Stories tagged: world championships
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Shiffrin cruises to third straight slalom world title
Mikaela Shiffrin was in a world of her own on Saturday, extending her unbeaten record in slalom gold medal events.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Wagner joins Chen, Bell on U.S. figure skating team for world championships
Ashley Wagner will have an opportunity to improve upon her silver medal at the world championships.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 11:38 p.m.
Gracie Gold in position to win first U.S. women’s world title in decade
Gracie Gold uttered the words “possible world champion,” then winced a bit.
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015, 5:33 p.m.
Simone Biles earns record 10th world championship gold medal
The five medals Simone Biles spent the better part of a week so easily collecting at the world gymnastics championships will join the nine others she’s captured in a safe …
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 6:51 p.m.
Japan’s Kohei Uchimura soars to 6th world gymnastics title
Japan’s Kohei Uchimura breezed to his record sixth world gymnastics championship title Friday, putting together a series of nearly flawless routines to continue his long run of dominance.
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 7:50 p.m.
Gabby Douglas edges teammate Aly Raisman for spot world championship in all-around final
Though Raisman recovered with a solid beam routine, it wasn’t enough to overtake Gabby Douglas, leaving Raisman fifth overall but ineligible for the final as the third American finisher.
Mon., Aug. 31, 2015
Bolt shows he’s ready for Rio Olympics
BEIJING – Hard as this is to believe, there were questions about Usain Bolt when the world championships first started. Was he healthy enough? Was he fit enough? Was he …
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
Early celebrations, different results
BEIJING – They both lifted their arms to celebrate before the finish line. For Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100 meters, this was no big deal. There was so much daylight …
Fri., April 17, 2015
U.S. first: World track championships coming to Eugene in 2021
BEIJING – After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field’s marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the …
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
Americans Shani Davis, Heather Richardson win world speedskating titles
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands – American Shani Davis won his first major speedskating title in four years on Saturday, edging Pavel Kulizhnikov of Russia by 0.04 seconds to win the 1,000 meters …
Sat., Feb. 14, 2015
Third time still charm
A remarkable final run slid Ted Ligety right into the record books. The American stormed back from a first-run deficit Friday in Beaver Creek, Colorado, to become the only man …
Mon., Feb. 9, 2015
Hirscher avoids rut
Well behind after the downhill, Marcel Hirscher of Austria doubted he had much of a chance. He couldn’t have been more mistaken. Hirscher made up a staggering 3.16 seconds in …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
Declaring his back healed, Bode Miller eager to race in world championships
Bode Miller says his surgically repaired back is healthy again and he’s ready to race at the world championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The six-time Olympic medalist hopes to compete …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
U.S. star Lindsey Vonn favored on new, challenging world championship course
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – Lindsey Vonn is treating the world championships in her hometown almost like her Olympics. You know, the ones she missed last February because of a knee …
Mon., Feb. 18, 2013
U.S. steals show at world championships
SCHLADMING, Austria – Julia Mancuso got the ball rolling with an almost forgotten bronze medal on the same day Lindsey Vonn had a season-ending crash. Ted Ligety followed with three …
Mon., Feb. 18, 2013
Hirscher wins slalom gold medal on last day
SCHLADMING, Austria – Overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher won the men’s slalom title on the last day of the skiing world championships for his first individual gold at a …
Tue., Feb. 5, 2013
‘The Herm’ meets ‘Term’
The Terminator joined the “Herminator” at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria. Austria-born Arnold Schwarzenegger and skiing great Hermann Maier (pictured) shared the stage Monday during a rain-drenched …
Sat., April 23, 2011
Americans hope to end gold medal drought in dance
The American women have more titles than a royal family. The men once held the world figure skating title for 12 straight years. Even the pairs have a couple of …
Mon., March 14, 2011
Skating officials now considering canceling worlds
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Germany announced Sunday it will not send a team to next week’s world figure skating championships in Tokyo, and international skating officials were weighing whether to even …
Sun., Nov. 7, 2010, 7:59 a.m.
Spokane rower wins world gold
A former Lewis and Clark High School athlete helped boost the U.S. Women’s 8 rowing team to the World Championship in New Zealand today.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2009, 12:41 p.m.
Bolt gets gold, another record in 200 at worlds
Usain Bolt startled the world again. The Jamaican sprinting great captured the 200-meter gold medal in 19.19 seconds Thursday with yet another world record.