57653118@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:28:01 MDT NCAA Ski Championships: Slalom events postponed until Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57648074-89/race-saturday-slalom-begin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57648074-89/race-saturday-slalom-begin.html.csp">NCAA Ski Championships: Slalom events postponed until Saturday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T20:29:41.234-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 08:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City • he NCAA Skiing Championship slalom races have been postponed until Saturday due to course conditions. The men’s slalom is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with the women’s race at 10:00 a.m., at Park City Mountain Resort. Second runs begin at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively. “Unfortunately we had to cancel the race because of the snow conditions,” Utah alpine coach Jaka Korencan said. “The rain and the warm temperatures contributed to an unsafe race course. The forecast for toni...</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> 57648074@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 20:29:41 MDT NCAA Ski Championships: Home field plays to Utes’ advantage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57638383-89/ncaa-championships-engel-haugen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57638383-89/ncaa-championships-engel-haugen.html.csp">NCAA Ski Championships: Home field plays to Utes’ advantage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eric Butler</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T19:53:41.834-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 07:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City • Knowing how the course plays certainly payed off for University of Utah skiers as the NCAA championships began here Wednesday. Utah’s Mark Engel won the giant slalom on the men’s side while two Utes, Kristiina Rove and Chloe Fausa, placed second and third for the women. Though just a freshman, the 22-year-old Engel was actually a two-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team before entering college. The leader after the first run, Engel then had what he called “a pretty wild ride” to edge Ne...</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> 57638383@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:53:41 MDT Kragthorpe: Mikaela Shiffrin launches U.S. team toward 2018 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583475-77/shiffrin-usoc-gold-medal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583475-77/shiffrin-usoc-gold-medal.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Mikaela Shiffrin launches U.S. team toward 2018</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T21:47:26.957-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia In that stunning moment on the slopes, American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin almost became like the U.S. Olympic women’s bobsled driver who hit the wall during the final run and the women’s hockey players who couldn’t hold a two-goal lead in the last four minutes of the gold medal game. Shiffrin made the biggest save of the Games. Fearing that she might ski off the course, she managed to redirect her left ski in the air, stop quickly, negotiate the slalom gate and finis...</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> 57583475@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:47:26 MDT Olympics: Ted Ligety accepts his unfinished ending in slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583052-77/ligety-run-slalom-course.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583052-77/ligety-run-slalom-course.html.csp">Olympics: Ted Ligety accepts his unfinished ending in slalom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T21:48:37.642-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • Ted Ligety is familiar with this ending. For the third Olympics in a row, the Park City skier failed to complete two runs of the slalom, the concluding event of Alpine skiing in the Games. He’ll leave Russia feeling great, having won a gold medal in Wednesday’s giant slalom. But he questioned a course setup that made the slalom’s second run “a battle of attrition.” Austria’s Mario Matt won the event. Nolan Kasper, a part-time Park City resident, finished 13th. Logan Hi...</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> 57583052@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:48:37 MDT Olympics: Vic Wild completes sweep in snowboard parallel slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583062-77/wild-parallel-slalom-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583062-77/wild-parallel-slalom-russian.html.csp">Olympics: Vic Wild completes sweep in snowboard parallel slalom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WILL GRAVES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T16:47:38.482-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 04:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • They’re wild about snowboarding in Russia now. All it took was a fuzzy faced, fired-up native from the western U.S. to do it. American by birth, Russian by marriage and by choice, Vic Wild completed a historic sweep of the Olympic snowboard parallel slalom events to give his adopted country a boost in the race to top the medals table in Sochi. Wild edged Zan Kosir of Slovenia by 0.11 seconds in Saturday’s parallel slalom final to win his second gold medal of the games....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575830622014-02-25T16:47:38.482-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T16:47:38.482-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57583062@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:47:38 MDT Picabo Street admires Shiffrin's maturity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57582773-229/street-shiffrin-maturity-picabo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57582773-229/street-shiffrin-maturity-picabo.html.csp">Picabo Street admires Shiffrin's maturity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T02:29:02.359-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 02:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even before knowing that U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn would miss the Olympics with a knee injury, 1998 gold medalist Picabo Street pointed to Mikaela Shiffrin as "the most intriguing thing" about the skiing competition in the 2014 Games.Street, speaking during the Road to Sochi Tour stop at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns last month, cited Shiffrin's maturity at age 18. "She really has a head on her shoulders like I haven't seen," Street said. "She's very strategic. She's a total planner."Shiff...