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Andrew Weibrecht on the podium Sunday in Sochi. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia
Andrew Weibrecht on the podium Sunday in Sochi. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Weibrecht's silver upset sparks celebrations

Andrew Weibrecht from Lake Placid is the latest American star for these Olympic Games in Sochi.

Following his silver medal win yesterday in the Alpine Super-G race, Weibrecht is making the rounds of the morning TV shows today, with appearances on Good Morning America and the Today Show.

It's a shocking, and wonderful, outcome for a skier who struggled over the last four years. His win also sparked celebrations in Sochi and Lake Placid.  Go to full article
Andrew Weibrecht from Lake Placid, NY scores a silver medal at the Sochi Olympics Mens Alpine Super-G race 2/16/14. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia
Andrew Weibrecht from Lake Placid, NY scores a silver medal at the Sochi Olympics Mens Alpine Super-G race 2/16/14. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Lake Placid's Andrew Weibrecht captures silver in Sochi

In a break-out race that matches the great come-back performances in Olympic history, Lake Placid's Andrew Weibrecht snatched a silver medal in men's Super-G.

The last time Weibrecht reached a podium was in the last Winter Olympics four years ago in Vancouver. He was asked about his remarkable winter success after finishing competition early this morning.

"It's unbelievable. I knew I skied well and knew I had a good run. You gotta be kidding me," Weibrecht said. "There's so much energy here and my skiing's been really improving the last little bit."  Go to full article
Andrew Weibrecht's crash in Sochi was captured on the big screen.  Photo:  Nancie Battaglia
Andrew Weibrecht's crash in Sochi was captured on the big screen. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Sochi: Lake Placid's Weibrecht stumbles in first alpine race

After skipping the first Olympic downhill racing event, Lake Placid bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht competed in the Super Combined race this morning eastern time.

Weibrecht, who is 28, finished in 20th after the downhill portion of the race. But when he returned for the slalom he crashed.  Go to full article
Andrew Weibrecht skis to a bronze medal in Vancouver in 2010.  (photo:  Wikipedia commons, photographer Kevin Pedraja)
Andrew Weibrecht skis to a bronze medal in Vancouver in 2010. (photo: Wikipedia commons, photographer Kevin Pedraja)

Bronze in hand, Weibrecht aims for Sochi

We've begun our countdown to the winter games in Sochi Russia, which open in February.

Once again, the North Country hopes to send some of America's top athletes to the games.

Skiers and sledders and jumpers from our region are already competing around the world trying to secure a spot on Team USA.

This morning, we profile Andrew Weibrecht from Lake Placid. He scored a bronze medal four years ago at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in the Super G downhill ski race.

But as Brian Mann reports, Weibrecht has struggled in recent years with injuries and illness.  Go to full article
Bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht, known as "War Horse" (Illustration:  Marquil)
Bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht, known as "War Horse" (Illustration: Marquil)

Weibrecht heading home, parade planned today

Lake Placid plans a first Olympic celebration this afternoon at 4, starting near the Olympic Arena, to celebrate alpine skier Andrew Weibrecht's bronze medal in Super-G. There will be more celebrations once all the region's Olympic athletes come home from Vancouver, with Saranac Lake planning a parade on March 13th. The two Adirondack communities combined to produce ten percent of the total U.S. medals so far in Vancouver. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht, 23, from Lake Placid
Bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht, 23, from Lake Placid

Olympics: Weibrecht Bronze; Burke 18th; Demong has another shot

The Olympic buzz in Lake Placid over the weekend was all about native son Andrew Weibrecht. On Friday afternoon, the 23-year-old downhill skier claimed the bronze medal in the Super-G competition in Vancouver. He was edged by a fraction of a second by fellow American Bode Miller, who won silver. Peter Crowley with the Adirondack Daily Enterprise is in Vancouver. He spoke with Brian Mann last night about Weibrecht's win.  Go to full article

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