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A Winter Sports Thread

Layla
11-21-2002, 10:17 AM
Hi fellow atpworlders! :wavey:

I was just wondering if anyone here cares about skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping etc. Anyone at all? I just wanted to try this thread here first, because I love this place, but if it doesn't work out, I guess I'll have to move to wtaworld, where a thread like this already exists. ;)

Btw, women's Giant Slalom starts today in Park City. :D

Wojtek
11-21-2002, 10:25 AM
I love winter sports . Adam Małysz in Poland is like ronaldo in Brazil or Micheal Schumacher in Gemany .

I like biathlon - the best winter sport , everything is changing there in the seconds .

I hope someone will stop this year Austrian in Men Alpine Skiing .

Good luck to Spela Pretnar and Jure Kosir :D

Wojtek
11-21-2002, 10:26 AM
Don't move this thread to wtaworld :o:( :)

Mrs. B
11-21-2002, 10:42 AM
Hopp, Schweiz!!!!!!

:)

Layla
11-21-2002, 11:02 AM
Hi Wojtek and Mrs. B! :wavey:

Good to see you here! :) I love biathlon too, Wojtek. But unfortunately, my two faves among women, Magdalena Frosberg and Liv-Grete Poiree are not competing. One is retired and the other is with child. :sad: I still have the men though, and truthfully, men are more interesting to me than women in all winter sports. :o That's why I started a thread here as well. ;) On the wtaworld, people seem to care more about women. Go Raphael!

Thanks for the good luck to my countrymen. :) Jure is definitely one of my faves and Spela is my namesake. ;)

My main fave is Bode Miller though. A love his crazy style, even though it makes my heart race a mile a minute. He makes me so nervous. :o I think he has a good chance to be a dominant force in skiing. But he just had a minor operation on his knee. :sad: He intends to compete in tomorrow's Giant Slalom though. :) Get well soon darling! :kiss:

Good luck to Adam! :D

Good luck to Simon Amman too! :D I just love that kid. He does look like Harry Potter.

Of course, good luck to my faves Martin Schmitt and Sven Hannawald, who are/were injured as well. Most of my faves seem to be injured. :sad:

Mario Matt (the only Austrian among my faves) is likely to miss the greater part of the season due to an inflammation of the shoulder. :sad:

Oh and the man I just adore is Thomas Alsgaard. :hearts: The tall Norwegian god. He was born just 3 days before me. :D And he fell off his bike during the summer when he participated in a bike race. He fractured some bones in his hand and missed a lot of the preparations and training. :sad:

Things are just not looking good for my faves all around. :(

Wojtek
11-21-2002, 11:49 AM
I also like Magdalena Frosberg and Pernilla Wiberg but they retired . :sad:

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh and the man I just adore is Thomas Alsgaard. :hearts: The tall Norwegian god.

Did someone say Norwegian? :D

Would you guys object to posting a few pics? Seriously, some of us don't know very much about winter sports and would like to know who you're talking about (fairweather Olympic fans, I guess we are).

Layla
11-21-2002, 01:05 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

Welcome to my Fairy Winterland! :)

Yes, I just adore Norwegians. I always cheer for them in cross country skiing. But this particular Norwegian isn't blond. :o He's actually quite dark. I like my men tall and dark. :angel: This is him.

http://www.tv2.no/nyheter/nyss/bilder/29442.jpg

http://www.fd.no/data/b/54/43/33/1_1201_0.jpg

That's his classic sprint with Zorze at the Olympic Games relay event, one of the most exciting races of the entire Olympics for me. He secured a gold medal for Norway of course. :D

http://home.no.net/runeeres/bilder/alsgaard.jpg

This one was taken years ago. :)

http://www.skiforeningen.no/hk/events/hks/img/1998/Als4.jpg

Layla
11-21-2002, 01:18 PM
And this is my other Norwegian darling, Frode Estil:

http://www.fd.no/data/b/54/73/55/8_411_0.jpg

http://www.canoe.ca/2002GamesGallery0212Images/xc2-ap.jpg

And these are my two darlings together. :D

http://www.swixsport.com/1_786-filer/image003.jpg

The Norwegian team celebrating their victory. :) Frode is the one on the far left. By the way, I just adore the name Frode.

http://petra-majdic.modrisplet.com/images/norveska01_600.jpg

Layla
11-21-2002, 01:28 PM
TH, I assume you know Bode Miller, but just in case, here are some pics of my number one fave. :D

http://www.tamarackcamp.com/jwren_bode.jpg

http://www.augustachronicle.com/images/headlines/021402/olympics/add/OLYMPICS_MENNS_COMB_8530102.jpg

Typical Bode! Makes everyone's heart race, including his own. ;)

http://www.canoe.ca/2002GamesGallery0213Images/alp4-ap.jpg

Layla
11-21-2002, 01:55 PM
And here is the beautiful Sven Hannawald, German ski jumper.

http://www.herbertsteffny.via.t-online.de/dolhanni.jpg

http://gimscholar.szkoly.lodz.pl/hanni/galeria/bravo.jpg

He has the most unbelievable eyes...

http://gimscholar.szkoly.lodz.pl/hanni/galeria/serca/s6.jpg

Daniel
11-21-2002, 01:56 PM
Michelle Kwan is the best!!!!!

:bounce: :bounce:

Layla
11-21-2002, 01:57 PM
Lol, I forgot figure skating. ;)

Hi Daniel! :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-21-2002, 01:58 PM
Hopp, Simi!

