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Shiffrin sore but relieved after avoiding more serious injury in downhill crash

Italy Alpine Skiing World Cup
Posted at 8:10 AM, Jan 26, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-26 14:10:53-05

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin has crashed into the safety nets after landing a jump during a World Cup downhill in Italy. She injured her left leg. The American skier with a record 95 World Cup wins was helped off the course with her left boot raised off the snow. Shiffrin's team says "initial analysis shows the ACL and PCL seem intact." Federica Brignone, Corinne Suter and Michelle Gisin also crashed or were injured.

Stephanie Venier has held her nerve to win a World Cup downhill after Mikaela Shiffrin and other skiers crashed on the course marked for the Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics in two years. Venier finished 0.39 seconds ahead of Lara Gut-Behrami and 0.71 ahead of three skiers who tied for third. Valerie Grenier, Christina Ager and home favorite Sofia Goggia all had the same time. It was Venier’s second career World Cup win.

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