The Latest: Jansrud keen to race despite injured hand
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the Alpine skiing world championships in Are, Sweden (all times local):
Norwegian skier Kjetil Jansrud says he hopes to race in the super-G at the world championships on Wednesday, two weeks after breaking two bones in his left hand in a crash in downhill training in Kitzbuehel.
Jansrud out after breaking hand in downhill training crash
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Norwegian skier Kjetil Jansrud is facing an injury layoff after breaking two bones in his left hand in a downhill training crash Tuesday, two weeks before the start of the world championship in Are, Sweden.
Jansrud hurt his hand as he tried to break a fall on the icy Streif course in the first official training session for Saturday's classic race.
Jansrud has posted a photo on his Instagram account after coming out of surgery, saying "I'll be back in no-time."
Norway’s Olympic downhill stars aim to rebound in World Cup
WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Only by Norway's stellar standards in men's Alpine skiing has this World Cup speed season been low key.
Less than a year after long-time stars Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud finished 1-2 in the Pyeongchang Olympic downhill watched by Norway's crown prince , results in the marquee event have been elusive.
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Thomas Dressen won a men's World Cup downhill race on Saturday, less than two months after he became the first German winner in the discipline in 13 years.
Dressen edged world champion Beat Feuz of Switzerland by 0.08 seconds, while Olympic gold medalist Aksel Lund Svindal finished 0.17 back in third. Svindal's Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud was fourth.
Svindal wins Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine champ
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — As he approached his 35th birthday, Aksel Lund Svindal didn't always feel like he would make Olympic history as the oldest Alpine gold medalist.
His body felt the strain of too many high-speed crashes and season-ending surgeries, and it wouldn't let him train at the high intensity he likes.
Fast forward two months from December, and no one was quicker on the downhill course at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Heir to Norway’s throne watches its kings of Olympic skiing
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Inadvertently, the Crown Prince of Norway picked a good day to head up the mountain to watch Alpine skiing.
The heir to the throne was in attendance Thursday when Norwegian teammates Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud took gold and silver in the men's downhill — one of the marquee events at the Winter Olympics.
Olympic men’s downhill race is blowing in the wind
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — The men's Olympic downhill course seems to suit the pre-race favorites. The weather might have other ideas.
Three days of practice runs on the rarely-raced Jeongseon hill showed three top contenders in good form: world champion Beat Feuz of Switzerland and past Olympic downhill medalists Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud — both from Norway.
"I think I'm ready," Svindal said Saturday after again improving his training time.