Layla, i'd like to post pix of Simon Amman here but i can't! I need Hackie's help... :(

Layla
11-21-2002, 02:01 PM
That would be lovely Mrs. B! :) I'm sure TH will be back soon and will help you out. In the meantime, I might be able to find a good pic of him. :) He's my third fave. ;)

Daniel
11-21-2002, 02:03 PM
Hi Layla :wavey;

Figure Skating is so popular here in USA :) :)

Layla
11-21-2002, 02:11 PM
And here is my main ski jumping fave, Martin Schmitt. Yes, another German. ;)

http://martin-schmitt.rtl.de/Galerie/gallery/Spiel_des_Herzens_in_Mannheim/nm_020724_schmitt_interview_hmpf_gr.jpg

Wow, that looks steep! :eek: Doing the good deeds. :angel:

http://martin-schmitt.rtl.de/Galerie/gallery/Was_w_hrend_des_Sommers_geschah/pr_020827_schmitt_tauern_gr.jpg

And once again my two faves together. :) My faves sure like to hang out with each other. ;)

http://martin-schmitt.rtl.de/Galerie/gallery/Spiel_des_Herzens_in_Mannheim/nm_020725_meet_and_greet1_gr.jpg

Layla
11-21-2002, 02:16 PM
Simon Amman, alias the Harry Potter of ski jumping. ;)

http://www.timidity.org/hp/images/simon_ammann.jpg

A sweet kid who took the world by the storm at the Olympic Games. Noone expected him to win.

Layla
11-21-2002, 02:18 PM
I enjoy firgure skating too, Daniel, but I perfer men. :angel: The Russians and Timothy Goebel are my faves. :) My all time favorite was Brian Boitano :hearts: but that seems like ages ago.

I also love ice dance.

Layla
11-21-2002, 02:37 PM
And my faves in biathlon are the King and Queen of Biathlon, the beautiful married couple, Raphael Poiree and Liv-Grete Poiree. He's French and she's Norwegian. Liv-Grete is expecting their first child in January and won't be competing this year.

http://www.masdesqui.com/imagenes/fotos/BiatlonTexo.jpg

http://www.midtsiden.no/midtsiden/images/liv2.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/dpa/20020128/68108302.jpg

http://www.poireeraphael.com/img/def-liv.jpg

I think that about covers it TH. ;)

Marri
11-21-2002, 02:46 PM
ahhhhhh *sigh* norwegians :D

Bente Skari kicked some ass during the norwegian championship :D that girl still has it! :bounce:

Liv Grete and Raphael :hearts: it's so funny to hear him speak norwegian! so cute! :)

Mrs. B
11-21-2002, 02:49 PM
Simon Amman after winning his second gold medal... :)

Layla
11-21-2002, 02:50 PM
Hi Marri! :wavey:

Of course Bente Skari is my fave in cross country :) along with Petra Majdic from Slovenia. ;)

I never heard Raphael speak Norwegian but I bet it's cute. ;)

How do you cheer in Norwegian? How do you say Go Thomas!

Mrs. B
11-21-2002, 02:51 PM
Halfpipe snowboarding rocks!!!!!!

Heikke Sorsa from Finland

Layla
11-21-2002, 02:53 PM
Wow, what a hairdo! :eek:

Mrs. B
11-21-2002, 02:54 PM
Good luck to Sonia Nef...

Layla
11-21-2002, 03:00 PM
Good luck to Tina Maze, Janica Kostelic and Sonia Nef in today's race! :)

Mrs. B
11-21-2002, 03:05 PM
Good luck also to the Swiss boys... ;)

Michael von Grünigen
Didier Cuche
Didier Defago

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 03:56 PM
:wavey: I'm here now, Mrs. B!

Wow, thanks for all the lovely pics, you guys :) This thread is looking to be pretty popular ;)

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by Layla
http://gimscholar.szkoly.lodz.pl/hanni/galeria/bravo.jpg

WHOA! :hearts:

Nordic people are beeeeeautiful, but this German is pretty hot too :D

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by Layla
And once again my two faves together. :) My faves sure like to hang out with each other. ;)

http://martin-schmitt.rtl.de/Galerie/gallery/Spiel_des_Herzens_in_Mannheim/nm_020725_meet_and_greet1_gr.jpg

Hmm, I think I hear winter sports calling my name . . .

I think I'm going to like this thread ;)

Doris Loeffel
11-21-2002, 04:09 PM
count me in :)

I'm all Hoooppp Schwiizz

hmm some of you may want to check out this site:

www.simonammann.ch
or
www.simonammann.net

there's also a great polnish site about him. You'll find the link on one of the mentioned sites.

www.swiss-ski.ch
will give you details about one of our national sport.

www.swisss

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 04:09 PM
Usually I'm not a big figure skating fan, and the last Winter Olympics only added to my frustration and hatred for the sport :mad: But I used to like it, especially pairs skating because it was always so beautiful and romantic.

My favorite pairs skaters were EKaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov. I still remember when he died . . . :sad:

Doris Loeffel
11-21-2002, 04:17 PM
here some links to our ski stars

www.beltra.ch unfortunately no longer competing due to his terrible crash last year....

www.paulaccola.ch

www.mvg.ch Michael von Grünigen

www.teamddd.ch Didier and Daniel Defago

www.didiercuche.ch

www.bruno-kernen.ch

have to check for some of the womens....

