Championships should open on schedule, Ross, Smith, Vonn, Mancuso on tap


Laurenne Ross will start seventh, Leanne Smith 14th, Lindsey Vonn 19th and Julia Mancuso 22nd as the women’s super G kicks things off at the 42nd World Ski Championships at Schladming tomorrow (Feb. 5). That is as long as the weather allows.

“Preparation has been at the highest level we can expect,” said FIS  women’s race director Atle Skaardal. “Unfortunately the weather. … “

It has snowed more or less steadily for 24 hours with 25cm (about 10 inches) coating the top of the course. That’s not the worst case scenario, but the snow was turning to rain as the coaches gathered for the pre-race meeting Monday evening. “The snow should taper to rain into the evening and then be dry,” Skaardal said. “It should be quite warm by afternoon.” The race is scheduled to begin at 11am.

In an effort to keep people off the course ahead of the skier the organizers did away with any media or television inspections and will have all start area officials and/or coaches download on the gondola rather than ski down. “It makes a huge difference,” Skaardal said. The course will be closed after racers inspection in the morning and the sides of the course will be machined clear of snow.

“We have a good chance for a race tomorrow,” Skaardal said.

Gepa photo

Schladming (AUT)
FIS World Ski Championships
Ladies’ Super G
START LIST

Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Skis
 1  55970 SCHMIDHOFER Nicole  1989  AUT  Atomic
 2  505632 LINDELL-VIKARBY Jessica  1984  SWE  Rossignol
 3  196460 MARCHAND-ARVIER Marie  1985  FRA  Rossignol
 4  565360 STUHEC Ilka  1990  SLO  Rossignol
 5  106825 PREFONTAINE Marie-Pier  1988  CAN  Rossignol
 6  425880 SEJERSTED Lotte Smiseth  1991  NOR  Atomic
 7  538573 ROSS Laurenne  1988  USA  Atomic
 8  515747 GISIN Dominique  1985  SUI  Dynastar
 9  297910 CURTONI Elena  1991  ITA  Atomic
 10  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth  1981  AUT  Head
 11  55750 FISCHBACHER Andrea  1985  AUT  Voelkl
 12  355050 WEIRATHER Tina  1989  LIE  Atomic
 13  516138 GUT Lara  1991  SUI  Rossignol
 14  538305 SMITH Leanne  1987  USA  Rossignol
 15  515573 AUFDENBLATTEN Fraenzi  1981  SUI  Stoeckli
 16  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria  1989  GER  Nordica
 17  515766 SUTER Fabienne  1985  SUI  Stoeckli
 18  565243 MAZE Tina  1983  SLO  Stoeckli
 19  537544 VONN Lindsey  1984  USA  Head
 20  206001 HOEFL-RIESCH Maria  1984  GER  Head
 21  55947 FENNINGER Anna  1989  AUT  Head
 22  537545 MANCUSO Julia  1984  USA  Head
 23  425929 MOWINCKEL Ragnhild  1992  NOR  Rossignol
 24  196928 WORLEY Tessa  1989  FRA  Rossignol
 25  195983 ROLLAND Marion  1982  FRA  Rossignol
 26  495318 RUIZ CASTILLO Carolina  1981  SPA  Salomon
 27  296008 MERIGHETTI Daniela  1981  ITA  Salomon
 28  55766 STERZ Regina  1985  AUT  Voelkl
 29  206367 HRONEK Veronique  1991  GER  Fischer
 30  206355 DUERR Lena  1991  GER  Fischer
 31  296729 FANCHINI Nadia  1986  ITA  Dynastar
 32  225206 ALCOTT Chemmy  1982  GBR  Atomic
 33  298323 GOGGIA Sofia  1992  ITA  Atomic
 34  106849 YURKIW Larisa  1988  CAN  Rossignol
 35  485632 BEDAREVA Maria  1992  RUS 
 36  155563 KRIZOVA Klara  1989  CZE  Voelkl
 37  506399 HECTOR Sara  1992  SWE  Atomic
 38  485665 KEDRINA Anastasia  1992  RUS 
 39  375018 COLETTI Alexandra  1983  MON  Head
 40  485631 YAKOVISHINA Elena  1992  RUS 
 41  485749 PROKOPYEVA Aleksandra  1994  RUS  Atomic
 42  45331 SMALL Greta  1995  AUS 
 43  245066 MIKLOS Edit  1988  HUN  Voelkl
 44  435245 CHRAPEK Karolina  1990  POL 
 45  435210 GASIENICA DANIEL Agnieszka  1987  POL  Rossignol
 46  35089 SIMARI BIRKNER Macarena  1984  ARG  Fischer
 47  35079 SIMARI BIRKNER Maria Belen  1982  ARG  Rossignol
 48  95050 KIRKOVA Maria  1986  BUL  Blizzard
 49  65090 VAN BUYNDER Isabel  1991  BEL 
 50  385093 TRSINSKI Sasa  1996  CRO 
 51  665009 SHKANOVA Maria  1989  BLR 
 52  435334 GASIENICA DANIEL Maryna  1994  POL 
 53  415205 HUDSON Piera  1996  NZL 
 54  705377 SAALOVA Kristina  1991  SVK 
 55  385092 KOMSIC Andrea  1996  CRO 
 56  245051 BERECZ Anna  1988  HUN 
 57  695063 MATSOTSKA Bogdana  1989  UKR 
 58  695101 TIKUN Tetyana  1994  UKR 
 59  675019 FEDOTOVA Lyudmila  1986  KAZ 

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