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Domshabfan
01-22-2013, 05:31 AM
I have decided to add a new thread for all the winter sports world championships that are going to be held over the next few weeks. Especially since IOC has granted entry to quite a few new events to the Olympics. Some of teh new events are in Snowboarding and the FIS Snowboarding world championships are being held in Stoneham (CAN) for last one week. The results from the events so far:

Slopestyle - Ladies (Will make Olympic debut in Sochi)
Gold : Spenser O'Brian (CAN)
Silver: Sina Candrian (SUI)
Bronze: Torah Bright (AUS)

Slopestyle - Men (Will make Olympic debut in Sochi)
Gold : Roope Tonteri (FIN)
Silver: Mark McMorris (CAN)
Bronze: Janne Korpi (FIN) :)

Big Air - Men (Will make Olympic debut in Sochi)
Gold : Roope Tonteri (FIN), 2nd gold medal
Silver: Niklas Mattson (SWE)
Bronze: Seppe Smits (BEL) :)

Halfpipe - Ladies
Gold : Arielle Gold (USA)
Silver: Holly Crawford (AUS)
Bronze: Sophie Rodriguez (FRA)

Halfpipe - Men
Gold : Iouri Podladchikov (SUI)
Silver: Taku Hiraoku (JPN)
Bronze: Markus Malin (FIN)

The Snowboarding world championships continue this week with Snowboardcross, Parallel Slalom and Parallel Giant Slalom.

AragornElessar
01-23-2013, 12:40 AM
Great thread, but can I ask for one minor change? Could we also put in the Paralympic World Championships results? They're also in a Pre Paralympic year and qualifying will happening for them too the next couple of months.

I'm guessing the answer will be "Yes!!", but I also like to ask first too. :)

Domshabfan
01-23-2013, 12:55 PM
Great thread, but can I ask for one minor change? Could we also put in the Paralympic World Championships results? They're also in a Pre Paralympic year and qualifying will happening for them too the next couple of months.

I'm guessing the answer will be "Yes!!", but I also like to ask first too. :)

Yes, Paralympic too... please feel to contribute... and don't be put off by the sentence "I have decided to". English is not my first language and sometimes make unintentional comments. It is only later when I re-read my post I feel it did not come out the way I intended the comment.

AragornElessar
01-26-2013, 08:11 AM
Oh, I wasn't put off by that. It's just that Paralympic Sport doesn't really get the due it deserves and w/the awesome amount of coverage of London's Summer Paralympics last year, it would be a shame to see that momentum die again going into Sochi.

The IPC was promoting on Twitter the Nordic and Biathlon World Championships for Paralympic participants are coming up in a couple of weeks and the Sledge Hockey Worlds are coming up fast too.

ETA ~ Aksel Lund Svindal sent this via Instagram to Twitter...

What a gorgeous day for the famous race at Kitzbuhel (http://instagram.com/p/U8W6RGts9v/)

AragornElessar
01-27-2013, 06:10 AM
It was a BIG day for Cdn athletes and the weekend's not over yet either. As these are all from the CBC, understandably there'll be a Cdn take on the events. Okay then...

CBC Sports ~ Canada's Kaillie Humphries defends world bobsleigh title (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/sliding/story/2013/01/26/sp-bobsleigh-kaillie-humphries-chealsea-valois-world-bobsleigh-title.html)

My Goodness that girl's having one heck of a World Cup Season this year and this is the cherry on top of it all.


"I'm ecstatic," Humphries said in a release. "Our goal all year was to win world championships and we did it. This is the perfect end to a great season and to do it in St. Moritz is the ultimate for any bobsledder.

"People don’t understand what this place means to us athletes. It is the birthplace of our sport and the longest track in the world that demands experience and skill so it means the world to me to win the world championships here."

Americans Elana Meyers and Katie Eberling claimed silver with a time of 4:30.99, while Germany's Sandra Kiriasis and Franziska Bertels earned bronze at 4:31.01.

CBC Sports ~ Canada's Erik Guay 2nd in Kitzbuehel downhill (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/skiing/story/2013/01/26/sp-skiing-mens-downhill-kitzbuehel.html)


Guay finished the downhill 0.13 seconds back of Domink Paris, who became just the second Italian skier to win the classic men's World Cup downhill in Kitzbuehel, following in the footsteps of Kristian Ghedina's victory in 1998.

Hannes Reichelt of Austria was 0.36 seconds back in third place.

CBC Sports ~Canada's Kingsbury, Dufour-Lapointe win World Cup moguls gold (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/skiing/story/2013/01/26/sp-freestyle-skiing-moguls-130126.html)

CBC Sports ~ Canadians grab gold, silver in snowboard cross worlds event (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/skiing/story/2013/01/26/sp-snowboard-cross-stoneham-130126.html)

CBC Sports ~
Canada's Christine Nesbitt wins 1,000M at world sprint championships (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/speedskating/story/2013/01/26/sp-world-speedskating-chrsitine-nesbitt-130126.html)

As I said, it was a BIG day for Canada on Saturday. :)

Domshabfan
01-28-2013, 11:37 AM
Slopestyle - Ladies (Will make Olympic debut in Sochi)
Gold : Spenser O'Brian (CAN)
Silver: Sina Candrian (SUI)
Bronze: Torah Bright (AUS)

Slopestyle - Men (Will make Olympic debut in Sochi)
Gold : Roope Tonteri (FIN)
Silver: Mark McMorris (CAN)
Bronze: Janne Korpi (FIN) :)

