Worley’s whirl on Planai spins giant slalom gold at worlds

Worley’s whirl on Planai spins giant slalom gold at worlds

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The giant slalom Thursday at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria, featured a record 139 starters from 55 nations, including China, Uzbekistan, India, Iran, Libya, Taiwan and Armenia. Several skiers finished more than 30 seconds off the lead, which belonged to Frenchwoman Tessa Worley. She skied to gold to win in a combined time of 2 minutes, 8.06 seconds to lead the field by more than a second.
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“A dream has come true,” said Worley, who won seven races on the World Cup – all in GS. “I am very relieved. Winning in Schladming is great. This is not just a race, this is the World Championships.”
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