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FIS World Cup Highlights
While the Nordic World Ski Championships continue in Val di Fiemme (ITA), the past week has seen some intense action in the FIS disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard around the world.
After the Alpine Worlds in Schladming (AUT), the Audi FIS Ski World Cup on the men’s side continued with downhill and giant slalom events in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER), while the ladies’ returned to Méribel (FRA) for a super combined and downhill competition for the first time since the Olympic Winter Games Alpine Skiing competitions for the ladies were staged in the resort in 1992.
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Christof Innerhofer (ITA) took his third downhill FIS World Cup victory this season while Alexis Pinturault from France scored his first win in giant slalom.
On the ladies’ side, Tina Maze was unbeatable in super combined in Méribel, which meant that with nine competitions to go for the season, she has already secured the large crystal globe, writing history as the first Slovenian to do so. The Méribel downhill podium saw a Spanish name, Carolina Ruiz Castillo, at the very top for the first time ever and 13 years after her only podium finish in Italy’s Sestriere in giant slalom.
While the Audi FIS World Cup Ski Cross competition in Harrachov (CZE) had to be cancelled due to heavy snow, warm temperatures, rain, and wind, Japan’s Inawashiro successfully hosted a two-day moguls and dual moguls event.
At the 2009 World Champs venue, the Canadian moguls team showed a season-best performance by claiming four podium spots as they took the men's and ladies' 1st and 3rd positions each. In the ladies' competition, it was Audrey Robichaud (CAN) who captured her first win this season, while on the men's side, Mikael Kingsbury claimed his 6th season victory.
In the dual moguls competition, Miki Ito (JPN) claimed her first World Cup victory on home soil while Bradley Wilson (USA) capped the best weekend of his skiing career by winning the men's event after placing 2nd in the single moguls competition.
On the Snowboard World Cup tour, Caroline Calve (CAN) and Stanislav Detkov (RUS) won the season's third and last parallel slalom which was staged as a ramp event in the All-Russia Exhibition Center right in the heart of Moscow (RUS) on 23rd February.
The small crystal globe for the PSL World Cup title however went to Patrizia Kummer from Switzerland and Robert Fischnaller from Italy. While Fischnaller took home his career's first and in fact the first World Cup title for Italy since 2002, Kummer secured her career's second globe.
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