STOCKHOLM (AP) — Olympic slalom champion Frida Hansdotter will retire from Alpine skiing's World Cup next week, ending a years-long rivalry with Mikaela Shiffrin.
Danger Warning! Extreme cold can affect even elite skiers
Alexandra Coletti, a veteran of more than 200 World Cup races, once came dangerously close to losing the big toe on her right foot to frostbite.
Ivica Kostelic burned skin off of his face while hurtling down the frigid downhill course in Lake Louise, Alberta, at minus-35 degrees Celsius (minus-30 degrees Fahrenheit).
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Overall champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher dominated the penultimate World Cup races of the season on Saturday.
Both racers had already locked up their overall and discipline titles in recent weeks before adding convincing wins at the World Cup finals.
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Olympic slalom champions Frida Hansdotter and Andre Myhrer powered host Sweden to victory in the team event at the World Cup finals on Friday.
Anna Swenn Larsson, Hansdotter, and Myhrer earned the points as Sweden beat Germany 3-1 in the final.
Myhrer clinched it when Julien Lizeroux went out midway down in the final heat of the parallel event.
The Latest: Shiffrin misses, Hansdotter wins gold on Day 7
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
Mikaela Shiffrin finished a disappointing fourth in women's slalom while Sweden's Frida Hansdotter won gold on Day 7 of the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu set an Olympic record in the men's figure skating short program, while American Nathan Chen missed on all his jumps and plummeted to 17th place.
Matthias Mayer broke Norway's 16-year grip on the men's super-G title.
AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 7 at the Winter Olympics
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Frida Hansdotter of Sweden won gold in the women's slalom and Matthias Mayer broke Norway's 16-year grip on the men's super-G title at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday. Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan set an Olympic record in the men's figure skating short program. And in skeleton, Yun Sungbin of South Korea dominated to win gold and become a hometown hero.
Here are some highlights of Day 7 from Associated Press photographers.
Frida Hansdotter dethrones Shiffrin in Olympic slalom
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Frida Hansdotter looked at her time on the video board — hardly believing it was true — and let out a yell.
This was way too good to hold in.
A few anxious moments later, it became official: Hansdotter — Olympic slalom champion.
The Swedish skier dethroned reigning champion Mikaela Shiffrin and held off everyone else Friday at the Pyeongchang Games.
"I was just screaming, 'Yes!' Or something like this," Hansdotter said, smiling.
2014 champ Shiffrin 4th behind Hansdotter in Olympic slalom
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is, without a doubt, the best women's slalom skier there is. Has been for years. All of the victories confirm it. Her competitors are aware of it. And, yes, so is she.
"This is going to sound so arrogant," Shiffrin said Friday, her eyes closed. "I know that I'm the best slalom skier in the world."
Pyeongchang, South Korea — Frida Hansdotter held off Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title Friday at the Pyeongchang Games.
In second after the first run, the Swedish skier powered through the sun-splashed course on her final run to finish in a combined time of 1 minute, 38.63 seconds. First-run leader Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was second and Katharina Gallhuber of Austria earned a surprise bronze.