FIS Newsflash articles 2012-2013
Find your news
FIS World Cup highlights
While the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship kicked off in Schladming and Cross-Country and Nordic Combined had their test events in Sochi, Ski Jumping, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding all had some big World Cup competitions.
Not even five hours after he celebrated his 47th win in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Harrachov (CZE) presented by Viessmann on 3rd February, Gregor Schlierenzauer took victory number 48 - and extend the record of the highest number of World Cup victories. To the joy of the spectators, local hero Jan Matura came in third and second in both individual competitions.
In the ladies event in Japan’s Sapporo on 2nd February, Coline Mattel from France took home her second World cup victory this season, while Jacqueline Seifriedsberger from Austria flew to her first World Cup win on the following day.
A massive 2012 FIS Freestyle World Cup at Deer Valley (USA) brought 18 countries together, featuring 62 female and 88 male competitors from 31st January to 2nd February in the moguls, aerials and dual moguls.
With victories in both the moguls and dual moguls, Hannah Kearney set a new Freestyle World Cup record with 14 victories in a row. In the men’s dual moguls, Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury’s winning streak, claiming first position in the moguls event, ended at six, after Russian Sergey Volkov beat him out.
In the aerials competition, China’s Mengtao Xu made it her fourth victory this season while Maxim Gustik from Belarus clinched his first win on the men’s side.
In the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup in Grasgehren (GER) on 3rd February, the athletes put on an impressive show. At the end of the day, it was the two most experience skiers on the World Cup circuit who took top podium positions. In the ladies' race, 36-year-old legend Ophelie David from France was able to claim her first victory of the season to go along with two 2nd place finishes and a 3rd. On the men's side, veteran Tomas Kraus (CZE) who, at 38, is one of the oldest and most decorated men on the World Cup circuit scored his first victory in nearly three years.
In the Snowboard cross event in Blue Mountain (CAN) on 1st and 2nd February, Eva Samkova from Czech Republic rode to her first victory this season, while local star Christopher Robanske won the men’s competition.
Meanwhile, on 1st February, the world’s best halfpipe athletes checked in at Park City (USA) where China’s Jiau Lyu and US superstar Shaun White clinched victory in the FIS Snowboard World Cup competition.
To stay tuned, visit the respective discipline websites: