alpine skiing world cup


“All I do is win, win, win” - Squad 2015/16

Qualification: at least 5 individual victories

Ski Jumping:
Sara Takanashi (JPN) 14
Peter Prevc (SLO) 15

Nordic Combined:
Eric Frenzel (GER) 8

Laura Dahlmeier (GER) 5
Simon Schempp (GER) 5
Martin Fourcade (FRA) 10

Alpine Skiing:
Lara Gut (SUI) 6
Lindsey Vonn (USA) 9
Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 5
Marcel Hirscher (USA) 8
Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 7
Alexis Pinturault (FRA) 6
Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) 6

Alpine Skiing World Cup Calendar 2017/2018

As promised, I started making calendars for other disciplines as well. This is the alpine skiing one - a bit messy but still not as confusing as the FIS one. The timetable of the alpine skiers is fuller than the ski jumpers’ one, but I could still manage to fit everything in here. I hope you like it! (And, to be honest, the best thing is that Sölden is only three weeks away!)

All dates are off the official FIS page.

Here we have the trio fantastico from this year’s downhill in Kitzbuhel! Fantastic Bode Miller had an excellent run, but just lost the chance to win by a bit. Flying Svindal second, and amazing Reichelt gives Austria the long desired win. 

25/01/2014, Kitzbuhel


DIY Prosthetics: The Extreme Athlete Who Built a New Knee

by Rose Eveleth, Mosaic Science

When Brian Bartlett was 24 he was hit by a car from behind so hard it ripped his right leg off instantly. It all happened so fast. He doesn’t like to talk about it. “You really can’t understand,” he told me. “There’s just no way to…until you have an injury where you’re ripped or cut apart instantly.”

He turned 25 in the hospital. When he left, fitted above the knee with a prosthetic leg, he wanted to return to his life. Before the accident, Brian had been a competitive skier; he had a sponsorship, and he was on track for the US Olympic team. So after the accident, he was eager to get back to the slopes. It was 1998, long before Oscar Pistorius would take the track at the Olympics or Amy Purdy would take the stage on Dancing with the Stars. When he asked his prosthetist about getting back into skis, he wasn’t ready for what he heard. He was told he wouldn’t ski again, not the way he had before.

The best way to get Brian to do something is to tell him that he can’t. Within a year of the accident, Brian was back on the slopes, skiing with disabled ski teams. In his first year he made it to the International Paralympic Committee’s Alpine Skiing World Cup, and came in seventh in the world. But it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t the same. “It just didn’t fill the need,” he says. “It’s not that I didn’t like the disabled sports, it just wasn’t like it used to be.” Brian was back on the mountain using what’s called three-track skis – skiing on one leg, using poles that have tiny skis at the end and are used as outriggers.

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Top 10 Alpine Skiing World Cup Men 2015/16

1. Marcel Hirscher (AUT) 1795 – (8x1st – 8x2nd - 3x3rd)
2. Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) 1298 – (6x1st - 3x2nd – 3x3rd)
3. Alexis Pinturault (FRA) 1200 – (6x1st – 2x2nd)
4. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 1161 – (4x1st – 3x2nd – 1x3rd)
5. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 916 – (7x1st - 2x2nd)
6. Dominik Paris (ITA) 805 – (2x1st – 2x2nd – 1x3rd)
7. Aleksandar Aamodt Kilde (NOR) 756 – (2x1st – 1x2nd - 1x3rd)
8. Felix Neureuther (GER) 743 – (1x1st - 1x2nd – 1x3rd)
9. Carlo Janka (SUI) 737 – (1x1st - 1x3rd)
10. Peter Fill (ITA) 736 – (1x1st - 1x3rd)