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In Pictures: Turning white to gold
A look at the men and women who have been dominating their winter sport in 2013.
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2013 12:36


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With the Winter Olympics only a year away there has been a flurry of ice-based world championships in 2013. Skiing, skeleton, bobsleigh, biathlon - to name a few. But who are the men and women to watch when the fun and games arrive in Sochi, Russia in February 2014?
ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS
The woman on the sled to beat in Russia is Britain's Shelley Rudman. She is the reigning skeleton world champion and won silver at the 2006 Winter Games. For those not acquainted with the sport, it involves flying head first down an icy tunnel at speeds up to 135 kph
Arno Balzarini/AP
In the men's skeleton, it was Russia's Alexander Tretiakov who claimed the 2013 World Championship title in St. Moritz. It was his first world title, which he could add to Olympic bronze from the 2010 Winter Games 
FILIP SINGER/EPA
The biathlon witnessed something quite remarkable in 2013 - Norwegian Tora Berger became the first biathlete to win six medals out of a possible six. They included four goals and two silver, as you can see from the pic! But can she make it a clean sweep at the 2014 Olympics, where she will be 32
MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images
Emil Hegle Svendsen upset world number one Martin Fourcade not just once, but four times at the Biathlon World Championships. Norway dominated the competition and many will be in contention for gold in Sochi, including Tarjei Boe and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen
JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images
France's Tessa Worley is congratulated by fans on her homecoming after winning gold in the women's giant slalom at the 2013 Ski World Championships. She defeated Slovenian Tina Maze in the race - who is currently the overall World Cup leader.
VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
American Ted Ligerty raced in the history books when he became the first male skier in 45 years to win triple gold at the 2013 World Championships. After joining an elite group of skiers, he will be feared at the 2014 Winter Games. His golds also helped the US team regain their place at the top of the medals table
ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS
And finally let's not forget bobsleighing because it is a real sport, and not just the star of the movie 'Cool Runnings'. In the two-person women's event, it was Canada's Kaillie Humphries (front) and Chelsea Valois who turned white to gold at 2013 World Championships at St. Moritz. The Canadians finished ahead of the Americans and Germans 
ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS
But Germany's men would not be beaten in the two-men bobsleigh competition. They finished in first and third place with Switzerland sandwiched between them. Here Germany's Francesco Friedrich (2nd L) and Jannis Baecker (L) celebrate their victory
ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
And the winter sport still rumbles on with cross-country skiing and ski jump action taking place at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Val Di Fiemme Cross Country stadium in Cavalese, northern Italy. That's n-ice to hear!
ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
Triple Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen has been on form at the FIS Nordic Championships. The Norwegian has won two golds and one silver in the cross country skiing - which were her 9th and 10th gold medals at world championships  
YVES HERMAN/REUTERS
In the combined ski jumping and skiing event, three-time defending overall world champion Jason Lamy Chappuis came from 1 min 13 seconds back to win by just 0.2 seconds. It was his second gold of the tournament and with that kind of steely resolve, Lamy Chappuis will definitely be one to watch in Sochi 
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With the Winter Olympics only a year away there has been a flurry of ice-based world championships in 2013. Skiing, skeleton, bobsleigh, biathlon - to name a few. But who are the men and women to watch when the fun and games arrive in Sochi, Russia in February 2014?;*;The woman on the sled to beat in Russia is Britain(***)s Shelley Rudman. She is the reigning skeleton world champion and won silver at the 2006 Winter Games. For those not acquainted with the sport, it involves flying head first down an icy tunnel at speeds up to 135 kph;*;In the men(***)s skeleton, it was Russia(***)s Alexander Tretiakov who claimed the 2013 World Championship title in St. Moritz. It was his first world title, which he could add to Olympic bronze from the 2010 Winter Games ;*;The biathlon witnessed something quite remarkable in 2013 - Norwegian Tora Berger became the first biathlete to win six medals out of a possible six. They included four goals and two silver, as you can see from the pic! But can she make it a clean sweep at the 2014 Olympics, where she will be 32;*;Emil Hegle Svendsen upset world number one Martin Fourcade not just once, but four times at the Biathlon World Championships. Norway dominated the competition and many will be in contention for gold in Sochi, including Tarjei Boe and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen;*;France(***)s Tessa Worley is congratulated by fans on her homecoming after winning gold in the women(***)s giant slalom at the 2013 Ski World Championships. She defeated Slovenian Tina Maze in the race - who is currently the overall World Cup leader.;*;American Ted Ligerty raced in the history books when he became the first male skier in 45 years to win triple gold at the 2013 World Championships. After joining an elite group of skiers, he will be feared at the 2014 Winter Games. His golds also helped the US team regain their place at the top of the medals table;*;And finally let(***)s not forget bobsleighing because it is a real sport, and not just the star of the movie (***)Cool Runnings(***). In the two-person women(***)s event, it was Canada(***)s Kaillie Humphries (front) and Chelsea Valois who turned white to gold at 2013 World Championships at St. Moritz. The Canadians finished ahead of the Americans and Germans ;*;But Germany(***)s men would not be beaten in the two-men bobsleigh competition. They finished in first and third place with Switzerland sandwiched between them. Here Germany(***)s Francesco Friedrich (2nd L) and Jannis Baecker (L) celebrate their victory;*;And the winter sport still rumbles on with cross-country skiing and ski jump action taking place at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Val Di Fiemme Cross Country stadium in Cavalese, northern Italy. That(***)s n-ice to hear!;*;Triple Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen has been on form at the FIS Nordic Championships. The Norwegian has won two golds and one silver in the cross country skiing - which were her 9th and 10th gold medals at world championships  ;*;In the combined ski jumping and skiing event, three-time defending overall world champion Jason Lamy Chappuis came from 1 min 13 seconds back to win by just 0.2 seconds. It was his second gold of the tournament and with that kind of steely resolve, Lamy Chappuis will definitely be one to watch in Sochi Daylife ID:
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In Pictures: Turning white to goldhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customersA look at the men and women who have been dominating their winter sport in 2013.en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:30:15 GMTWed, 27 Feb 2013 12:25:57 GMTWomen's Giant Slalom - Alpine FIS Ski World Championshipshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=08iD1F8g6M6oA
With the Winter Olympics only a year away there has been a flurry of world championships in 2013. Skiing, skeleton, bobsleigh, biathlon - to name a few. But who are the men and women to watch when the fun and games arrive in Sochi, Russia in February 2014?
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:53:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=08iD1F8g6M6oAAlain Grosclaude/Agence ZoomGetty ImagesGetty Images
With the Winter Olympics only a year away there has been a flurry of world championships in 2013. Skiing, skeleton, bobsleigh, biathlon - to name a few. But who are the men and women to watch when the fun and games arrive in Sochi, Russia in February 2014?
Women's Giant Slalom - Alpine FIS Ski World Championships
Britain's Rudman speeds down during the first run of the women's skeleton competition at the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2013 in St. Moritzhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=0b06f6XduD0TV
The woman on the sled to beat in Russia is Britain's Shelley Rudman. She is the reigning skeleton world champion and won silver at the 2006 Winter Games. For those not acquainted with the sport, it involves flying head first down an icy tunnel at speeds up to 135 kph
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=0b06f6XduD0TVARND WIEGMANNREUTERSReuters Pictures
The woman on the sled to beat in Russia is Britain's Shelley Rudman. She is the reigning skeleton world champion and won silver at the 2006 Winter Games. For those not acquainted with the sport, it involves flying head first down an icy tunnel at speeds up to 135 kph
Britain's Rudman speeds down during the first run of the women's skeleton competition at the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2013 in St. Moritz
No title givenhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=029ecC51Ol9am