Big Air - Men (Will make Olympic debut in Sochi)
Gold : Roope Tonteri (FIN), 2nd gold medal
Silver: Niklas Mattson (SWE)
Bronze: Seppe Smits (BEL) :)

Halfpipe - Ladies
Gold : Arielle Gold (USA)
Silver: Holly Crawford (AUS)
Bronze: Sophie Rodriguez (FRA)

Halfpipe - Men
Gold : Iouri Podladchikov (SUI)
Silver: Taku Hiraoku (JPN)
Bronze: Markus Malin (FIN)



Parallel Giant Slalom - Ladies
Gold : Isabella Laboeck (GER)
Silver: Julia Dujmovits (AUT)
Bronze: Amelie Kober (GER)


Parallel Giant Slalom - Men
Gold : Benjamin Karl (AUT)
Silver: Roland Fischnaller (ITA)
Bronze: Vic Wild (RUS)


Snowboardcross - Ladies
Gold : Maelle Ricker (CAN)
Silver: Dominque Maltais (CAN)
Bronze: Helene Olafsen (NOR)


Snowboardcross - Men
Gold : Alex Pullin (AUS) :)
Silver: Markus Schairer (AUT)
Bronze: Stian Sivertzen (NOR)


Parallel Slalom - Ladies
Gold : Ekaterina Tudegesheva (RUS)
Silver: Patricia Kummer(SUI)
Bronze: Amelie Kober (GER)


Parallel Slalom - Men
Gold : Rok Marguc (SLO)
Silver: Justin Reiter (ITA)
Bronze: Roland Fischnaller (USA)

AragornElessar
01-29-2013, 04:38 AM
I love watching the Paralllel events. They look like they're a blast and a half to do.

Also...The World Winter Special Olympics open tonight in South Korea. Their Pledge is one I think all Athletes should say regardless of the Event.


Let me win, but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt

We have three athletes and one coach from our local Special Olympics Speed Skating program on the team that's over in South Korea. So we'll be paying attention to these Games a tad closer than we normally would.

Just wanted to mention they were starting in South Korea and thought this might be the best place. :)

ETA ~ :duh: My manners...Thanks for posting all of those results DomShabfan!! :)

AragornElessar
02-02-2013, 06:49 AM
IPC ~ Polish Ice Sledge Hockey player suspended after Anti-Doping Rule Violation at 2012 World Championships (http://www.paralympic.org/press-release/polish-ice-sledge-hockey-player-suspended-after-anti-doping-rule-violation-2012-world-)

4rkidz
02-03-2013, 06:05 PM
Very interesting in the world cup short track speed skating this weekend - test event in Sochi for the Olympics.. Russia won the men's relay.. which is quite an upset.. they have actually been getting much better in short track - perfect timing for next year in Sochi.. A great showing by the Brits as well.. they will likely get their first winter Olympic medal in a long time with Elise Christie in the Short track - she won the overall world cup in the 1000 metres today splitting up the Koreans.. Canadians did well as usual.. good test event from the athletes who were pleased with the facility :)

Domshabfan
02-04-2013, 01:36 PM
Luge World Championships : Whistler (CAN)

Ladies:
Gold : Natalie Geisenberger (GER)
Silver : Tatiana Hufner (GER)
Bronze : Alex Gouch (CAN)

Men's
Gold: Felix Loch (GER)
Silver : Andi Langenhan (GER)
Bronze : Johannes Ludwig (GER)

David Moller of Germany was fourth

Pairs :
Gold: Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt (GER)
Silver : Toni Eggert / Sascha Beneken (GER)
Bronze : Andreas Linger/Wolfgang Linger (AUT)

Team Relay :
Gold : Germany
Silver : Canada
Bronze : Latvia

World championships were almost a german national championships...

Domshabfan
02-05-2013, 10:28 AM
Alpine skiing world championships will start today in Austria. The delayed start will due to weather is 11.45 CET. Today event is the Super-G women's event.

ETA: now it is 12.15 CET
ETA2: now changed to 12.30 due to bad weather

Domshabfan
02-05-2013, 03:17 PM
Lindsay Vonn, the olympic champion is really badly injured at the opening day of the Alpine Skiing world Championships. Looking at the video, it seems like a knee injury, hope she recovers quickly.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/feb/05/lindsey-vonn-crash-skiing-super-g

rayhaneh
02-05-2013, 03:23 PM
Lindsay Vonn, the olympic champion is really badly injured at the opening day of the Alpine Skiing world Championships. Looking at the video, it seems like a knee injury, hope she recovers quickly.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/feb/05/lindsey-vonn-crash-skiing-super-g

News report seem to confirm the right knee injury, although no word of how badly she's hurt

This really hasn't been a good season for Lindsey. Here's hoping for her that it won't be too bad and that she can be quickly back on the skis

Lara
02-05-2013, 04:32 PM
Running that super G race today was a really bad call. :( Between the fog and the late hour, the visibility was just too poor. I only hope this hasn't cost Lindsay more than this already unfortunate season.

rayhaneh
02-05-2013, 04:43 PM
Running that super G race today was a really bad call. :( Between the fog and the late hour, the visibility was just too poor. I only hope this hasn't cost Lindsay more than this already unfortunate season.

Eurosport France journalist tweeted that Lindsey Vonn's season is over. Waiting for more confirmation