facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Austrian men excel at downhill practice

March 12, 2013 at 11:08 PM   |   Comments

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 12 (UPI) -- Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Hannes Reichelt of Austria turned in the fastest times in Tuesday's downhill training sessions for the World Cup Finals.

Hoefl-Riesch is in second place in the women's overall point standings behind Tina Maze of Slovenia and turned in a time of 1 minute, 34.20 seconds for her run down the bumpy, winding course at Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

Hoefl-Riesch said afterward the field of 25 would have their work cut out for them in Wednesday's race. "I obviously didn't ski too bad as I was the fastest," she said. "But it's a really difficult slope and no one feels really good on it. If visibility isn't good tomorrow we are surely in for a really difficult race."

Maze was clocked with the fourth-fastest time at 1:34.51. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was second, 0.18 seconds behind Hoefl-Riesch and American Julia Mancuso finished with the eighth-fastest run.

Austria took the top three spots in the men's practice run. Reichelt led the way with a 1:30.74 followed by teammates Matthias Mayer and Max Franz. Travis Ganong of the United States had the seventh-best time with a 1:32.27.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Ohio State strength coach body slams fan who runs on field Ohio State strength coach body slams fan who runs on field
2
Kansas Jayhawks fire coach Charlie Weis after loss to Texas Kansas Jayhawks fire coach Charlie Weis after loss to Texas
3
Zimmer 'hopeful' Bridgewater will play vs. Packers
4
Arizona Cardinals player formally charged Arizona Cardinals player formally charged
5
Phil Mickelson disses Tom Watson after Ryder Cup loss Phil Mickelson disses Tom Watson after Ryder Cup loss
Trending News
x
Feedback