LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY (AP)
Sara Takanashi of Japan won the first Women’s Ski Jump World Cup event of the season on Saturday, immediately showing why she is the big favorite for gold at the Sochi Olympics.
Takanashi won the overall World Cup title last season, and with her biggest rival — American Sarah Hendrickson — out injured, the [...]
LILLEHAMMER, Norway - Saturday’s World Cup opener drew 70 elite women ski jumpers from 14 countries – the largest start list ever - showcasing a deep field of women who will vie for the sport’s first Olympic gold medal in 2014.
Japan’s Sara Takanashi, 2013 World Cup overall champion, won the event. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko – the 2011 [...]
Two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner is on a mission as she approaches Sochi. Watch as Ashley talks about the sacrifces and dedication she puts into training in hopes to reach her ultimate goal of becoming an Olympian.
Ashley Wagner, the first woman to win consecutive U.S. titles since Michelle Kwan in 2005, is the leading lady of [...]
LAKE PLACID, New York — Lindsey Van won her 16th National Ski Jumping title Sunday in a town whose Olympic history runs deep – having twice hosted a Winter Games. It was a fitting competition venue for Van and her teammates as they set to embark on their very own history-making Olympic season.
The U.S. [...]
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CALGARY, Canada (August 1, 2013)- Aja Evans (Chicago, Ill.) led Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.) by just 0.06 seconds to claim her second consecutive women’s bobsled national push championship title today. Lauryn Williams (Miami, Fla.), a 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the 100 meters, is the most recent track and field sensation to [...]
Reigning World Cup champ tames nerves, edges rival Takanashi
VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 22) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared 106.0 meters on her first jump to take a 3.3 point lead over Japan’s Sara Takanashi and then sealed the gold with a 103.0 second jump at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships [...]
VAIL, CO (Feb. 10) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) underwent successful surgery Sunday and is resting comfortably. According to U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team Head Physician Dr. Bill Sterett, the surgery conducted at the Vail Valley Surgery Center went well and he was optimistic for a full recovery.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) underwent surgery [...]
In halfpipe skiing, there are women who can land 1080s. There are women who can spin 900s in both directions. But there is only one woman who has captured two world championship medals and four X Games medals and, this Friday, under the lights at the X Games in Aspen, she has no plans to [...]
Kayla Harrison is an American female judoka who fell in love with the sport when she was introduced to it by her mother to learn self-defense. A practicing martial artist since the age of six, she transitioned to judo at the age of 13. After demonstrating both a passion and immense talent for judo at [...]
Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, Winner of the Sportswoman of the Year Award (Individual Sport)
Gabby Douglas (l) with Jeanette Jenkins – ‘The Hollywood Trainer’
Gabrielle Douglas received the prominent Sportswoman of the Year Award for an individual sport, given to an individual sport athlete who exhibits exceptional performances over a 12-month time span. After helping the U.S. to [...]