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Victorious Ilka – Best Skier In The World!

Ilka Štuhec sovereignly won the last world cup downhill race of the season in Aspen, and won the small crystal globe, securing the highest sum of points for the royal discipline. Štuhec became one of only seven skiers in history to win the downhill crystal globe in the World Cup in the same year she became the world champion. Six ...

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Improvising Brings Ilka Štuhec Her 6th Win

Ilka Štuhec has shown yet another perfect textbook performance, winning her fifth super-G of the season in Crans Montana, which puts her as a serious contender for the small crystal globe. The Slovenian ski champion skied fastest at all sections of the ski run – which had turned soft due to sunny weather- and even picked up more speed in ...

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Boštjan Kline Celebrating His First Win

Boštjan Kline is the latest addition to the list of Slovenian winners at World Cup skiing races. Six years after becoming the Junior World Champion, Kline won the downhill race in Kvitfjell. “Wonderful! I skied well and I did everything I had to do. This is one of the best days in my career,” said the 25-year-old Kline, who had ...

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Skiing: Tina Maze Downhill World Champion!

Slovenia’s star skier Tina Maze bagged gold in the downhill race at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail on Friday. This is her second medal at the worlds, following silver in the super-G event on Tuesday. Maze beat Anna Fenninger of Austria in second by 0.02 seconds only three days after Fenninger beat her to super-G gold by 0.03. ...

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Are You Watching the Greatest Skier in History?

Tina Maze: Foto: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Americans might do well to notice Tina Maze, the Michael Jordan of an under-appreciated spectator sport. The most exciting seconds in sports could come in the last lap of a Formula One race, or as the clock spins to zero and the point guard hangs in mid-air as he tries for one last three-pointer. These are examples of high tension ...

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