Alpine World Ski Championships 2017 odds
Held every two years, the Alpine World Ski Championships head to St. Moritz, Switzerland, Feb. 6 to 19. Men’s and women’s super-G, downhill, slalom and combined (downhill and slalom) medals will be contested on Corviglia Mountain. The men’s downhill run starts out at a 45-degree angle, pushing skiers to a speed of 87 miles per hour in just six seconds.
FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis commented after the meeting, “St. Moritz 2017 is working hard to maximise the legacy of the Championships for the benefit of the community and the Canton. It is very positive to collaborate with the Organising Committee who is going about the detailed planning and preparations with great competence and enthusiasm."
A total of 600 athletes from more than 70 countries will compete for medals and the title of World Champion in the six disciplines Downhill, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Slalom, Super Combination and in the Team Event. Please find below the provisional race programme to get an idea of the scheduled competitions.
World Champion and Olympian winner in the giant slalom - and overall winner of the season 2009/10 - Carlo Janka is still a big one in the sking circuit, despite recurring pain in his back, and is currently preparing intensely for the upcoming World Ski Championship in St. Moritz.
On the women’s side, Lindsey Vonn, who suffered a compound fracture of the right arm in training on November 10 in Copper Mountain (Colorado), is back on track. "I'm back on skis, I'm so happy, said the American on his Twitter account. I'll see day to day how I feel, I have not yet final program in mind for my next race. " The 2010 Olympic downhill champion (32 years) had previously stated that it hoped to make his return to World Cup at the end of January.
McKennis 27, is a member of the U.S. ski team and she is no stranger to success, having competed in both the 2013 and 2015 World Championships as well as the 2010 Winter Olympics, her rookie season on the World Cup. Her best season came in 2013 when she finished 10th overall in the downhill. The women’s downhill skiers will get 2017 going next week with downhill and Alpine combined races in Austria Jan. 14 and 15. It’s the start of three consecutive weekends of speed events, leading to February’s World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
“I wasn’t totally satisfied with how the start of the season has gone, but I’m skiing really well technically,” McKennis said. “It’s just sort of putting the pieces together on the flats and linking it all together to start getting in the top 10 a little more.”
The Germans are ready for the competition too. Shiffrin made her first break in a slalom in the first race since 29 December 2012. The Olympic champion and world champion had won the last seven races in the World Cup in her special discipline and the past twelve, where she was at the start.
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