Vail’s Vonn wins more honors
ZELL-AM SEE-KAPRUN, Austria – Propelled by a record setting three wins in three days last weekend in Haus im Ennstal, Austria, USA Today has named the U.S. Ski Team’s Lindsey Vonn the Olympic Athlete of the Week .
Vonn, the 2009 World Champion for both downhill and super-G, captured back-to-back downhill wins to continue her stranglehold on the FIS Alpine World Cup downhill standings with a perfect record so far this season in the discipline. She then capped the weekend with a super-G victory to further her lead in World Cup super G points.
It was the first time an American, male or female, has won three consecutive times in as many days. Additionally, her Jan. 9 super-G win, marked the 28th World Cup triumph of her young career and moved her into second in all-time wins for an American, passing U.S. great Phil Mahre. Bode Miller holds the current U.S. high mark with 31.
Vonn also picked up The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame its 2009 Athlete of the Year Thursday. Vonn is hoping all the new hardware doesn’t slow her down in this weekend’s technical races in Maribor, Slovenia.
Del Bosco featured in USA Today
The USA Today does not belong only to Lindsey Vonn.
Eagle-Vail skicross racer Chris Del Bosco got some major ink with that paper’s cover story in Thursday’s sports section. Accompanied by a serious glam shot, the article summarized what is known locally – that Del Bosco has battled alcohol and drug abuse, but turned his life around and is now one of the top skicross racers in the world.
Del Bosco has actually been making a bunch of headlines with his personal story. A dual citizen racing for Canada, he’s been on the Canadian Broadcasting Company, CTV and also has an television advertisement, promoting the Olympic Games with a voiceover by Donald Sutherland.
Del Bosco his racing in Blue Mountain, Ontario this weekend.
Adelboden GS reset for Kranjska Gora
WENGEN, Switzerland – The International Ski Federation confirmed Wednesday that the fog-canceled men’s World Cup giant slalom from Adelboden, Switzerland ,will be rescheduled for Jan. 29 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.
The weekend will now feature back-to-back giant slalom races before closing with slalom, the final World Cup race before the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The new date will now fall outside the selection period for events being used to select the 2010 Olympic Team.
Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety has won the regularly scheduled giant slalom in Kranjska Gora each of the last two years.