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  Ski World Cup - ski2b.com
This year, the giant slalom and slalom were scheduled for March 3rd and 4th...
Now in 2007 the alpine women were there to compete in two world cup-races, a slalom and a giant slalom...
At the Arber a women´s giant slalom and slalom were scheduled this season.
www.worldskinews.com   (641 words)

  Giant Slalom skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GS gates themselves also differ from Slalom gates; in the Giant Slalom, gates are spaced in pairs with each pair consisting of two poles connected by a single fabric panel, whereas in the Slalom gates are single poles sans panels.
As a result, a Slalom racer is likely to use a cross-blocking method to push gates out of the way in order to keep his center of gravity closer to the fall line during his run.
Giant Slalom skis are longer and stiffer than Slalom skis, but not as long as Super-G and Downhill skis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Giant_Slalom_skiing   (359 words)

 Giant Slalom skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Giant Slalom is an alpine skiing discipline.
Giant Slalom (GS) racers ski faster than Slalom racers because a GS course contains less gates separated by greater distances requiring significantly less turns, thus allowing racers to pick up much more momentum.
Giant Slalom poles are usually bent to fit around a racer's body during a tuck and are not usually planted into the snow as vigorously or often as a Slalom racer's poles.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Giant_Slalom_skiing   (356 words)

 Giant Slalom skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Giant Slalom Races are a lot faster than Slalom races because instead of constantly turning down the course, you need to make long turns around these gates, allowing you to pick up a lot of speed.
CMSC Alpine Ski Racing Skiers of all abilities compete in fourteen slalom and giant slalom races in the Chicago region.
American Ski Racing Alliance Alpine racing series (slalom, giant slalon, super-g and downhill) with a season-ending championship for all levels and ages of skiers.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Giant_Slalom_skiing.html   (536 words)

 Super Giant Slalom skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Super Giant Slalom is an alpine skiing discipline.
It is usually referred to as "Super G." It involves skiing between gates as in the Slalom, and Giant Slalom, but is skied over a much longer course with, consequently, longer times between gates.
In an attempt to increase safety, the 2003-2004 season saw the FIS impose minimum ski lengths for the Super Giant Slalom for the first time; to 205cm for men, 200cm for women.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Super_Giant_Slalom_skiing   (144 words)

 The Daily Press - Ashland, WI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Mealman was 11th in the giant slalom (49.40) and 15th in the super G (43.19) and Pearson 16th in the slalom (26.77) and 15th in the giant slalom (50.36), and both got high marks from Radtke.
She was runner-up in the giant slalom and super G with times of 52.82 and 45.25 and fourth in the slalom at 28.79.
Lien was 11th in the slalom (32.36), Nordling eighth in the giant slalom (55.27) and ninth in the super G (47.20) and Skoraczewski 11th in the giant slalom (56.45).
www.ashlandwi.com /placed/index.php?sect_rank=3&story_id=161858   (979 words)

 Giant Slalom skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Giant Slalom Races are a lot faster Slalom races because instead of constantly turning the course you need to make long around these gates allowing you to pick a lot of speed.
Giant Slalom skis are much longer than skis.
In an attempt to increase safety the season saw the FIS increase the minimum turning radius for Slalom skis to 45m (from 40m) and minimum ski lengths for the first time; for men 180cm for women.
www.freeglossary.com /Giant_Slalom_skiing   (190 words)

 CBC Sports Online: Sports Saturday: Sport Primers: Giant Slalom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Giant Slalom Every so often, a technological innovation revolutionizes a sport -- most famously in winter sports, the clap skate has helped speed skaters to smash world records at a dizzying pace.
Since the skis' introduction, both giant slalom technique and the type of racer who excels in GS have drastically changed.
The start order for the opening heat is determined by a random draw using the complex giant slalom rankings system.
www.cbc.ca /sports/saturday/sportprimers/giantslalom.html   (890 words)

 USATODAY.com - Roundup: Miller stretches lead with giant slalom triumph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Miller, who took the season-opening giant slalom but failed to complete the one in Beaver Creek, Colo., covered the shadowy course in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.66 seconds.
Miller tops the giant slalom standings with 200 and is followed by Kjus at 180 and Maier at 156.
Slalom specialist Schild set the fastest time in the second run to record her first podium finish this season.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/winter/2004-12-12-roundup_x.htm?csp=1   (1327 words)

 Austria's Maier Rules Giant Slalom (washingtonpost.com)
His victory in the giant slalom Thursday was yet another inspirational step in his recovery from a motorcycle accident in which he nearly lost a leg.
Maier finished fourth in the super giant slalom at these championships and 17th in the downhill.
Giant slalom is Maier's favorite discipline, and he won the event at the 1998 Olympics.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A14633-2005Feb10.html   (660 words)

