Squaw Valley’s Keely Cashman 10th at Youth Olympic Games
HAFJELL, Norway — River Radamus of Edwards, Colo., earned the biggest victory of his young career, winning the men’s super G at the Youth Olympic Winter Games on Saturday, while Keely Cashman of Squaw Valley finished 10th in the women’s race.
Competing on the Hafjell, Olympic Slope, Radamus edged out Italy’s Pietro Canzio for the gold by 0.03 seconds. Austria’s Manuel Traninger won the bronze. Radamus, who just turned 18 on Friday, is the current U.S Junior National slalom champion.
Austria won the gold and silver in the women’s super G, with Nadine Fest and Julia Scheib going 1-2. Switzerland’s Aline Danioth took the bronze.
“The course was pretty technical today,” said Radamus, who went on to win another gold in the alpine combined on Sunday. “There were a couple of really key spots that I think I nailed. I didn’t really go in with any sort of expectations — I knew that if I executed my lines and skied the way I wanted to, I would have a chance, but this is definitely a welcome surprise.”
Cashman was the only American on Sunday and failed to finish the slalom portion.
Modeled after the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games debuted its winter event in 2012 at Innsbruck, Austria. Held every four years, the event features more than 1,100 athletes ages 15 to 18 from around the world. Alpine events include slalom, giant slalom, super G, downhill and alpine combined. The Games continue through Feb. 21.