Hirscher wins slalom for ninth victory at same venue
Once more in his stellar career, Marcel Hirscher was racing against Alpine skiing’s history book on Sunday in Switzerland.
The Austrian great almost inevitably won a World Cup slalom, his ninth victory at Adelboden, to set a men’s record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one skier at a single venue.
Two-time overall World Cup
ski champion Anna Veith has ended her season after injuring a knee in training.
The Austrian ski federation said the 2014 Olympic gold medalist tore her right ACL in a giant slalom run Saturday and will undergo surgery.
Latvia won a World Cup luge
gold medal for the first time, prevailing in the team relay in their home country.
This was the 27th time that Latvia has hosted a World Cup racing weekend, spanning nearly 100 events — yet none resulted in a win before now. Kendija Aparjode, Kristers Aparjods and the doubles team of Oskars Gudramovics and Peteris Kalnins delivered the historic win, one that had fans at trackside yelling “Lat-v-ia! Lat-v-ia!” for several minutes afterward.
Germany is still unbeaten in
World Cup bobsled races this season, after Johannes Lochner drove to a victory in a four-man race in Germany.
Maradona undergoes surgery: Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has been released from hospital following successful surgery for stomach bleeding.
His lawyer Matias Morla said the 58-year old former Boca Juniors and Napoli player, and current coach of the Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico’s second division, was heading home Sunday “to continue with his recovery.”