Sporting Digest: Skiing

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The Independent Online
THE president of the International Ski Federation, Marc Hodler, called for speed restrictions on women racers yesterday after the death on Saturday of Ulrike Maier, the Austrian former world champion. The federation has been threatened with legal action by Maier's fiance after her death during the Garmisch-Partenkirchen downhill. Maier was travelling at more than 60mph when she crashed into a timing post. A men's downhill will go ahead on Saturday on the Kandahar slope where Maier died.

FREESTYLE WORLD CUP Aerials meet (Quebec) Men: 1 P LaRoche (Can) 211.70pts. GB: 5 R Cobbing 191.10. Women: 1 L Cherjazova (Uzbek) 171.14. GB: 8 J Curry 145.14.

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