Stories tagged: world championships
UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 7:42 p.m.
Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in a shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 on Sunday night for its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women’s world …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 4:07 p.m.
Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
A bout with a kidney stone did little to slow down Simone Biles. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion easily posted the top score during the early portions of qualifying at …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of nine coaches chosen to assist Gregg Popovich at the U.S. national team’s minicamp in Las Vegas later this month.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:15 p.m.
Nathan Chen completed six quadruples and bettered his Olympic free skate score to win the world figure skating title on Saturday.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: “Jamming” by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar, too: The black, green and gold …
Sat., July 29, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Caeleb Dressel knows the comparisons are coming. After pulling off an unprecedented Triple Crown at swimming’s world championships, it’s time to take on the legacy of Michael Phelps.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
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.
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 uttered the words “possible world champion,” then winced a bit.
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015, 5:33 p.m.
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
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 …
Mon., Feb. 18, 2013
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 …
Mon., Feb. 18, 2013
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 …
Tue., Feb. 5, 2013
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
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
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.
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.
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.