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 04:31 PM
More pictures of Katya & Sergei :)

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 04:36 PM
Another professional routine :)

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 04:37 PM
An exhibition piece

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 04:38 PM
The happy family, who shared 3 wonderful years together before Sergei's tragic death in 1995.

Mrs. B
11-21-2002, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: I'm here now, Mrs. B!

Wow, thanks for all the lovely pics, you guys :) This thread is looking to be pretty popular ;)

Hey, Hackie!

I had problems with saving the images and then something came up on my screen like ewarning, violation, etc...of course i was completely lost,
So i tried to put the firewall on low and it seems to be working. For now. But if i have problems again i'll scream out for you. ;)

Layla
11-21-2002, 04:56 PM
Sergei :sad: Thanks for the memories.

TH, I thought you might like Sven. ;) He really is beautiful. :hearts: Perfect bone structure, eyes so blue you can drown in them. :)

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 07:05 PM
Layla, you guessed right :drool: He's quite delectable. :)

Have you ever read My Sergei? I'm reading it right now, but I don't know if I can read about his death :(

All right, Mrs. B, just let me know :)

dots
11-21-2002, 07:24 PM
Ahh yes, Winter brings one of the most corrupt sports ever. *FIGURE SKATING*:D :D


I love Michelle, Jennifer Kirk/Robinson, Lang and Peter T,
B/ Agosto, Sasha Cohen, Angela Nikodinov, Alexei Yaguding, Johnny Wierd, Mat S. , Burne/Krats. :D :D

Layla
11-21-2002, 08:32 PM
No, I haven't read My Sergei, but I wouldn't be able to read about his death either. It's too sad. Maybe if I was very gloomy.

Hi Dots! :wavey:

I can't believe Yagudin might have to end his career early. :sad: I hope the doctors come up with something to solve his hip problem.

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by Layla
No, I haven't read My Sergei, but I wouldn't be able to read about his death either. It's too sad. Maybe if I was very gloomy.

Well, I'm going to finish it over my break so I'll tell you how it goes :) Right now I'm in about 1989, when he first starts paying attention to her :D

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 10:59 AM
To me Sergie & Katya are (were) the greatest skating pair i have ever seen...

His death was really a shock.

How is she coping these days, Hackie?

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:10 PM
Well, Mrs. B, I didn't know much about what was going on after Sergei's death, when she more or less dropped out of the public eye. I found this at www.skatingsource.com and I must say, I was a bit surprised at the ending . . .


The story of two time Gold medalist, Ekaterina Gordeeva, is an example of strength, endurance, and hope. With a celebrated career in the world of pairs figure skating, she and Sergei Grinkov mesmerized audiences with their classic romantic style. Partners on and off of the ice, Gordeeva tragically became a widow and single mother at the tender age of 24. With courage and support from the skating community and fans, she returned to the ice to become an award winning singles skater, Stars On Ice performer, and author of two books.

She began skating with the Central Red Army Club in Moscow, Russia at the age of four, despite her father’s hopes that she would dance with the Bolshoi Ballet Company. Showing a great skating talent, but lacking in jumps, a coach teamed her with 15-year-old Sergei Grinkov in 1982. Together, they were a love story on ice, winning the 1988 and 1994 Winter Olympics and four World Championships. A favorite of the Stars On Ice cast, they enjoyed a successful professional career as well.

Tragedy struck in 1995 when Grinkov died of a heart attack while rehearsing for the upcoming Stars On Ice season. Depressed and facing life alone as a single mother, her love of skating and her daughter provided the purposes to carry on. In 1996 when many friends and figure skating associates organized a tribute for Grinkov, Gordeeva shocked them by announcing that she would skate in the tribute. Choreographer, Marina Zueva, created a program for Gordeeva to the music of Mahler. She returned to the ice skating alone for the first time in her husband’s tribute, Sergei Grinkov: Celebration of a Life. Encouraged by the acceptance of her skating, she rejoined Stars On Ice and began touring with them as a singles skater.

A model for widows and single women starting over, Gordeeva wrote My Sergei: A Love Story, chronicling her life with Grinkov. The book was made into a television special in which Gordeeva starred in 1998. She followed up her writing success with the book A Letter For Daria in 1998. She became a spokesperson for Target Stores in 1997 and launched two fragrance lines, “Katia” and “Katia Sport”. In 1999, she joined Scott Hamilton, Amy Grant, and Tiger Woods who participated in the opening of Target House in Memphis, Tennessee. Gordeeva dedicated “Sergei’s Garden” at the house in memory of her late husband.

Recently, Gordeeva started a new chapter of her life. Finding love again with Men's Olympic Champion, Ilia Kulik, she gave birth to another daughter, Elizaveta Ilinicha, on June 15, 2001. She has also moved from Connecticut to Los Angeles.

Jorge
11-22-2002, 02:44 PM
this sport is what i use to practice at "My winter";) Sorry but the snow is too far away, and the beach too close, and i prefer the warm weather:)

http://www.centralsurfshop.com/Angel%20surf%201.jpg

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 03:37 PM
So what were the results from yesterday? The men are competing today, no?

:bounce: Scores!

