Lindsey Vonn: I'm here to help for mental health, ski advice
EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn is the most successful female ski racer of all time with 82 career World Cup victories. Having retired from racing in 2019, Vonn is offering her thoughts on some of the current themes in sports in an occasional diary as told to AP Sports Writer Andrew Dampf. You’re probably asking, “Shouldn’t you always be excited about ski racing?” Well, it’s not that straightforward.news.yahoo.com
Mikaela Shiffrin wins women's combined to set American record with 6th skiing world championship title
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — Mikaela Shiffrin's latest gold medal from the skiing world championships moved her past both Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety. DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERSShiffrin also set an American record with her sixth world championship title after sharing the mark with Ligety, who retired last week. Shiffrin excelled in both the super-G and the slalom portion to win her second medal of this year's worlds. United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the slalom portion of the women's combined race, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Even Vlhova, the overall and slalom World Cup leader, lost ground on Shiffrin after she placed seventh in the super-G.Two of Shiffrin's main competitors failed to complete their slalom runs.cbsnews.com
Lindsey Vonn: I wanted to end my career at Cortina worlds
Having retired from racing in 2019, Vonn is offering her thoughts on the 2021 world championships in Cortina in a diary with the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, file)EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn is the most successful female ski racer of all-time with 82 career World Cup victories. A former overall champion and the winner of 30 World Cup races, it marked a major breakthrough after three silvers and three bronzes at worlds and Olympics. A lot of successful World Cup racers never actually win a world championship gold medal. Executing on one day for the Olympics or world championships is always one of the more challenging things to do in our sport.
Goggia wins 4th straight World Cup downhill to match Vonn
Italy's Sofia Goggia celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)CRANS-MONTANA – CRANS-Olympic champion Sofia Goggia is dominating the World Cup downhill season like no woman since ski great Lindsey Vonn. Goggia won her fourth straight downhill on Saturday to tie a World Cup streak by Vonn in 2018. Vonn's best streak in World Cup downhill was six straight wins in 2009-10, according to the ski-db.com database. Vonn won four straight World Cup downhills from January to March 2018.
US skiers step out of Shiffrin’s shadow with strong results
United States' Breezy Johnson holds the trophy after finishing third in a alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Val d'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec.19, 2020. Shiffrin was responsible for all 34 American podium results on the women’s circuit in the past two seasons, but three months into the current campaign, two team members have scooped top-three results as well. The season has also brought a string of career-best results for Nina O’Brien, Keely Cashman and AJ Hurt. “I am really excited about and proud of our team,” Shiffrin said after placing third in the year-end night slalom in Semmering, Austria, on Tuesday. That same season Shiffrin won her second overall title while Alice McKennis Duran and Jacqueline Wiles also scored podium results.
Under Armour delaying payments to some of its athletes as it deals with the fallout from coronavirus
After first-quarter sales plummeted 23%, the apparel maker said the company is negotiating sports marketing contracts to defer payment with some of its athletes. "It's obviously not a desirable situation for companies and their athletes, but these are unprecedented times and call for unprecedented tactics," he added. Dorfman said assuming Under Armour has strong relationships with its athletes and there's confidence that business will eventually turn around, he believes athletes would be willing to accept an extended payment option. Under Armour said Monday it plans to cut $325 million in operating costs to help weather the crisis. "All of our athletes have been phenomenal during this period with how they have helped their communities and how they have helped Under Armour," he said.cnbc.com
The maker of a popular leg recovery gadget used by LeBron James was just acquired
Athletes and fans try the Normatec recovery system prior to the IRONMAN St. George Utah 70.3 North American Pro Championship on May 03, 2019 in St George, Utah. Performance technology company Hyperice announced Thursday it has acquired NormaTec, the creator of a popular recovery system used by professional athletes. Though NormaTec's leg recovery system, "The PULSE," is commonly used by other U.S. sports leagues, superstars throughout the National Basketball Association are frequently seen using the system before and after games. Players like Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James use NormaTec. In 2014, James told Bleacher Report he started using the device, and "my legs started feeling better and I didn't stop.cnbc.com
Three-time Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn says retiring from skiing is harder than competing
Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn says the transition from professional athlete to retirement has been more difficult than she ever imagined. The three-time Olympic medalist revealed to CNBC the emotional toll of her retirement in Baltimore this week where Under Armour announced its new ad campaign, titled "The Only Way is Through." Lindsey Vonn Source: Under ArmourThe Minnesota-native has been skiing since she was 3 years old. Financially, Vonn says she's in a great place after cementing relationships with top sponsors like Under Armour and through her conservative approach to saving money. Lindsey Vonn Source: Under Armourcnbc.com
Under Armour's Kevin Plank pushes new ad campaign: 'the only way is through'
The athletic apparel maker on Tuesday unveiled its new advertising campaign slogan: "The Only Way Is Through." Plank, who founded Under Armour in his grandmother's basement in 1996, stepped down as CEO on Jan. 1. As Plank spoke to the crowd in New York, the company held a media event at its Baltimore headquarters. But Plank said the campaign will include some 60-second TV spots, as well as other forms of media. The new Under Armour campaign announced Tuesday "is so, so much more of the Under Armour brand which is underdog," Plank said.cnbc.com
Skier Lindsey Vonn is engaged to NHL star P.K. Subban
Kevin Winter/Getty Images(CNN) - Lindsey Vonn, the greatest female ski racer of all time, is engaged to NHL star P.K. According to Vogue, Subban proposed at home, in front of Vonn's three dogs, presenting her an emerald ring -- her favorite color and his birthstone. The couple is planning to move to New Jersey, where Subban is a defenseman with the New Jersey Devils. Vonn previously was married to US skier Thomas Vonn and later dated Tiger Woods. In 2014, Subban won gold representing Canada at the Sochi Olympics and led the Nashville Predators to the franchise's first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in 2017.
Skier Lindsey Vonn sets new record
CBSN's Gigi Stone Woods has the details. Skier Lindsey Vonn sets new record World class skier Lindsey Vonn set a record Monday, winning her 63rd World Cup title. CBSN's Gigi Stone Woods has the details. Be the first to knowGet browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not NowTurn Oncbsnews.com