Live ticker for the World Ski Championships in Åre: This is how the alpine combination of women goes

The alpine combination was once a supreme discipline, but at the World Championships in Åre, the top stars have canceled. But Lindsey Vonn is there - can she convince in the downhill? Follow the race in the live ticker.



Alpine Combination Women 2/8/19 10:31 AM Benjamin Knaack In heavy snowfall Lindsey Vonn shows a not perfect first run. But unlike in the downhill she comes at least to the finish. Alpine Combination Women 2/8/19 10:28 AM Benjamin Knaack But it does not help. Now it starts immediately. The starting runner is, as already written, Lindsey Vonn. Alpine Combination Women 2/8/19 10:26 AM Benjamin Knaack Incidentally, the weather in Åre is mixed. A blue sky is currently only available in the promo videos. It is cloudy and snowing. Of course, that's a problem for the view. Alpine Combination Women 2/8/19 9:43 AM Benjamin Knaack Other candidates for the podium are Petra Vlhova from Slovakia and the Italian Federica Brignone. There are a total of 35 starters. At 11.30 clock it starts. Alpine combination Women 2/8/19 9:41 AM Benjamin Knaack The big favorite on the win is - at least according to betting operators - Wendy Holdener from Switzerland. Twice she won the discipline rating in the World Cup, in 2017 she became world champion in the Alpine combination. In Pyeongchang she won the complete medal set: gold (team), silver (slalom), bronze (combination). Alpine Combination Women 2/8/19 9:37 AM Benjamin Knaack The big stars are missing, but there is the US-American Lindsey Vonn, who had already started in the downhill race in Sweden - and crashed there. The 34-year-old is in great pain and has already announced her retirement several times. That she still gets a title in the combination is very unlikely. Alpine Combination Women 2/8/19 9:37 AM Benjamin Knaack The "Süddeutsche Zeitung" has dedicated a readable article to the shaky future of alpine combination: Alpine Combination Women 2/8/19 9:26 AM Benjamin Knaack The alpine combination was once as king discipline. The drivers have to master the speed track as well as the technically demanding slalom. But in recent years, the ski racers have focused more on their special disciplines. Top stars of the ski scene do not compete in Åre: Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher do without the men. Alpine Combination Women 2/8/19 8:44 AM Benjamin Knaack Dear Readers, Dear winter sports fans! Today, at the World Ski Championships in Åre, Sweden, the alpine combination of women is on the program. It begins at 11.30 clock with the departure, from 16.15 clock is then extended in the slalom the winner. Have fun with our live ticker. Show more Ticker Liveblog Software

ref: spiegel

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