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:43 PM
These are the results from yesterday's women's Giant Slalom event:

1 Birgit Heeb-Batliner LIE 2:26.78
2 Alexandra Meissnitzer AUT 2:26.84 +0.06
3 Janica Kostelic CRO 2.26.96 +0.18
4 Anja Paerson SWE 2:27.58 +0.80
5 Sonja Nef SUI 2:27.77 +1.05
6 Anna Ottosson SWE 2:18.28 +1.40
7 Silvia Berger AUT 2:28.37 +1.59
8 Alison Forsyth CAN 2:28.45 +1.67
9 Karen Putzer ITA 2:28.47 +1.69
10 Britt Janyk CAN 2:28.62 +1.84
11 Martina Ertl GER 2:28.65 +1.87
12 Eveline Rohregger AUT 2:29:21 +2.43
13 Kristina Clark USA 2:29:35 +2.58
14 Carole Montillet FRA 2:29.36 +2.58
15 Marlies Öster SUI 2:29.44 +2.66
16 Maddalena Plantscher ITA 2:29.59 +2.81
17 Maria R-Contreras ESP 2:29:70 +2.92
18 Fraenzi Aufdenblaten SUI 2:29.78 +3.00
19 Kristina Koznick USA 2:29.79 +3.01
20 Nicole Gius ITA 2:29.82 +3.04
20 Sarah Schlepper USA 2:29.82 +3.04
22 Genevieve Simard CAN 2:29.85 +3.07
23 Erika Dicht SUI 2:30.26 +3.07
24 Michaela Dorfmeister AUT 2:30.31 +3.53
25 Christelle Pascal FRA 2:30.36 +3.58
25 Brigitte Obermoser AUT 2:30.36 +3.58
27 Daniella Ceccarelli ITA 2:30.53 +3.75
28 Anna G-Santolaria ESP 2:31.18 +4.40
29 Spelar Pretnar SLO 2:32.22 +5.44

In the 1st run, numbers 5 to 10 all failed to finish in a row. :eek: Including Slovenia's own Tina Maze, winner of the previous giant slalom event. :( But she has been injured (knee). :sad:

There's VERY little show in Park City, so the conditions are not great.

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:45 PM
Men's Giant Slalom will begin in 5 minutes! :bounce:

GO BODE!!! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif

And good luck to Jure Kosir, Ivica Kostelic and Andreas Schifferer. :)

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:48 PM
And this is Jure Kosir, my favorite Slovene skier, who used to be really great. :) This is not the best picture though.

http://www.slo-sport.org/vs/pics/f_jkosir.jpg

Wojtek
11-22-2002, 03:51 PM
Jure was great , i hope he will win slalom this year . Last Year Mitja Kunc has great comeback , maybe Jure will do the same .

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:54 PM
Mitja Kunc was amazing last year. :) But this year he broke his collar bone a few month ago and couldn't really practice. :(

I have my faith in Jure. :D

Layla
11-22-2002, 04:00 PM
SHIT! :sad: :sad: :sad: Bode lost his ski in the middle of the race! :fiery: In the previous race he lost his ski pole. There's something fishy going on. http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/eek3.gif

Anyway, I'm a bit devastated now. What a let down. :(

Wojtek
11-22-2002, 04:13 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: Bode always gives 100%

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 04:15 PM
Perhaps this is the reason this event is not being broadcast in the USA: the top woman in the results from the US is 13th :D

That sucks about Bode! :sad: Freak occurance? Or is skiiing corrupt, too?

Lee
11-22-2002, 04:20 PM
One thing about skiing is there are always lots of freak occurance. Almost any skier can win a title one day although the really good one will come up in a long run.

It still amaze me the female Canadian skier managed to win a gold medal in 1992 Olympic. I can't even remember her name but she has a 'Lee' in her name.:)

Layla
11-22-2002, 04:22 PM
Lol, I should hope not TH. The event is in Park City, Utah so I don't think a conspiracy against a US skier is applicable. But anything's possible. ;)

Yeah, Bode was the saving grace of American skiing. Him and Kristina Koznick (also one of my faves), but she's better in Slalom as is Bode.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 04:27 PM
Thanks, Hackie for that story on Ekaterina Gordeeva. I too, am a bit surprised at the ending...

Lee
11-22-2002, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Thanks, Hackie for that story on Ekaterina Gordeeva. I too, am a bit surprised at the ending...

I heard about her skating double with Ilia and were dating. She was so devastated when Sergei died and said she would never skate with another partner again. I am glad she came out of it and find a new life with Ilia and now another lovely girl.

Marri
11-22-2002, 04:36 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi Marri! :wavey:

Of course Bente Skari is my fave in cross country :) along with Petra Majdic from Slovenia. ;)

I never heard Raphael speak Norwegian but I bet it's cute. ;)

How do you cheer in Norwegian? How do you say Go Thomas!

:wavey: we just say Heia *** in your case, Heia Thomas!!! :D

Marri
11-22-2002, 04:37 PM
*sigh*

Marri
11-22-2002, 04:38 PM
*sigh* again...

Jia You Michelle!!!!! :bounce: :kiss:

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by leecal
I heard about her skating double with Ilia and were dating. She was so devastated when Sergei died and said she would never skate with another partner again. I am glad she came out of it and find a new life with Ilia and now another lovely girl.

On the one hand, I'm very happy that she's managed to move on with her life, and even find a person to share it with :) Finding love twice in a lifetime is very, very difficult, especially when you are living with the memory of your greatest love.