 CNNSI.com - Winter Sports - Paerson wins second giant slalom in a row - Saturday January 25, 2003 10:56 AM
Kostelic, who won one of her three Olympic golds in giant slalom last year, finished 17th in 2:27.36 despite the encouragement of thousands of Croatian fans who had crossed the border for the race.
Ertl, 29, has won nine giant slalom World Cup races in her long career, including two victories in Maribor, but had not made it on to a podium in the event for two years.
Paerson, the world slalom champion, said the win confirmed her as a leading racer in giant slalom as well.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /wintersports/news/2003/01/25/paerson_giantslalom   (498 words)

 1998 Olympic Snowboarding: Giant Slalom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Snowboard racing is modeled after ski racing, and follows in the lines of Dual Slalom (DS), Giant Slalom (GS) and Super G. Luckily for the North Americans, Giant Slalom was the discipline incorporated into the Olympics first.
Giant Slalom courses are built for speed (often 50+ miles per hour) and set with a minimum of 1,000 vertical feet at 25-27 degree pitch.
Their expertise lies in Dual Slalom, where the Europeans have been training and racing that event as much as Giant Slalom for the last few years.
classic.mountainzone.com /Olympics/nagano/sb-gs.html   (606 words)

 The Sports Network - Olympics
The parallel giant slalom events appear on the Olympic program for the first time, replacing the two giant slalom events that were contested in Nagano.
There are two parts to the parallel giant slalom: the qualifying run and the head-to-head portion.
After taking home a pair of bronze medals in the men and women's halfpipe from Nagano and with continued improvement in giant slalom, the U.S. Snowboard Team is primed for a run at more hardware in the 2002 Olympics.
www.sportsnetwork.com /default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=olymp/news/BON1912958.htm   (844 words)

 CNNSI.com - 2002 Winter Olympics - Skiing - Kostelic wins giant slalom, makes history with fourth medal - Friday ...
Janica Kostelic blew away the field in the giant slalom for her fourth Alpine medal of the Salt Lake City Games, joining Jean-Claude Killy and Toni Sailer as the only skiers with three golds at one Olympics.
Kostelic, who also won gold in the slalom and the combined event and silver in the super giant slalom, was not considered among the favorites in the giant slalom.
Kostelic, who won Wednesday's slalom in a heavy snow on a rutty course, won the giant slalom in spring-like conditions on a well-groomed slope.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/2002/skiing/news/2002/02/22/womens_giantslalom_ap   (761 words)

 Hosp Wins Giant Slalom, Clark Finishes Third
Clark, a silver medalist in the super giant slalom at the 2003 world championships, recorded her best finish in a giant slalom.
In her previous giant slaloms this season, she was 23rd, 27th and 29th.
This was the first giant slalom victory this season for Austria's women.
www.skiingmag.com /skiing/competition/article/0,12910,568116,00.html   (288 words)

 Bode Miller seeks giant slalom win
Covili, leader of the World Cup giant slalom standings and winner of two races this season, is one of the main contenders for gold.
Eberharter is aiming for gold after settling for bronze in the downhill and silver in the super giant slalom.
Conspicuously absent from the games, and in particular the giant slalom, is double 1998 Olympic champion Hermann Maier, still recovering from a motorcycle accident.
www.suntimes.com /output/olympics/20bode.html   (454 words)

 Giant slalom, (from skiing) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The vertical drop of a giant slalom in Olympic competition must be at least 1,000 feet.
The term derives (through Latin) from the Giants (Gigantes) of Greek mythology, who were monstrous, savage creatures often depicted with men's bodies terminating in serpentine legs.
Modern Alpine competitive skiing is divided into the so-called speed and technical events, the former comprising downhill skiing and the supergiant slalom, or super-G, and the latter including the slalom and giant slalom.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-208110?tocId=208110&ct=   (848 words)

 SRNZ News Item
In the slalom he was sixth after the first run but put in a determined second run to finish third overall in 1.38.92.
In the giant slalom winner, American Nova Chelsea, had a combined time of 1.49.38 and Taylor finished in 1.51.13 but it was not enough to lower her current FIS points.
Mark Bridgwater won a slalom at Canada Olympic Park, Nicola Campbell was second in a giant slalom at Stoos in Switzerland and James Arnott finished second in a slalom at Norquay in Canada.
www.skiracing.org.nz /news/25mar05.htm   (402 words)

 Giant Slalom World Skiing Championships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Austrians had an off day in the women's giant slalom on an icy, cold day high in the Colorado Rockies—they only took the gold and the bronze.
Koznick, a winner of a slalom race earlier this season, normally doesn't race the giant slalom, but women's coach George Capaul said Koznick was given the start to get the pre-race jitters out of her system before she races the slalom this weekend.
Although he skied to a breakthrough 4th place in a slalom at Wengen, Switzerland, last month, Miller's specialty is the giant slalom.
classic.mountainzone.com /ski/worldcup/99/worldchamps/gs-w.html   (1121 words)

 Blizzard wipes out men's giant slalom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Officials said it would be impossible to prepare the course in time for the two runs of the giant slalom, in which Alberto Tomba is to make his 1998 Olympic debut.
By moving back 24 hours, the giant slalom now is scheduled for the same day as the women's slalom about 9 miles away on Mount Yakebitai.
The latest weather postponement sets up a situation similar to that at the 1992 Albertville Olympics, where the women's super-G and the men's giant slalom were run on the same day because of bad weather.
www.jsonline.com /sports/oly98/ski21798.stm   (437 words)

