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2006-02-15 11:22:55

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Sobbing in triumph, Austrian skier Michaela Dorfmeister knelt to kiss the Alpine snow on Wednesday as her Olympic dream came true, while in the ice hockey the Italian hosts bit the ice against the might of Canada. Dorfmeister let her emotion loose and dissolved into tears after a long-awaited victory in the women's downhill. Just a month before retirement, the 32-year-old swept all aside to win the one prize that had long eluded her at the Winter...

2006-02-15 06:21:05

Please read in line 41 ..."Germany are led by Manninen's great rival Ronny Ackermann..." instead of "Austria are led by etc etc..." . By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - Two bruised and sore women look set to take to the slopes on Wednesday and fight for the showpiece downhill title after suffering nasty falls earlier in the week. France's downhill Olympic champion Carole Montillet will defend her title after falling in training and Lindsey Kildow, who won two World Cup downhills...

2006-02-15 09:35:10

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Kissing the snow and weeping with joy, Michaela Dorfmeister soaked up her Olympic glory on Wednesday after a long-awaited victory in the women's downhill. Just a month before retirement, the 32-year-old swept all aside to win the one prize that had long eluded her at the Winter Games. "This was my last dream," she said. "Now I will be able to retire with a perfect feeling and I can't wait to start a new life." As Dorfmeister reveled in her glory,...

2006-02-15 08:55:25

SAN SICARIO, Italy (Reuters) - France's Carole Montillet, the 2002 downhill Olympic champion, surrendered her throne to Austria's Michaela Dorfmeister on Wednesday but vowed to fight back in Sunday's super-G. Hardly recognizable with her face bruised and swollen after a bad crash in Monday's practice, the Frenchwoman was never in contention and finished an embarrassing 28th, 4.54 seconds behind Dorfmeister. There had been doubts until the last minute about her participation as she...

2006-02-15 08:27:40

By Clare Fallon SAN SICARIO, Italy (Reuters) - Michaela Dorfmeister won the one prize that has long eluded her with Olympic gold in the women's Alpine skiing downhill on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Austrian World Cup and former world champion, who will retire next month, wept in the finish area as she realized she had won the first Olympic gold of her long and distinguished career. "This was my last dream," Dorfmeister told reporters. "Now I will be able to retire with a perfect...

2006-02-15 07:20:03

SAN SICARIO, Italy (Reuters) - Michaela Dorfmeister won the one prize that has long eluded her with Olympic gold in the women's Alpine skiing downhill on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Austrian World Cup and former world champion, who will retire next month, wept in the finish area as she realized she had won the first Olympic gold of her long and distinguished career. Swiss Martina Schild took silver with overall World Cup champion Anja Paerson of Sweden winning bronze. World champion...

2006-02-15 06:07:14

By Sophie Hardach SAN SICARIO, Italy (Reuters) - Croatian downhill favorite Janica Kostelic will not start in Wednesday's Olympic downhill race due to a higher than normal pulse rate, her spokesman said. "She had a higher pulse and after her thyroid operation two years ago we want to be careful and let her recover," he told Reuters. "She will start in all the other disciplines but not in today's downhill." The Croatian, a triple Olympic champion from 2002, was tipped as one of the...

2006-02-15 05:26:31

By Sophie Hardach SAN SICARIO, Italy (Reuters) - Croatian downhill favorite Janica Kostelic will not start in Wednesday's Olympic downhill race due to a higher than normal pulse rate, her spokesman said. "She had a higher pulse and after her thyroid operation two years ago we want to be careful and let her recover," he told Reuters. "She will start in all the other disciplines but not in today's downhill." The Croatian, a triple Olympic champion from 2002, was tipped as one of the...

2006-02-15 05:24:28

By Sophie Hardach SAN SICARIO, Italy (Reuters) - Croatian downhill favorite Janica Kostelic will not start in Wednesday's Olympic race due to a higher than normal pulse, her spokesman said. "She had a higher pulse and after her thyroid operation two years ago we want to be careful and let her recover," he told Reuters. "She will start in all the other disciplines but not in today's downhill." The Croatian was tipped as one of the strongest contenders in the downhill. Defending...

2006-02-15 06:37:17

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - Two bruised and sore women look set to take to the slopes on Wednesday and fight for the showpiece downhill title after suffering nasty falls earlier in the week. France's downhill Olympic champion Carole Montillet will defend her title after falling in training and Lindsey Kildow, who won two World Cup downhills in December and had hoped to earn her first Olympic medal, will also race. She too crashed badly during Monday's training but was back...


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