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  • July 30, 2018 2:19 AM PDT

    VAL GARDENA, Italy -- Steven Nyman and his girlfriend were lying under the stars admiring the view atop one of the Dolomites most majestic mountain passes when they decided to open the doctors email. Jannik Hansen Jersey .The couple is expecting a baby girl in June.Slightly more than 12 hours after finding out the sex of his baby, Nyman celebrated the news with a third-placed finish in the Val Gardena downhill Saturday despite a hair-raising landing off the biggest jump on the high-speed Saslong course.With his grandmother having died of cancer three days ago, Nymans mind has been racing as fast as his skis lately.For her to pass and knowing she has moved on and then figuring out that Im going to have a little girl, Nyman said. Its been emotional.Nymans girlfriend, Charlotte Moats, may have had the toughest test of emotions, watching from the finish as Nyman lost control over the legendary camel jump, which launches skiers into the air for nearly 90 yards -- almost the full length of a football field.Nyman flailed his arms to regain his balance and sat all the way down on his skis to soften the landing and somehow restore control.It made me roll down the windows and gave me a good scare, Nyman said. I let out a good grunt when I landed and pulled myself back up. ... I was just telling myself, `You got to keep pushing. The first thing in my mind was that the knees didnt pop so things are OK. `Lets keep going, keep charging. Lets go, lets go, lets go.All three of Nymans wins have come in Val Gardena. The Sundance, Utah, skier still needs one more to match Austrian legend Franz Klammer and Italian standout Kristian Ghedina for a record fourth downhill victory on the Saslong.Im old but Im healthy and happy and I have several more years in me, said Nyman, now the oldest member of the U.S. team at 34. My lady thinks I can go till 2022. I dont know about that, but well see.Either way, Nyman will forever be linked to this race and this area -- perhaps thats why he and Moats decided to wait until they got to Alto Adige to open the baby news.We were lying under the stars last night at the top of Passo Sella and were like, `Lets open this email, Nyman said. And we opened it and were like, `Its a girl! ... And then were like, `Lets name it Sella.I dont know if thats going to (work out) but we might name it Sella. Or it could be Ronda, (for) Sellaronda, Nyman said, referring to the 40-kilometer (25-mile) loop of interconnected trails around the Sella Range.In a race won by Austrias Max Franz, the U.S. Ski Team had a strong showing with Travis Ganong finishing seventh and Bryce Bennett coming eighth with the No. 54 bib.I know I have speed to be faster than anybody, but its having all the splits add up at the end. Its close, its super close, Ganong said. Hopefully I can build from this and look at the video and figure out why I lose time in one section of every race and hopefully not do that next race and hopefully win.Up next for the speed team is a set of races in Santa Catarina, where Ganong posted his only win two years ago.Then its off to the downhill classics in Wengen, Switzerland, and Kitzbuehel, Austria, in January, followed by the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in February -- a major test before next seasons Pyeongchang Olympics.First, though, Nyman is inviting the entire team to his apartment in Innsbruck, Austria, for Christmas -- Ganong and his girlfriend, the Canadian skier Marie-Michele Gagnon; two-time Olympic super-G medalist Andrew Weibrecht and his wife and 10-month old daughter; plus some coaches and members of the U.S. womens team.Its going to be quite a change from the usual holiday of just the guys hanging out in Bormio.We got a big Christmas tree and its just nice to create that environment, Nyman said. Usually as men we have a very depressing Christmas. We dont find it all that depressing but the women do. So theyre aching to make it a little more festive.Nyman, for one, has plenty to celebrate.---Andrew Dampf on Twitter: www.twitter.com/asdampf  href="http://www.cheapsharksjerseys.com/" target="_blank">Cheap Sharks Jerseys Authentic . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. Aaron Dell Jersey . The Redskins announced Monday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as a personnel executive. http://www.cheapsharksjerseys.com/ ;. Louis Blues teammates who would also be participating in the Olympics, Alex Pietrangelo felt right at home, no different in some ways to the travel experience of any old road trip – save for the length of the journey, that is. 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