The Latest: Schwarz wins combined for Austria's 3rd gold
Austria's Marco Schwarz waves after crossing the finish line during the slalom portion of the men's combined race, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. All rights reservedCORTINA D'AMPEZZO – CORTINA D'The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):___3:50 p.m.Marco Schwarz won the men’s combined to give Austria its third gold medal at the skiing world championships. He was four-tenths off the lead in fifth after the super-G portion before posting the fastest time in the slalom leg. Brignone beat Elena Curtoni by 0.01 as Italy went 1-2 in the super-G portion with Shiffrin looming in third. Two-time combined world champion Wendy Holdener of Switzerland finished 0.97 behind.
Pinturault beats unheralded McGrath to win GS in Alta Badia
ALTA BADIA – Alexis Pinturault held off a challenge from unheralded Norwegian skier Atle Lie McGrath to win the classic men’s World Cup giant slalom on the Gran Risa course Sunday. He is the son of Felix McGrath, a World Cup skier for the US ski team in the 1980s and 90s. Pinturault gathered 15 of his 31 career World Cup wins in GS, but Sunday's result marked his first podium in the discipline this season. Among active skiers, only American Ted Ligety has more GS wins with 24. The men's World Cup remains in Italy for slaloms in Alta Badia on Monday and Madonna di Campiglio on Tuesday.