four titles in World
competition was tougher this year, which makes her achievement all the
more satisfying, U.S. Disabled Ski Team racer Muffy Davis said Monday from
Park City, Utah.
Davis relaxes in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympic
celebration in Salt Lake City. Express
photo by Greg Stahl
Davis, 29, called the Express on Monday with the big news that she has now
swept all four season titles on the Disabled World Cup for the 2001-02
season—slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom and the overall
Is this the
best winter of racing for the 1995 Stanford University graduate?
"Consistently, I’ve been skiing very well," said Davis, on top
of the standings after World Cups in Austria, Germany, Canada and at
Davis won three titles—slalom, giant slalom and her first overall
crystal globe on the World Cup. The 2000 world GS queen added the SG title
this winter, clinching it during World Cup races Friday at Kimberley,
year it was a very close race," said Davis, who began downhill
training Tuesday on Snowbasin’s Wildflower ski run for the 2002
Paralympics, which open Friday.
some trepidation about Friday’s Paralympics downhill. "I just want
to get through it," she said. But she feels more comfortable knowing
she’s got the World Cup title in her pocket.
Paralympics are just one race. The World Cup is the entire season,"
Muffy’s Paralympics schedule is in the Sports Section, page B3 of this
week's printed edition of the Idaho Mountain Express.