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Shelley Osterloh ReportingThe world's fastest alpine skiers are gathered in Colorado this week, all trying to work their way on to their Country's Olympic teams, and one Utah skier -- fairly new to the World Cup -- is getting a lot of attention.
It's just ten weeks to Torino and the Visa Birds of Prey races at Beaver Creek, Colorado start a series of major events that are all part of the Olympic Selection process. Provo's Steve Nyman battled some rough conditions with lots of soft fresh snow to impress his coaches. The head downhill Super G coach called his run yesterday in the Super G, "a gold medal performance." He said Nyman is learning things in a hurry.
Nyman was the second to the last skier of the race, on a course that had deteriorated a lot, and he still managed to finish 25th. Today in the Downhill he moved up to 23rd from a start position of 44th.
The Provo man started skiing when he was just two-years old and no doubt learned a lot from his father who is head of the Sundance Ski School. He was the US downhill champ in 2003, but was sidelined last season with an injury. Now he and other US skiers are strong, skiing well,
Steve Nyman, Utah World Cup Skier: "Everybody is pushing each other and we can judge how fast we are because everybody is fast. So it's good to be healthy, it's positive atmosphere."
23-year old Steve Nyman is doing great and so are his teammates. Today in the downhill Daron Rahlves and Bode Miller finished first and second.