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For the week of March 14 through 20, 2001

Crystal globe for Muffy!

2001 disabled skiing queen

Twelve years after breaking her back in a ski accident on Baldy, Sun Valley’s Muffy Davis is now the best disabled mono-skier in the world.

Davis, an extremely determined 28-year-old in her fourth season on the national disabled alpine team, has won the coveted crystal globe for taking the overall World Cup disabled title in women’s mono-skiing for the 2000-01 season.

She received the globe Monday night at the conclusion of the World Cup finals at Kimberley, B.C., Canada. Not only did she carry away the biggest prize, she won smaller globes for earning season titles in giant slalom and slalom.

"It’s pretty amazing," said an exuberant Davis Tuesday, on the phone from Canada. "In my training and conditioning, I was committed to winning the overall World Cup.

"Ironically I’m a speed skier turning into a technical skier!"

Muffy won Saturday’s World Cup finals downhill by nearly four seconds then placed second in GS and SL to nail down the title—a goal of hers since returning to international racing after her 1995 graduation from Stanford University.

Coach Ewald Zirbisegger said, "Muffy had another strong showing. She’s been very consistent, and that’s why she’s a World Cup champion."

Her previous-best overall finish on the tour was second in 1999, the year she won the World Cup SG title, then Muffy won the world championship GS in Switzerland in 2000.

Now a Park City resident, Muffy will return home this week for a rest and then travel to Big Sky, Mt. for the Chevy Truck U.S. Disabled Nationals starting Monday March 19.

Then she’ll bring her treasured crystal globe to Sun Valley for the Bill Janss Memorial Pro-Am Classic March 29-31.



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