On the other hand, I'm still a bit surprised. At the beginning of her book, she was talking about how she felt losing Sergei was her punishment for having an "easy life" :( I just thought she was going to raise Daria by herself and live with her memories.

I guess if I had known when it actually happened I wouldn't be quite as shocked as I am. So I'm torn between being happy for her and being a bit angry. I'm sure the latter will go away soon enough :)

Lee
11-22-2002, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by Marri
*sigh* again...

Jia You Michelle!!!!! :bounce: :kiss:

She's one classy lady and really dedicated to figure skating. All the others in US seemed only want to gain fame and fortune.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 07:34 PM
Congrats to Michael von Grunigen!!!!

HOPP SCHWIZZZZZ!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Layla
11-22-2002, 11:26 PM
Yes, congrats to Michael von Grunigen! :D I was really happy he won.

But I'm especially excited Eric Schlopy finished 5th. He's back! :bounce:

The results are not out yet so I'll post them tomorrow.

Layla
11-22-2002, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by Marri


:wavey: we just say Heia *** in your case, Heia Thomas!!! :D

Thanks Marri! :)

HEIA THOMAS!!! HEIA FRODE!!!

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif

Wojtek
11-23-2002, 05:45 AM
1 Michael Von Gruenigen SUI 2:23.08 :bounce: :bounce:

2 Christian Mayer AUT 2:23.36 0.28 :eek:

3 Benjamin Raich AUT 2:23.39 0.31

4 Massimiliano Blardone ITA 2:23.40 0.32

5 Erik Schlopy USA 2:23.45 0.37

6 Fredrik Nyberg SWE 2:23.64 0.56

7 Didier Cuche SUI 2:23.74 0.66 :bounce: :bounce:

8 Stephan Eberharter AUT 2:23.99 0.91 :cool:

9 Frederic Covili FRA 2:24.00 0.92

10 Hans Knauss AUT 2:24.07 0.99

11 Didier Defago SUI 2:24.10 1.02

12 Arnold Rieder ITA 2:24.28 1.20

13 Tobias Gruenenfelder SUI 2:24.38 1.30

13 Thomas Grandi CAN 2:24.38 1.30

15 Davide Simoncelli ITA 2:24.46 1.38

16 Uros Pavlovic SLO 2:24.52 1.44

17 Josef Strobl AUT 2:24.53 1.45

18 Andreas Schifferer AUT 2:24.56 1.48

19 Marco Buechel LIE 2:24.62 1.54

20 Alessandro Roberto ITA 2:24.68 1.60

21 Alberto Schieppati ITA 2:24.77 1.69

22 Dane Spencer USA 2:24.81 1.73

22 Heinz Schilchegger AUT 2:24.81 1.73

22 Christoph Gruber AUT 2:24.81 1.73

25 Patrick Holzer ITA 2:24.90 1.82

25 Sami Uotila FIN 2:24.90 1.82

27 Thomas Vonn USA 2:25.12 2.04

28 Ivica Kostelic CRO 2:25.48 2.40

Wojtek
11-23-2002, 05:50 AM
FIGURE SKATING

Cup of Russia Gallina Blanca 2002

LADIES - after short program

1.Irina SLUTSKAYA
2. Sasha COHEN
3.Viktoria VOLCHKOVA
4.Elina KETTUNEN

PAIRS - after short program

1. Xue SHEN / Hongbo ZHAO
2. Maria PETROVA / Alexei TIKHONOV
3. Julia OBERTAS / Alexei SOKOLOV

DANCE - after two programs (short program today )

1. Irina LOBACHEVA / Ilia AVERBUKH
2. Albena DENKOVA / Maxim STAVIYSKI
3. Tatiana NAVKA / Roman KOSTOMAROV

Layla
11-23-2002, 07:48 AM
Thanks for posting the results Wojtek. :)

Lobacheva/Averbukh :bounce:

http://www.canoe.ca/2002GamesGallery0218Images/fs10-ap.jpg

http://www.sltrib2002.com/photos/02-18-2002/ICD_Freedance_fk_318.jpg

Marri
11-23-2002, 11:03 AM
i want Jamie Sale and DAvid Pelletier back...... :sad:

Layla
11-23-2002, 11:59 AM
Today's men's cross-country race was a huge disappointment. :sad:

No Scandinavians on the podium! :eek:

My faves Alsgaard and Estil finished 16th and 24th respectively. http://www.jordysworld.de/emoticons/trau21.gif

The big names really underperformed today. :( I hope they pick up their form soon.

Wojtek
11-23-2002, 12:02 PM
It was shock for me . I was watching this race . Scandinavians don't have any power . :sad:

Marri
11-23-2002, 12:49 PM
havent you heard? the norwegian camp is having a bit problem now..... after some drugs accusations and shit. But the ppl who have accused the norwegians for doping have taken their accusations back. but like Thomas Alsgaard said; the damage is already done.
no the whole world think the norwegians have cheated.... :sad:

Daniel
11-23-2002, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by Wojtek
FIGURE SKATING

Cup of Russia Gallina Blanca 2002

LADIES - after short program

1.Irina SLUTSKAYA
2. Sasha COHEN
3.Viktoria VOLCHKOVA
4.Elina KETTUNEN

PAIRS - after short program

1. Xue SHEN / Hongbo ZHAO
2. Maria PETROVA / Alexei TIKHONOV
3. Julia OBERTAS / Alexei SOKOLOV

DANCE - after two programs (short program today )