 Brown Skiers Take Second In Giant Slalom At Brown Carnival :: Freshman Kelly O'Hear (Port Colborne, ONT) continued her ...
In the slalom on Saturday, Brown was able to fight and cling on to a sixth place finish after its top two skiers were disqualified.
In the giant slalom competition, freshman Kelly O'Hear (Port Colborne, ONT) continued her dominance with a second place in the giant slalom.
Swaffield followed up a 15th place finish in the slalom on Saturday with a seventh place finish on Sunday in the giant slalom with a time of 1:45.63.
brownbears.collegesports.com /sports/c-ski/recaps/020204aaa.html   (543 words)

 ESPN.com: OLY - Cuche ends four-year drought with giant slalom win
Known as a speed specialist, Cuche suddenly has had success in the giant slalom this season.
"I knew I could be fast in the giant slalom and maybe win a race one day but I never thought it would be this year," Cuche said after establishing himself as a medal contender for the Feb. 8-24 Salt Lake City Olympics.
Dane Spencer was the top U.S. skier Saturday, 10th in 2:26.74, while Miller, the first American since 1983 to win a World Cup slalom and giant slalom, was 13th.
espn.go.com /oly/news/2002/0105/1306275.html   (487 words)

 Augusta Georgia: sports@ugusta: Mayer's risk-taking run earns giant slalom title 12/21/97
His only previous triumph was in a giant slalom at Val D'Isere in 1993.
The winner beat world giant slalom champion Michael von Gruenigen of Switzerland by.43 seconds in leading an impressive showing by Austrians, who took seven of the top eight places.
Fifth and seventh in the previous giant slaloms at Park City and Val D'Isere, Mayer was delighted with his victory at one of his favorite tracks.
chronicle.augusta.com /stories/122297/ital.shtml   (431 words)

 Raich wins Slovenia giant slalom event - Boston.com
The defending World Cup overall champion was trailing Aksel Lund Svindal in the giant slalom and overall standings heading into this weekend's races.
But after winning Saturday's giant slalom, Raich now leads the discipline standings and is only three points behind Svindal for the World Cup overall lead.
The Austrian slalom specialist, who also led after the first leg, finished the steep and deteriorating Podkoren track in a total time of 2 minutes, 19.03 seconds.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/skiing/articles/2007/03/03/raich_wins_slovenia_giant_slalom_event   (421 words)

 Augusta Georgia: sports@ugusta: Compagnoni, racing through heavy snow, wins giant slalom 11/21/97
It was the 11th World Cup giant slalom victory for the Italian.
Compagnoni won two World Cup giant slaloms last January -- at Zwiesel, Germany, and at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy; she was the gold medalist at the World Championships in Sestriere, Italy, in February, and finished last season with a World Cup win at Vail, Colo., in March.
She began this season by winning a World Cup giant slalom at Tignes, France, in late October.
www.augustachronicle.com /stories/112297/spo_skicup.html   (525 words)

 Slalom and Giant Slalom
The gates in slalom are formed by alternating pairs of red and blue poles set in a rhythmic pattern down the hill.
The Giant Slalom tests the skier's strength, technique and ability to choose the fastest line down the course.
The gates for the giant slalom use two pairs of alternating red and blue poles set to conform to the terrain.
2002.uen.org /html/sports/lessons/slalom.html   (982 words)

 Martina Ertl wins giant slalom
 Winning her seventh World Cup giant slalom, Ertl replaced Irene Epple as Germany's leading winner in the event, as Compagnoni failed for the first time in more than a year to reach the podium.
 Compagnoni, the Olympic and world giant slalom champion, was a disappointing ninth after the first run, but posted the second-fastest time in the final run to end up fifth.
 It was Ertl's second consecutive giant slalom win, her third World Cup victory this season and the 10th of her career.
www.canoe.ca /SlamNaganoAlpineSkiingArchive/jan25_mar.html   (463 words)

 ESPN.com: OLY - Palander wins first World Cup giant slalom title
The Finn did just that, edging Miller for the best first run, then laying back slightly in the second leg for his first giant slalom victory in a combined time of 2 minutes, 30.57 seconds.
Miller, who won the season's first two giant slaloms, finished 1.12 seconds back in fourth place, behind Davide Simoncelli of Italy and Frederic Covili of France.
Palander's best previous finish in a giant slalom was fifth Nov. 22 in Park City, Utah.
espn.go.com /oly/news/2003/1214/1686098.html   (336 words)

 Maier caps great comeback with overall title; Miller takes giant slalom crown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He captured three super giant slaloms, finishing among the top three in all seven races to secure the discipline's title as well.
The decision to abandon the giant slalom left Austria's Benjamin Raich and Finland's Kalle Palander fuming, their chances for the overall and giant slalom crowns over.
Raich was fastest in the opening leg of the giant slalom and poised to move within 52 points of Maier in the overall rankings.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/03/13/sports1638EST0599.DTL   (772 words)

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