Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ofterschwang Ladies Giant Slalom

Todays event in the Bavarian resort of Ofterschwang, was as much fun to shoot as it was for the spectators watching, the women's races are much more relaxed affairs compared to the men's. Yet again I was the first photographer on the hill, and bagged the best position!!I even mangaged to ski the course without going on my butt!! I had to shoot from a laying down position to get the best angle, and after 65 runners I was a little bit cold in the privates area!!! hopefully you guys will like the pictures! which means it was all worthwhile. The race was eventually won by Denise Karbon, who's smile just lit up the resort when she crossed the line, the Austrian pair of Nicole Hosp, and Elizabeth Goergl finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Lindsey Vonn was the highest placed US competitor with a battling 6th position. Britains Chemmy Alcott failed to qualify for the second run, coming in 31st position after the first run. Tomorrow it is the turn of the slalom specialists, so watch out for more news and photos! Mitch

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