1. Irina LOBACHEVA / Ilia AVERBUKH
2. Albena DENKOVA / Maxim STAVIYSKI
3. Tatiana NAVKA / Roman KOSTOMAROV

I hope Irina wins!!!!!! :D :D

Layla
11-23-2002, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Marri
havent you heard? the norwegian camp is having a bit problem now..... after some drugs accusations and shit. But the ppl who have accused the norwegians for doping have taken their accusations back. but like Thomas Alsgaard said; the damage is already done.
no the whole world think the norwegians have cheated.... :sad:

:eek: :eek: :eek:

My poor Norwegians. :sad: :sad: :sad:

Well, I don't belive they cheated, and I can't imagine that a lot of people would believe those accusations. :(

Princess Fiona
11-23-2002, 04:36 PM
Big winter sports fan here! :D

I'll enjoy this thread... hi everyone :wavey:

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by Marri
no the whole world think the norwegians have cheated.... :sad:

Uh-oh :sad: Poor lovely Nordic people :(

I'm glad results have been going you guys' way :)

DAVAI IRINA!!!

Marri
11-23-2002, 06:08 PM
Bjřrn Dćhli and Vegard Ulvang had a tv show on TV2 - a very popular one... the guys just ended their contract with the tv-station, becoz it was becoz of a program tv2 had which made all those accusations........ :(

Layla
11-23-2002, 09:00 PM
Hi Fiona! :wavey:

You found my thread. :bounce: :D It's going better than I thought, considering there aren't many people on the atpworld at all these days.

Marri, thanks for the info. They did the right thing, but this is so distressing. :(

Layla
11-23-2002, 09:01 PM
Congrats to Janica on today's victory in the Slalom event! :bounce:

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 09:03 PM
Congrats to Sonia Nef for making it 3rd place today!!! :)

Wojtek
11-24-2002, 06:22 AM
FIGURE SKATING - FINAL RESULTS

Cup of Russia Gallina Blanca 2002

MEN
1. Evgeni PLUSHENKO
2. Chengjiang LI
3. Alexander ABT

LADIES

1. Viktoria VOLCHKOVA :eek:
2. Sasha COHEN
3. Irina SLUTSKAYA :eek:

PAIRS

1. Xue SHEN / Hongbo ZHAO
2. Maria PETROVA / Alexei TIKHONOV
3. Julia OBERTAS / Alexei SOKOLOV
4. Dorota ZAGÓRSKA / Mariusz SIUDEK :sad:

ICE DANCE ( 2 DANCE FROM 3 , FREE DANCE TODAY 0

1. Irina LOBACHEVA / Ilia AVERBUKH
2. Tatiana NAVKA / Roman KOSTOMAROV
3. Albena DENKOVA / Maxim STAVIYSKI

Denkova and Staviyski also lost second dance to Winkler /Lohse . Finally some changes in ice dance compition :bounce:

tazban1
11-24-2002, 06:57 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

On the other hand, I'm still a bit surprised. At the beginning of her book, she was talking about how she felt losing Sergei was her punishment for having an "easy life" :( I just thought she was going to raise Daria by herself and live with her memories.

I guess if I had known when it actually happened I wouldn't be quite as shocked as I am. So I'm torn between being happy for her and being a bit angry. I'm sure the latter will go away soon enough :)

Well, I think it's normal to make drastic statements in times of grief. How many times has someone said "I'll never love again" or something like that when they've broken up, and then met someone else a week later?

btw, it hasn't been confirmed, but it's very likely that Ilia and Katia have gotten married.

Layla
11-24-2002, 11:38 AM
The two cross-country relays have just finished. I'm very happy about the women's results, because Norway won! :bounce:

Final standings of the women's 4x5 km relay:

1) NORWAY 53:52.9
2) GERMANY +45.5
3) ITALY +57.5

4) Russia +57.7
5) Finland +1:06.2
6) Russia II +1:12.2
7) Belarus +2:14.4
8) Sweden +2:18.3
9) JPN/NOR +2:28.1
10) Kazakhstan +2:37.6
11) ITA/SUI +3:01.2
12) FIN/JPN +3:05
13) Czech Republic +3:14.4
14) Switzerland +3:43.2
15) Japan +3:53.6
16) RUS/KAZ/POL +4:00.2
17) Sweden II +4:00.9


The men's relay was very exiting (it always is) with three skiiers racing towards the finish line together (Norway, Italy and Germany). Sadly, Thomas Alsgaard (Norway, and my number one fave :hearts: ) finished second behind Italy's Cristian Zorzi by a mere 0.1 second. :sad: :sad: :sad: In the legendary Olympic relay in Salt Lake City the situation was reversed and Thomas won by the same margin. But at that time, they were alone in the fight and this time the German skiier (Sommerfeldt) wouldn't let Thomas pass him and caused him problems, which is why Thomas lost too much time in the end.

