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Freedom on the slopes – skiing for women in Afghanistan

Skiing is a beacon of hope for the brave young women who have taken up the sport at Bamyan Ski Club amid political turmoil in the countryIt is 6.30am and Nazira Khairzad, 18, and her older sister Nazima, 19, are sat with their family trying to eat the …

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NZ teenager Robinson pips Shiffrin in final World Cup race of season

19-year-old takes victory in giant slalom at LenzerheideOverall champion Petra Vlhova ends race in 11th placeAn aggressive second run lifted teenager Alice Robinson ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin to win a giant slalom that ended the women’s World Cup ski se…

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Shiffrin takes second in Åre as World Cup slalom title goes down to final race

Liensberger ends Austria’s six-year wait for women’s slalom winSlalom title to be decided Saturday in Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandKatharina Liensberger ended Austria’s six-year wait for a women’s World Cup slalom victory on Saturday.In the last race before…

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Mikaela Shiffrin catches rival Petra Vlhova for 45th World Cup slalom win

Shiffrin overcomes 0.27sec deficit to edge Vlhova American claims 69th World Cup victory of careerSwitzerland’s Wendy Holdener finishes in thirdMikaela Shiffrin denied her Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova a home victory Saturday, winning the first World Cu…

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Sensational Katharina Liensberger ends Mikaela Shiffrin’s slalom reign at worlds

Austrian adds slalom gold to parallel gold and GS bronzeShiffrin third for record-tying 11th career worlds medalAmerican star finishes worlds with four medals overallAustrian skier Katharina Liensberger won the women’s slalom at the world championships…

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Sensational Katharina Liensberger ends Mikaela Shiffrin’s slalom reign at worlds

Austrian adds slalom gold to parallel gold and GS bronzeShiffrin third for record-tying 11th career worlds medalAmerican star finishes worlds with four medals overallAustrian skier Katharina Liensberger won the women’s slalom at the world championships…

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Sensational Katharina Liensberger ends Mikaela Shiffrin’s slalom reign at worlds

Austrian adds slalom gold to parallel gold and GS bronzeShiffrin third for record-tying 11th career worlds medalAmerican star finishes worlds with four medals overallAustrian skier Katharina Liensberger won the women’s slalom at the world championships…

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Sensational Katharina Liensberger ends Mikaela Shiffrin’s slalom reign at worlds

Austrian adds slalom gold to parallel gold and GS bronzeShiffrin third for record-tying 11th career worlds medalAmerican star finishes worlds with four medals overallAustrian skier Katharina Liensberger won the women’s slalom at the world championships…

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Sensational Katharina Liensberger ends Mikaela Shiffrin’s slalom reign at worlds

Austrian adds slalom gold to parallel gold and GS bronzeShiffrin third for record-tying 11th career worlds medalAmerican star finishes worlds with four medals overallAustrian skier Katharina Liensberger won the women’s slalom at the world championships…

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Sensational Katharina Liensberger ends Mikaela Shiffrin’s slalom reign at worlds

Austrian adds slalom gold to parallel gold and GS bronzeShiffrin third for record-tying 11th career worlds medalAmerican star finishes worlds with four medals overallAustrian skier Katharina Liensberger won the women’s slalom at the world championships…

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Sports quiz of the week: hat-tricks, derby defeats and a sad goodbye

Who rubbed heads? Who bowed out? Who has kept his hand in?Serena Williams had a tough week, losing to Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals of the Australian Open and then breaking down in tears in her post-match press conference. Williams is still pursuing h…

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Sports quiz of the week: hat-tricks, derby defeats and a sad goodbye

Who rubbed heads? Who bowed out? Who has kept his hand in?Serena Williams had a tough week, losing to Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals of the Australian Open and then breaking down in tears in her post-match press conference. Williams is still pursuing h…

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Gut-Behrami beats Mikaela Shiffrin to gold by 0.02 seconds in world giant slalom

Winning margin is closest in GS world championship historySwiss skier now has two golds at this year’s championshipSwitzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami won the women’s giant slalom at the skiing world championships, while first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin fi…

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Iranian women’s ski coach barred from going to world championships by husband

Husband of Samira Zargari prevents her from travelling to Italy, according to reports in Iranian pressSamira Zargari, the coach of the Iranian women’s Alpine skiing team, has been barred by her husband from travelling to Italy for the world skiing cham…

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Quick glovemen, Australian Open butterflies and Doug Mountjoy | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features underarm serves, delicate chips, angry referees and 360-degree saves on the slopes 1) There was not much to enjoy for England fans in their second Test defeat to India in Chennai, but the performance of wicketkeeper Be…

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Quick glovemen, Australian Open butterflies and Doug Mountjoy | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features underarm serves, delicate chips, angry referees and 360-degree saves on the slopes 1) There was not much to enjoy for England fans in their second Test defeat to India in Chennai, but the performance of wicketkeeper Be…

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Mikaela Shiffrin wins combined gold to set American mark with sixth world title

American star wins combined gold at world championshipsShiffrin breaks records held by Ted Ligety and Lindsey VonnSkier has won Olympic or world titles in four alpine eventsMikaela Shiffrin won the women’s combined to set an American record with her si…

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Corinne Suter ends 32-year Swiss wait for women’s downhill gold

Suter wins women’s downhill to continue bright Swiss startGermany’s Weidle a surprise silver, bronze for Gut-BehramiAmerica’s top hope Breezy Johnson finishes ninth after errorCorinne Suter continued Switzerland’s golden start to the alpine skiing worl…

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Mikaela Shiffrin reasserts dominance with first slalom win in 13 months

American earns 100th career World Cup podium in FlachauShiffrin wins first slalom since 2019 following tumultuous yearMikaela Shiffrin claimed her first slalom win in 13 months on Tuesday under the lights in Flachau, Austria.Racing in light snowfall, t…

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The day Wembley turned to ski jumping – in pictures

On 31st May 1961, Wembley stadium became home to international ski jumping Continue reading…