Sporting Digest: Skiing

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The Independent Online
The former world downhill champion, Hermann Maier, has been named in Austria's team for Saturday's world championship downhill. Christoph Gruber and Werner Franz will compete for the final spot in the five-man team in tomorrow's final training session.

A jump on the world championship women's downhill course at Santa Caterina, criticised as dangerous by some skiers, will be lowered by race organisers by 30 centimetres. Germany's Isabelle Huber injured her knee after landing heavily off the jump in Monday's training. Croatian triple Olympic champion Janica Kostelic and Swedish overall World Cup winner Anja Paerson both expressed concern at the height of the jump.