Final standings of the men's 4x10 km relay:

1) ITALY
2) NORWAY +0.1
3) GERMANY +2.3

4) Sweden +44.9
5) Russia +1:24.2
6) Italy II +1:38

7) Finland +1:43
8) Kazakhstan
9) Italy III
10) Sweden II
11) France
12) Russia II
13) Japan
14) Sweden III
15) Austria
16) Switzerland

Layla
11-24-2002, 11:44 AM
Results from yesterday's women's slalom:

1 Janica Kostelic CRO 49.67 1:39.61 :D
2 Christel Pascal FRA 50.14 1:40.31 +0.70
3 Sabine Egger AUT 51.67 1:40.75 +1.14
4 Laure Pequegnot FRA 50.85 1:40.79 +1.18 :)
5 Marlies Schild AUT 51.49 1:41.01 +1.40
6 Sarah Schleper USA 50.77 1:41.21 +1.60 :)
7 Sonja Nef SUI 50.30 1:41.33 +1.72
8 Nicole Hosp AUT 52.20 1:41.50 +1.89 :eek:
9 Nicole Gius ITA 51.90 1:41.55 +1.94
10 Nika Fleiss CRO 52.42 1:41.57 +1.96 :eek:
11 Martina Ertl GER 51.36 1:41.60 +1.99
12 Susanne Ekman SWE 52.19 1:41.64 +2.03
13 Monika Bergmann GER 51.33 1:41.73 +2.12
14 Anja Paerson SWE 50.92 1:41.74 +2.13 :eek:
15 Annemarie Gerg GER 51.65 1:41.75 +2.14
16 Anna Ottosson SWE 51.87 1:41.80 +2.19
17 Trine Rognmo-Bakke FIN 51.83 1:41.95 +2.34
18 Kristina Koznick USA 51.49 1:42.03 +2.42 :sad:
19 Tanja Poutiainen FIN 51.55 1:42.12 +2.51
20 Claudia Riegler NZL 52.78 1:42.18 +2.57
21 Marlies Oester SUI 51.59 1:42.27 +2.66
22 Emma Carrick-Anderson GBR 52.78 1:42.34 +2.73 :)
23 Henna Raita FIN 52.81 1:42.42 +2.81
24 Maria Rienda ESP 52.39 1:42.43 +2.82
25 Julia Mancuso USA 52.75 1:42.57 +2.96
26 Lea Dabic SLO 52.76 1:42.63 +3.02 :)
27 Corina Grunenfelder SUI 52.66 1:43.12 +3.51
28 Daniela Merighetti ITA 52.66 1:43.17 +3.56
29 Natasa Bokal SVK 52.10 1:43.26 +3.65
30 Spela Pretnar SLO DNF :sad:

Layla
11-24-2002, 11:45 AM
Kostelic confirms with Park City feat

Croatia's 20-year-old triple Olympic champion Janica Kostelic comfortably cruised to her first victory of the season in an Alpine skiing World Cup slalom race in Park City on Saturday. France's Christel Pascal finished second and Sabine Egger of Austria took third.

Kostelic, displaying the same dazzling form that saw her capture the overall World Cup two seasons ago, clocked an overall time of one minute 39.61 seconds, beating Pascal by a remarkable 0.70 seconds and Egger by 1.14 seconds.

The Croatian superstar, keen to recapture the World Cup after injury and multiple knee surgeries kept from shining last season, performed convincingly in the same resort that saw her win an unprecedented four Olympic medals in February.

Collecting the 14th World Cup victory of her young career – her 12th in the slalom -- Kostelic told eurosport.com on Tuesday that she still considers herself far from peak fitness following a recent appendix operation.

"There were some complications and the wounds were open...I had to stay in bed for three weeks and I lost a lot of training time," she said.

Nearly two years after Kostelic outclassed her competitors to win World Cup crystal globes in both the slalom and overall disciplines as a 19-year-old, the young Croat is clearly back to her winning ways.

Finishing the 2001-2002 season with only one World Cup race victory to her name - at the World Cup finals in Flachau in March, fresh off her Olympic triumphs - Kostelic is progressively returning to top form. The 20-year-old continually proves that nothing can stop her, not sickness nor injury, and when she's fit, her rivals can't stop her either.

Rounding out the top five in Park City were defending World Cup slalom champion Laure Pequegnot of France (1:40.79) and Marlies Schild of Austria (1:41.01), fourth and fifth respectively.

The Alpine skiing World Cup in Park City finishes on Sunday with the men's slalom. The first run begins at 18.00cet and the second is set for 21.00cet LIVE on eurosport.com!

Eurosport : Judith Elfassy 23/11/02

Wojtek
11-28-2002, 12:59 PM
Today starts Ski jumping World Cup Kusamo Finland Qualifying Round .

Good luck to polish ski jumpers :D

Mrs. B
11-28-2002, 02:18 PM
Good luck to Simon Amman!!!

:)

Princess Fiona
11-28-2002, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi Fiona! :wavey:

You found my thread. :bounce: :D It's going better than I thought, considering there aren't many people on the atpworld at all these days.

Laylaaaaaaaa!! :D :wavey: Nice thread here! (And I'm pleased it's doing so well :)) You can never have too many winter sports threads... ;)

Good luck to everyone's faves this weekend!!

Wojtek
11-29-2002, 02:12 PM
NHK Trophy 2002 ( last figure skating GP )

Ice Dancing ( still one dance to go )

1.Irina LOBACHEVA / Ilia AVERBUKH RUS
2.Kati WINKLER / Rene LOHSE GER
3.Galit CHAIT / Sergei SAKHNOVSKI ISR

Pairs ( Final Result )

1. Xue SHEN / Hongbo ZHAO CHN
2.Dorota ZAGORSKA / Mariusz SIUDEK POL :bounce:
3.Anabelle LANGLOIS / Patrice ARCHETTO CAN

Ladies ( after short program )

1. Yoshie ONDA JPN
2. Shizuka ARAKAWA JPN
3. Fumie SUGURI JPN
4. Irina SLUTSKAYA RUS :eek:

Layla
11-29-2002, 10:52 PM
Fionaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! :wavey: Thanks. :) I hope you'll drop by often. ;)

Some really good news for me! :D Primoz Peterka won today's ski jumping event in Kuusamo. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: His career and his life seem to be back on track. ;)

Adam Malysz finished 2nd and Janne Ahonen 3rd.

