Inside the FIS World Alpine Ski Championships
Slovenia’s Tina Maze is making the 2015 World Championships two weeks that no one in the skiing world or Colorado will soon forget.
Fresh off a gold medal performance in the Ladies’ Downhill on Friday, Maze was golden again Monday in Beaver Creek winning the Ladies’s Alpine Combined.
The Slovenian sensation knocked Anna Fenninger off the podium and broke up an Austrian sweep with a sparkling run in the ultra-technical slalom course. Maze has medaled (2 golds, 1 silver) in all three Ladies races during the World Championships and is laying her stake to the most dominant racer of her day.Maze finished with a Combined time of 2:33.37 and capped off a World Championship title with her signature cartwheel to the delight of another capacity crowd at the Red Tail Finish area.
USA’s and hometown favorite Lindsey Vonn was visibly distraught after she failed to finish her Slalom run when she missed a gate early into the afternoon run.
Tina Maze will look to keep her medal streak alive when the action continues on Thursday when the Ladies’ Giant Slalom takes place on Beaver Creek’s Raptor Course.
The next event in the FIS World Alpine Ski Championships is the Nations Team Event which takes place on Tuesday beginning at 2:15 pm mountain time in Vail, Colorado followed by an awards ceremony and a free concert at Solaris by KC and the Sunshine Band.