Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics - Alpine Skiing - Men’s Super G  » Sport  »
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  • It's one thing to be off your line, but when it's so bad that you go off, there's a problem

    • by Orrymain

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      Men’s Super G, a part of the alpine skiing competition for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, was truly exciting to watch. As an American, I was thrilled to see Andrew Weibrecht do so well. He made a mistake up top, but recovered nicely and ended up leading the event for much longer than expected. I didn’t really expect him to medal, but he ended up with the bronze.

      Italy’s Peter Fill went way off track a couple of times, so much so that it was actually very scary to watch. In fact, right near the bottom, he finally went right through a gate and ended up sliding across the finish line. It was a ridiculous, over the edge run that

      gave him a DNQ.

      Austria’s Mario Scheiber and America’s Ted Ligety both got off the track, ruining their chances for podium runs. You have to stay on the course. It’s one thing to be off your line, but when it’s so bad that you go off, there’s a problem. Of course, none of the racers had a chance to run the course before the actual race, but all had an equal chance to inspect it, per the rules.

      Bode Miller from America, using downhill skies, took the lead after an exhilarating run. It was only by three-hundredths of a second, though. It was powerful and thrilling to watch. In the end, he landed himself the silver medal.

      Switzerland’s Didier Cuche got a ...

      • ski in the air at the top of the hill and just couldn’t recover. It felt like a very determined to me. He was tight in my view, and it cost him.

        Werner Heel from Italy was close with a heck of a run down the hill. He was right on the line most of the way down, and I was holding my breath to see if he was going to outdo my countrymen. It was a very clean, exciting run that put him in 4th place when all was said and done.

        Norway’s Askel Lund Svindall had an awesome run. It’s hard to root against him considering that crash he had sometime back. He was just firm and right on

        his line most of the time. It was so awesome that he passed the Americans and took over the lead and won the gold.

        Amid the joy of the winners, there was also a frightening crash with Sweden’s Patrick Jarbyn. He went flying up and then was bumped around on the ground. I gasped and this time held my breath in prayer that he was okay. He looked knocked out and he was hospitalized from the reports I heard. He just looked so limp for the final part of his slide in the snow. It looked like he could have had a neck injury, so he’s a reminder that these sports are dangerous, even when they don’t seem to be.

    jluisntsice says :

    i recall a situation when a man was wronged because he had started when told fromm the wrong lie. Is that alpine skiing and what was the actuall situation?? I need the answer for my grade 6 class project. Pleade get back soon.
    Orrymain replies :

    Hi — I`m sorry, but I don`t know. What I would do is research the history of Alpine Skiing at some place like Wikipedia. Good luck.
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