Carlo Janka of Switzerland, the 23-year-old skiing phenom who's had a frustrating time in Vancouver as of yet, put the past behind him as he easily won gold today in the men's giant slalom, his first. Janka was barely in the lead after the first run, with Austrian Romed Baumann coming in just .02 seconds behind Janka. However, Janka only increased his lead with his second run, coming in .38 seconds ahead of the second place winner, Norway's Kjetil Jansrud.Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal...Read Full Story
Carlo Janka (born October 15, 1986) is an athlete from Switzerland. Carlo Janka is competing for medals in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Olympic Alpine Skiing. Find more Carlo Janka news, pictures, and information here.Event Schedule:February 13 11:45 AM Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill (Medal Event) February 14 12:45 PM Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Super Combined Downhill February 14 1:45 PM Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Super Combined Slalom (Medal Event) February 16 2:45 PM Alpine Skiing - Men's...Read Full Story
For a country obsessed with skiing, Switzerland has gone far too long without a gold in men's Alpine racing at the Winter Olympics. Carlo Janka wants to change that.The Swiss racer is pegged by many as the man to beat this year at the 2010 Winter Games. Or, if not the man the beat, at least the man carrying many of the hopes and dreams of Switzerland.Janko, 23, could easily medal in four events: downhill, super-G, giant slalom, and super-combined. Adding to the hype around Janko? He just...Read Full Story
Carlo Janka (born October 15, 1986) is an athlete from Switzerland who competes in alpine skiing. Find more Carlo Janka news, pictures, and information here.