Sport: The Calculating Daredevil

Ski-proud Austrians can hardly believe their eyes. Their veteran skiers, the finest in the world, are being raced on even terms this season by a freckled-faced 21-year-old named Bud Werner, from Steamboat Springs, Colo. Werner is the same headlong, headstrong American who fell so ingloriously in the 1956 Winter Olympics at Cortina, Italy. But this year he is flashing down the wickedly slick Alpine slopes as though they were Colorado foothills. This week all Austria is wondering uneasily how the slight, boyish American will do in next week's world championships at Bad Gastein....

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