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River Radamus second in Jr. Worlds combined

Edwards' River Radamus (1) celebrates with the U.S. Ski Team after he finished second at the FIS Junior Alpine World Ski Championships alpine-combined event in Are, Sweden, on Saturday.
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ARE, Sweden — Edwards’ River Radamus, of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, won the silver medal in alpine combined, the third medal for the U.S. Team at the 2017 FIS Junior Alpine World Ski Championships, on Saturday.

Switzerland’s Lois Meillard took the gold as Germany’s George Hegele won the bronze. Sam Morse, of Maine, who won the downhill earlier in the week, finished sixth after winning the morning super-G. Erik Arvidsson, of California, was 22nd; George Steffey, of New Hampshire, 41st.

‘hit or miss’

Radamus finished 10th in the morning super-G, and backed it up with a fourth-place result in the afternoon slalom on a sun-baked course.

“All this year my slalom has been hit or miss. I’ve been skiing really well sometimes but not been able to finish the run, but I’ve been feeling pretty good coming in to these Championships,” Radamus said.

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“River picked bib 1 and attacked the line he inspected, making some mistakes but recovering well and putting himself in a good position for the slalom,” said alpine development director Chip Knight. “Sam ran bib 31 and used the confidence he’s built all week to execute a great run and win the super-G.”

The Junior World Championships continue today with the women’s giant slalom, followed by the team event.

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