Alana Nichols

More U.S. Paralympians crash in Alpine skiing

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Two more U.S. Paralympic Alpine skiers crashed and were flown to a hospital Monday, two days after Tyler Walker suffered a tumbling fall of his own at Rosa Khutor.

Alana Nichols and Stephani Victor crashed within a half-hour of each other in the sitting super-G on the third day of the Paralympics, according to Inside the Games.

Nichols, 30, is the first U.S. woman to win Paralympic Summer and Winter gold medals. She was on the Paralympic champion women’s wheelchair basketball team in 2008 and then won four Alpine skiing medals, include two golds, at the 2010 Paralympics.

Nichols won silver in the Sochi sitting downhill Saturday.

Victor, 44, won three medals at the 2010 Paralympics.

Sochi Paralympic broadcast schedule

Watch NBC Sports’ Alpine skiing World Cup preview video

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NBC Sports will air coverage of 87 Alpine skiing races at 22 resorts across the globe this fall and winter, from October through March, in the final full season before the 2018 Olympics.

Highlights include fall and winter stops in the U.S. with races in Killington, Vt.; Beaver Creek, Colo.; Squaw Valley, Calif.; and the World Cup Finals in Aspen, Colo., in March.

Lindsey Vonn‘s highlighted World Cup stop will be downhill and super-G races in Lake Louise, Canada, the first weekend of December.

The world championships in February will be in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin will look to defend titles.


Skier goes airborne in World Cup opener (video)

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Canadian skier Phil Brown was fortunate to walk away from an airborne crash at the World Cup season opener in Soelden, Austria, on Sunday.

Brown failed to finish his first run, losing contact with the snow early on and falling hard onto his side.

He tweeted a video of the crash, with slow-motion replays, with a soundtrack of Irish singer Enya‘s “Only Time.”

The World Cup season continues with men’s and women’s slaloms in Levi, Finland, in three weeks.

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