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downhill

1. the downward slope of a hill; descent
2. a competitive event in which skiers are timed in a downhill run
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Also from the Caribbean are married Dominica cross-country skiers Gary and Angelica di Silvestri, and Dow Travers, a downhill skier even though his Grand Cayman homeland only 60ft above sea level.
The 14-time Major winner's girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, an Olympic gold medal-winning downhill skier, was due to defend her 2010 title at this year's event but pulled out last month with a knee injury.
I was a downhill skier once: a diehard, a high school racer back in the 1980s, a kid in love with the magic of swooping and gliding down a mountain.
Dougie, of Bearsden, near Glasgow, who is Britain's No.1 downhill skier, said: "I was commentating when she took her fall.
Veteran Olympic, World Cup and world champion downhill skier Bernhard Russi, who was born in Andermatt and is an avid advocate of its pistes, explained: "The ski slopes of Andermatt are where I first learned to ski and where I perfected my downhill technique.
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Another great conditioning exercise is the skier jump, which mimics the side-to-side motion of a downhill skier negotiating a slope with many moguls.
The organisers absorbed flak for several mishaps in the opening days of the games, including the downhill race on February 15, when television viewers saw with utter bewilderment how flagpoles were knocked off during the race and were not propped up in time for the next contender, blunders which at such speeds could have easily caused serious injury or even death to a downhill skier.
Men wanted Britain's top woman downhill skier Chemmy Alcott - or Cheryl Cole.
The Telegraph's verdict was just as damning with the newspaper telling readers that England had lost to "a rag-tag assortment of Dutch cricketers made up of downhill skier, a debt collector and a 37-year-old advertising executive.
His energy was endless; he was a marathon-runner, a fly-fisherman, a downhill skier and world-traveler.
But since each piece is custom made, "the sky's the limit" in terms of creative concepts, Mrotek says; for one client, they've even designed a door panel featuring a downhill skier.