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Ski World Championship Videos coming to Sprongo

We’re almost at the end of 2018, and that means the Ski World Cup is well underway! With many exciting performances in store for us this World Cup, we don’t want you to miss any of the action. We’ll be uploading highlights of all major races that will take place in Killington and Beaver Creek this season. That includes Mikaela Shiffrin’s epic slalom win, as well as Frederica Brigone’s giant slalom win. As we’re creeping into 2019, we’re also not far from the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Are. The two-week event will run from 4th-17th February 2019. We’ll see new world champions crowned in downhill, super-G, giant slalom, alpine combined and the alpine team event. Race videos from the championships will also be added to Sprongo. We’ll make it easy for you to stay up to date with the best runs from the top skiers in the game!…

Kjetil Jansrud wins Super-G, securing the World Cup discipline title

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud wins his third Super-G title – with a record time of 1:33.21 – rounding up Norway’s winning streak in the Men’s World Cup Super-G to seven seasons! Jansrud secured his third discipline title in four years – he also took the Super-G titles in 2014-15 and last season. He also won Olympic bronze in Pyeongchang last month, adding to his gold from the Sochi Games four years ago and silver from the 2017 world championships. His Norwegian teammates Aksel Lund Svindal (2011-2014) and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (2016) also won the discipline title in recent years – making Norway the team to watch out for. They’ve matched the winning streak set by Austria who have previously won the super-G title seven years in a row from 1998-2004. Now it’s Norways time to shine. In an interview with ESPN, Jansrud shared his excitement for the win. “I am a…

More PRO Videos Coming Your Way

With the World Cup almost at an end, we will be uploading PRO Videos from all major Alpine Skiing events, from the Men’s Downhill in Norway to the Slalom in Sweden. They will include Marcel Hirscher’s big win in Men’s slalom in Kranjska Gora on March 4th, and upcoming races in Kvitfjell, and of course, the World Cup finals in Are, Sweden.  Between March 14 and March 18, the top athletes from the World Cup will gather in Are for the final five days of competitions to see who who will be crowned as kings and queens in the downhill, super G, giant slalom, and slalom events. We’ll make it easy for you to stay up to date with the best runs from the finals, from the top skiers in the game! Below is a list of the World Cup runs that will be added: 04.03.2018 Kranjska Gora (SLO) Men’s…

Sarah Schleper to compete in fifth Olympics

Fifteen year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team, Sarah Schleper, will be making an appearance at the Winter Olympics in Pyeonghcang this February! Not only will she be competing, but she’ll also be flag bearer for the Mexican delegation at the opening ceremony on February 9th. Although originally from Vail, Schleper married Federico Gaxiola in 2007, became a Mexican citizen in 2014, and has been competing for Mexico, including the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creak, and the 2017 Worlds in St Moritz. Schleper has had an eventful skiing career, taking part in 186 World Cup races, and achieving 4 podium finishes, and one victory. Pyeongchang will be her fifth Olympics. In an interview with VailDaily, Schleper talks about how excited she is to be representing Mexico this Winter Games. “Mexico is a wonderfully vibrant and beautiful nation” she said. “We have a lot of Mexicans coming…

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…

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