Hannah Kearney: a champion’s consistency

Moguls skier Hannah Kearney won Olympic gold in Vancouver two years ago. Even so, she was more nervous in her qualifying run a couple days ago at the World Cup stop in Lake Placid, N.Y., than she had been in a long, long time.

For one, Hannah said, “I’d had two absolutely worst days of training, back-to-back,” in some measure because of the weather. The first training day, it had been 40 degrees,  hardly conducive to snow. Then the temperature dropped to zero, with high winds that knocked out power and postponed training and turned the course into, in Hannah’s words, “a skating rink.”


Toby Dawson’s new Korean adventure

Give this to Toby Dawson: “I love,” he said, “jumping into things head first.”

The 2006 Torino Winter Games bronze medalist in moguls skiing for the United States, adopted long ago as a toddler by a pair of American ski instructors after being abandoned on the doorstep of a police station in Pusan, in the far south of South Korea — he’s now the Korean national freestyle ski coach.


Lindsey Vonn: 47 and counting

After she had won the super-G Sunday at one of her favorite spots, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, and made history yet again, Lindsey Vonn shared a little bit of herself.

Last week, at the World Cup stop in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, Lindsey was suffering from a stomach illness. She came in 18th in the super-G — the first time in 19 starts she missed a World Cup super-G podium. It was her worst finish in super-G in five years.