In the men's skeleton, it was Russia's Alexander Tretiakov who claimed the 2013 World Championship title in St. Moritz. It was his first world title, which he could add to Olympic bronze from the 2010 Winter Games 

Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=029ecC51Ol9amArno BalzariniAPAP Photo

In the men's skeleton, it was Russia's Alexander Tretiakov who claimed the 2013 World Championship title in St. Moritz. It was his first world title, which he could add to Olympic bronze from the 2010 Winter Games 

No title given
Biathlon World Championshipshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=02YZaEt6NMc6U
The biathlon witnessed something quite remarkable in 2013 - Norwegian Tora Berger became the first biathlete to win six medals out of a possible six. They included four goals and two silver, as you can see from the pic! But can she make it a clean sweep at the 2014 Olympics, where she will be 32
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=02YZaEt6NMc6UFILIP SINGEREPAEPA Images
The biathlon witnessed something quite remarkable in 2013 - Norwegian Tora Berger became the first biathlete to win six medals out of a possible six. They included four goals and two silver, as you can see from the pic! But can she make it a clean sweep at the 2014 Olympics, where she will be 32
Biathlon World Championships
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Emil Hegle Svendsen upset world number one Martin Fourcade not just once, but four times at the Biathlon World Championships. Norway dominated the competition and many will be in contention for gold in Sochi, including Tarjei Boe and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:46:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=096t0ea8kd2E2MICHAL CIZEKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images
Emil Hegle Svendsen upset world number one Martin Fourcade not just once, but four times at the Biathlon World Championships. Norway dominated the competition and many will be in contention for gold in Sochi, including Tarjei Boe and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen
BIATHLON-WC2013-MEN-4X7,5KM
SKI-WC2013-WOMEN-GIANT-SLALOM-WORLEYhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=0clV6J495PgbC

France's Tessa Worley is congratulated by fans on her homecoming after winning gold in the women's giant slalom at the 2013 Ski World Championships. She defeated Slovenian Tina Maze in the race - who is currently the overall World Cup leader.

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=0clV6J495PgbCJEAN-PIERRE CLATOTAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

France's Tessa Worley is congratulated by fans on her homecoming after winning gold in the women's giant slalom at the 2013 Ski World Championships. She defeated Slovenian Tina Maze in the race - who is currently the overall World Cup leader.

