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Skiing - 17. March 2008.

Americans Lead World Cup

 
 
BORMIO, Italy (March 16) - The USA led the nations count of titles as the 2008 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup came to a close Saturday. American skiers, led by overall champions Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH), picked up five titles. Germany, Italy and Austria each had two. It was the strongest showing ever for the USA with three different skiers - Vonn, Miller and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) - taking titles. Ligety won the giant slalom title, with Vonn adding downhill and Miller super combined.

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photo Doug Haney US Ski Team


"We're turning the world upside down in alpine ski racing," said U.S. Alpine Director Jesse Hunt. "To have two Americans win the overall, it's a special deal. And it's by a number of different athletes. What it says is that we're here to stay and dominate alpine ski racing."

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FIS World Cup Finals- Bormio, ITA
March 12-16, 2008
Photo: Doug Haney/U.S. Ski Team



AUDI FIS WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS
Men
Overall - Bode Miller, Bretton Woods, NH, USA
Downhill - Didier Cuche, Switzerland
Super G - Hannes Reichelt, Austria
Giant Slalom - Ted Ligety, Park City, UT, USA
Slalom - Manfred Moelgg, Italy
Super Combined - Bode Miller, Bretton Woods, NH, USA


Women
Overall - Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, USA
Downhill - Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, USA
Super G - Maria Riesch, Germany
Giant Slalom - Denise Karbon, Italy
Slalom - Marlies Schild, Austria
Super Combined - Maria Riesch, Germany

Nation Titles
USA - 5
Germany - 2
Italy - 2
Austria - 2
Switzerland - 1
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