</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> 57582773@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:29:02 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - February 22, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57582478-227/staff-photo-chris-detrick.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57582478-227/staff-photo-chris-detrick.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - February 22, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T23:23:03.148-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 11:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune KRASNAYA POLYANA, RUSSIA - JANUARY 21:A russian fan watches the women's slalom competition at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the 2014 Sochi Olympics Friday February 21, 2014. Read more here.</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> 57582478@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:23:03 MDT Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin avoids catastrophe, wins slalom gold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57579438-77/shiffrin-slalom-alpine-gold.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57579438-77/shiffrin-slalom-alpine-gold.html.csp">Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin avoids catastrophe, wins slalom gold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T21:13:36.924-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 09:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • For a moment, Mikaela Shiffrin thought she’d lost it all. Shiffrin enjoyed such a big lead that all she really needed to do was stay upright Friday night in the second run of the Olympic slalom event. And ski around each gate, of course. That task proved more challenging than Shiffrin would have preferred, but she saved herself with an athletic recovery in the middle of the hill and earned a gold medal at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. “Pretty terrifying experience, ac...</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> 57579438@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:13:36 MDT Mikaela Shiffrin in great spot in slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57579035-229/run-shiffrin-slalom-gold.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57579035-229/run-shiffrin-slalom-gold.html.csp">Mikaela Shiffrin in great spot in slalom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T08:45:01.959-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 08:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mikaela Shiffrin is in excellent position to win the second U.S. gold medal in Alpine skiing and the eighth gold overall for the Park City-based U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association in the Games.Shiffrin skied the first run of Friday's women's slalom in 52.62 seconds, .49 seconds ahead of Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch. The lead is almost equivalent to Ted Ligety's first-run advantage in the longer giant slalom event that he won Wednesday. The second run begins at 9:15 a.m. MST. As the leader, Shiff...</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> 57579035@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:45:01 MDT Olympics: Park City’s Ted Ligety dominates for giant slalom gold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57566679-77/ligety-giant-slalom-run.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57566679-77/ligety-giant-slalom-run.html.csp">Olympics: Park City’s Ted Ligety dominates for giant slalom gold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael C. Lewis</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T21:47:25.38-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • Ted Ligety did not just win the giant slalom at the Sochi Olympics. He owned it. Dominated it. Yanked it away from everybody else, stamped his name across the front and hung it out his living room window. In his last real chance to medal here, the greatest giant slalom skier of his generation faced down all the pressure that came with his sparkling resume — two-time world champion in the event, four-time World Cup champion, three-time Olympian — and coolly used his uni...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575666792014-02-19T21:47:25.38-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-19T21:47:25.38-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57566679@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:47:25 MDT Remembering Ligety's first gold medal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57567088-229/ligety-gold-medal-runs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57567088-229/ligety-gold-medal-runs.html.csp">Remembering Ligety's first gold medal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T07:29:02.189-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 07:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The circumstances were completely different in 2006, when Park City's Ted Ligety won his first Olympic gold medal, and so was the celebration. In Italy, Ligety stood third after the first of two slalom runs (following a downhill run) in the combined event, and had to withstand the final runs of two racers to maintain first place. The second-to-last skier failed to overtake him. So when the video screen showed final skier Benjamin Raich missing a gate and Ligety's victory was assured, U.S. teamm...</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> 57567088@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:29:02 MDT