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Skiers to watch out for this Winter Olympics

With just under a month left until the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, we’re super excited to see what the athletes bring to the table! Here are some of the star skiers who have qualified for the upcoming Olympics, and you should be sure to keep an eye on! Alpine Skiing Men Austrian Alpine Skier, Marcel Hirscher is undoubtedly one to watch this Olympics. His last Olympic win was at the 2014 Winter Olympics, finishing with a silver medal in slalom. He’s had an amazing run at the current Ski World Cup with 7 gold medals, and we’re sure to see him do all he can to get that gold in this coming Olympics! Norwegian skier, Henrik Kristoffersen is another contender to watch out for. With 9 podium finishes at this seasons World Cup, we can count on him to bring his A-game at the games in Pyeongchang this…

Marcel Hirscher wins slalom race in Zagreb!

Marcel Hirscher is undoubtedly the strongest slalom athlete this season! For the 5th time in a row, Hirscher has done it again, winning the slalom in Zagreb on Thursday with a time of 1:50.65! Fellow Austrian, Michael Matt came in second with a time of 1:50.65, and Norwegian skier Henrik Kristoffersen finished third.  Hirscher has won places on the podium in his last 12 giant slalom races in the world cup and world championships, and has won 7 of them! Proving he’s an unstoppable force this season. In light of his win, let’s take you through some of his biggest skiing achievements! World Cup Debut Making his world cup debut at the age of 18 in 2007, the half-Austrian and hap-dutch skier Marcel Hirscher quickly rose to fame and established himself as slalom king! Between 2007 and 2009, he had much success in the Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G…

Mikaela Shiffrin wins first Downhill Race!

She’s knows as being the ‘slalom queen’, but Mikaela Shiffrin can now add Downhill to her growing list of achievements, winning her very first World Cup downhill victory in Lake Louise last Saturday! Shiffrin scored a time of one minute 27.55 seconds, beating Germany’s Viktoria Rebesburg by 0.13 seconds, and Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin who came in third with a time of 1:27.72. Shiffrin, who was the overall World Cup winner last season was competing in just her fourth World Cup downhill race, and of her 32 World Cup wins, 26 are her triumphs in slalom. The start of the race was delayed by over an hour because of a power outage after a a power line to the Lake Louise resort failed, so the course was shortened for the race on Saturday. “Shortening the distance was definitely an advantage to me because the top section is flat and I’m not…

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Winners!

Its been an epic month of ski racing so far, so lets take you through some of our highlights! Super G – Ladies 28 year old Tina Weirather from Liechtenstein won the the season’s first Super-G race last Sunday at Lake Louise. Weirather was also last years Super-G crystal globe winner, proving herself again by barreling down the slopes in 1:18.52 seconds. Second place went to last year’s super-G winner Lara Gut from Switzerland with a time of 1:18.63, while the super-G reigning champ Nicole Schmidhofer finished third with a time of 1:18.79. Drama unveiled when American skier Lindsey Vonn – the all time biggest winner in the discipline, failed to finish the Super-G race after crashing for her second time this season. She unfortunately failed to keep her skis under her when taking a wide turn, resulting in a slide out. Although Vonn had a nightmare weekend at Lake…

Watch The NorAm Cup Races with us!

The Nor-Am Cup – otherwise known as the North American Cup, brings together some of the best ski racers in North America, giving them the opportunity to compete against athletes from other countries for a chance to make it onto the World Cup circuit. The Nor-Am Cup lasts for the whole season, and ventures to multiple ski resorts including, Copper Mountain, Loveland, Lake Louise and more. The Cup will come to head in March for the NorAm finals, where, in alpine skiing, the top two overall competitors for each discipline at the end of the finals win a World Cup spot for the following season in their respective events. An awesome way to give North American talents the chance to compete with other top ski racers! The skiing talents of these racers are incredible and we want to give athletes, parents and coaches the opportunity to view the Nor-Am races, to…

Pro videos of this seasons World Cup winning races!

World Cup Levi Racing has kicked off the alpine season this month, bringing together the world’s best slalom skiers. We’re super excited to announce Sprongo now has the licensed rights to over 20 winning World Cup runs from this season! With the season just starting we currently have the very first two winning world cup runs on Sprongo – Felix Neureuther who won the Men’s slalom, and Petra Vhlova who won the Ladies slalom. We’ll be covering the best runs from the season, from the top skiers of the game! As the world cup continues, we will be uploading the runs of all major events. Below is a list of the world cup runs that will be added: Date EVENT 11.11.2017 Levi (FIN) Ladies Slalom – Run 2 12.11.2017 Levi (FIN) Men’s Slalom – Run 2 25.11.2017 Killington (USA) Ladies Giant Slalom -Run 2 26.11.2017 Killington (USA) Ladies Slalom -Run…

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