But it broke my heart to see those 2 awful jumps by Sven Hannawald. :sad: He is far from his top form at the moment after he's been injured for a while. And Martin Schmitt is not even competing yet. :sad: I hope the two of them show us what they're capable of soon.

Wojtek
11-30-2002, 09:48 AM
Congrats Primoz and Adam :D

scarecrows
01-22-2011, 10:57 AM
fantastic stuff from Cuche winning the Kitzbuhel downhill for the 4th time at age of 36 giving 1 second or more to the competition

scarecrows
01-21-2012, 12:25 PM
1 year later Cuche is still the man

winning in Kitzbuhel in awful weather conditions

just a couple of days after announcing his retirement at the end of the season

Machiavelli
01-21-2012, 12:28 PM
1 year later Cuche is still the man

winning in Kitzbuhel in awful weather conditions

just a couple of days after announcing his retirement at the end of the season

What about Kostelic defending his title??? I doubt anyone can stop him...

Deathless Mortal
01-21-2012, 12:31 PM
Hirscher can unfortunately

samanosuke
01-21-2012, 12:33 PM
Kudos to great Didier but today's Streiff was a farce . They shouldn't have started in those weather condition, it just ruined that amazing once per year occasion, Streiff without Mausefalle isn't Streiff . Shame that Cuche will retire without winning crystal globe for overall win, he deserved it

Kat_YYZ
01-21-2012, 12:40 PM
1 year later Cuche is still the man

winning in Kitzbuhel in awful weather conditions

just a couple of days after announcing his retirement at the end of the season

Nice! :clap2: I like Cuche.
This will be shown on TV later where I am, looking forward to it.

This thread was once dormant for 9 years??? :eek:

samanosuke
01-21-2012, 12:43 PM
What about Kostelic defending his title??? I doubt anyone can stop him...

Depends how will stand that fall on training . Luckily wasn't a big deal and everything finished OK . But it won't be the first time that with some minor detail everything comes wrong for him. He is taking some things much more personally than some others and isn't one of those guys who will easily go over that what could have happened in that fall . He isn't like Miller to forget easily and go on the head next time also . Hopefully he wins


Hirscher can unfortunately

No way . Hirscher is amazing in slalom and GS but can't believe he'll keep the same level till the end of the season and just with skiing two discipline you can't afford yourself to have few bad races . He has to start to ski at least super combines to have a chance of winning overall WC in future years . Even great Tomba barely won one big crystal globe with skiing just two disciplines

Deathless Mortal
01-21-2012, 12:59 PM
No way . Hirscher is amazing in slalom and GS but can't believe he'll keep the same level till the end of the season and just with skiing two discipline you can't afford yourself to have few bad races . He has to start to ski at least super combines to have a chance of winning overall WC in future years . Even great Tomba barely won one big crystal globe with skiing just two disciplines

Ivica is currently living only on his slalom and combination points so it's not like he has a big advantage there.
What you said about if Hirscher will keep his form until the end, we can't know that of course, but if he does IMO he should take the title.
(Of course I hope Ivica will take it :) )

Gagsquet
01-21-2012, 02:57 PM
Congratulations Tessa Worley :cheerleader:

bokehlicious
01-21-2012, 03:14 PM
Well done Didier! You'll be missed!

alter ego
01-21-2012, 03:31 PM
Any biathlon fans here?:)

scarecrows
01-21-2012, 03:53 PM
Kudos to great Didier but today's Streiff was a farce . They shouldn't have started in those weather condition, it just ruined that amazing once per year occasion, Streiff without Mausefalle isn't Streiff . Shame that Cuche will retire without winning crystal globe for overall win, he deserved it

agreed

I think they held the race only because Schwarzenegger was there

Mjau!
01-21-2012, 07:43 PM
Alpine skiing is :scared: and :zzz:

samanosuke
01-22-2012, 09:04 AM
Disgraceful stuff from Austrian rubbish . Cheater Hirscher again went over the gate, they disqualified him on the first and then photoshoped the record and showed how everything was regular . Disgraceful stuff for one sport occasion, I haven't see anything like this till now in any kind of sport

Deathless Mortal
01-22-2012, 10:27 AM
Disgraceful stuff from Austrian rubbish . Cheater Hirscher again went over the gate, they disqualified him on the first and then photoshoped the record and showed how everything was regular . Disgraceful stuff for one sport occasion, I haven't see anything like this till now in any kind of sport

Apparently the same thing happened with him in Zagreb (?) :eek: :scratch:

samanosuke
01-22-2012, 10:49 AM
Apparently the same thing happened with him in Zagreb (?) :eek: :scratch:

and in Adelboden too

Deathless Mortal
01-22-2012, 10:55 AM
That's unheard of. I guess it'll just give Ivica an extra boost then :)

Sauletekis
01-22-2012, 01:32 PM
Any biathlon fans here?:)

ME! German team biathlon fan!:worship: