Karbon's World Cuip season ended by ankle injury

TARVISIO, Italy -- Italian ski racer
Denise Karbon will miss the rest of the World Cup season after
fracturing a bone in her ankle, the Italian Winter Sports
Federation said on its website on Friday.

The 26-year-old Karbon, who won the bronze medal in the
giant slalom at last month's world championships in Are, Sweden,
suffered the injury during slalom training in Val di Fassa on

The giant slalom specialist, who was not planning to race
the speed events in Tarvisio this weekend, has one World Cup win
to her name, in Alta Badia in 2003.

She would have hoped to race in Zwiesel, Germany, next
weekend and at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland,
from March 14-18.