SKI-WC2013-WOMEN-GIANT-SLALOM-WORLEY
US Ted Ligerty celebrates on the podiumhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=07h77Svg95fCL

American Ted Ligerty raced in the history books when he became the first male skier in 45 years to win triple gold at the 2013 World Championships. After joining an elite group of skiers, he will be feared at the 2014 Winter Games. His fourth gold also saw the US team regain their place at the top of the medals table

Sun, 19 Dec 2010 14:43:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=07h77Svg95fCLVINCENZO PINTOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

American Ted Ligerty raced in the history books when he became the first male skier in 45 years to win triple gold at the 2013 World Championships. After joining an elite group of skiers, he will be feared at the 2014 Winter Games. His fourth gold also saw the US team regain their place at the top of the medals table

US Ted Ligerty celebrates on the podium
Canada's pilot Humphries and brakewoman Valois react after winning the 2-men competition at the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2013 in St. Moritzhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=01E79bJ9nkg9T

And finally let's not forget bobsleighing because it is a real sport, and not just the star of the movie 'Cool Runnings'. In the two-person women's event, it was Canada's pilot Kaillie Humphries (front) and brakewoman Chelsea Valois who turned white to gold at the 2013 World Championships at St. Moritz. The Canadians finished ahead of the Americans and Germans 

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:25:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=01E79bJ9nkg9TARND WIEGMANNREUTERSReuters Pictures

And finally let's not forget bobsleighing because it is a real sport, and not just the star of the movie 'Cool Runnings'. In the two-person women's event, it was Canada's pilot Kaillie Humphries (front) and brakewoman Chelsea Valois who turned white to gold at the 2013 World Championships at St. Moritz. The Canadians finished ahead of the Americans and Germans 

Canada's pilot Humphries and brakewoman Valois react after winning the 2-men competition at the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2013 in St. Moritz
Switzerland's team pilot Hefti and brakeman Lamparter stand beside as Germany's pilot Friedrich and brakeman Baecker celebrate after winning the 2-men competition at the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2013, in St. Moritzhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=07UM2MZbyq09N

But Germany's men would not be beaten in the two-men bobsleigh competition. They finished in first and third place with Switzerland sandwiched between them. Here Germany's pilot Francesco Friedrich (2nd L) and brakeman Jannis Baecker (L) celebrate their victory. Team Friedrich and Baecker won the competition ahead of team Hefti and Lamparter

Sun, 27 Jan 2013 12:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=07UM2MZbyq09NARND WIEGMANNREUTERSReuters Pictures

But Germany's men would not be beaten in the two-men bobsleigh competition. They finished in first and third place with Switzerland sandwiched between them. Here Germany's pilot Francesco Friedrich (2nd L) and brakeman Jannis Baecker (L) celebrate their victory. Team Friedrich and Baecker won the competition ahead of team Hefti and Lamparter

Switzerland's team pilot Hefti and brakeman Lamparter stand beside as Germany's pilot Friedrich and brakeman Baecker celebrate after winning the 2-men competition at the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2013, in St. Moritz
SKI-WCH-NORDIC-ITAhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=0cF83b79k33ZV

And the winter sport still rumbles on with cross-country skiing and ski jump action taking place at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Val Di Fiemme Cross Country stadium in Cavalese, northern Italy. That's n-ice to hear!

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:06:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=0cF83b79k33ZVANDREAS SOLAROAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

And the winter sport still rumbles on with cross-country skiing and ski jump action taking place at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Val Di Fiemme Cross Country stadium in Cavalese, northern Italy. That's n-ice to hear!

SKI-WCH-NORDIC-ITA
SKI-NORDIC-WC2013-ITAhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=04EK9UvdnH9wV

Triple Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen has been on form at the FIS Nodic Championships. The Norwegian has won two golds and one silver in the cross country skiing - which were her 9th and 10th gold medals at world championships  

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:12:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=04EK9UvdnH9wVANDREAS SOLAROAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Triple Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen has been on form at the FIS Nodic Championships. The Norwegian has won two golds and one silver in the cross country skiing - which were her 9th and 10th gold medals at world championships  

SKI-NORDIC-WC2013-ITA
France's Chappuis jumps in the Nordic Combined Team Gundersen competition at the Nordic Ski World Championships in the northern mountain resort of Predazzo in Val di Fiemmehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=0931e3i0Nrfgk

In the combined ski jumping and skiing event, three-time defending overall world champion Jason Lamy Chappuis came from 1 min 13 seconds back to win by just 0.2 seconds. It was his second gold of the tournament and with that kind of steely resolve, Lamy Chappuis will definitely be one to watch in Sochi 

Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:26:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Winter%27s-cool-customers?image_id=0931e3i0NrfgkYVES HERMANREUTERSReuters Pictures

In the combined ski jumping and skiing event, three-time defending overall world champion Jason Lamy Chappuis came from 1 min 13 seconds back to win by just 0.2 seconds. It was his second gold of the tournament and with that kind of steely resolve, Lamy Chappuis will definitely be one to watch in Sochi 

France's Chappuis jumps in the Nordic Combined Team Gundersen competition at the Nordic Ski World Championships in the northern mountain resort of Predazzo in Val di Fiemme


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