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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Hannes Reichelt
Olympic super-G champion Kjetil Jansrud mastered difficult racing conditions on his favorite home slope to share a World Cup downhill win with Austrian rival Georg Streitberger on Friday.
Even if he's never finished better than fifth in a World Cup downhill, Austria's Matthias Mayer is catching everyone's attention ahead of the opening Alpine race at the Sochi Olympics.
With injured Hannes Reichelt ruled out for the Olympics, Austria's main medal hopes for men's Alpine skiing in Sochi are with Marcel Hirscher - once again.
Hannes Reichelt has been ruled out of the Olympics because of a back injury, leaving the Austrian Alpine speed team without its main medal hope in Sochi.
Hannes Reichelt became the first Austrian winner of the classic Hahnenkamm downhill in eight years on Saturday, helped by Bode Miller's "heartbreaking" mistake midway down the mountain.
Hannes Reichelt became the first Austrian winner of the classic Hahnenkamm downhill in eight years on Saturday, beating pre-race favorites Aksel Lund Svindal and Bode Miller.
Bode Miller led a training session for the classic Hahnenkamm race by a huge margin on Thursday, leaving his World Cup rivals in awe just 17 days before the Sochi Olympics downhill.
Switzerland is very happy to have Patrick Kueng in this Winter Olympics season.
Werner Heel of Italy was fastest in a relatively slow first training run on Wednesday for a World Cup downhill.
"I think I have great chances," he said. "I grew up on this hill and we'll see; another day, another possibility."
"The X-ray speaks for itself and surgery is unavoidable," Reichelt said. "Health comes in first place and I want to keep doing sports after my career. Unfortunately my Olympic dream is in shatters."