Henrik Kristoffersen won the men’s slalom title in the final competition of the World Cup ski season on Sunday. Kristoffersen finished in second place in a race that was dominated by Norwegian skiers.
After finishing first and second in the first race, Kristoffersen and Lucas Braathen were in a tight competition for the championship for the entire season. In addition, they were the last two competitors to start.
Braathen’s final run of the season put him more than a second behind Kristoffersen and in 11th place. This was after Kristoffersen battled his way down through soft snow to finish second-fastest, trailing only another Norwegian named Atle Lie McGrath.
The winner of the race was McGrath, who finished 0.37 seconds ahead of Kristoffersen. The Austrian Manuel Feller was only 0.77 seconds behind in third place.
Kristoffersen finished first in the standings with 80 World Cup points, followed by Feller in second place, McGrath in third, and Braathen in fourth.
Kristoffersen, who is now 27 years old and has won three World Cup slalom titles in his career
He is now facing intense competition from his teammates Braathen, who is 21 years old and was born in the United States, and McGrath, who was born in the United States.
After winning the night slalom in Flachau, Austria, McGrath was able to win again just two weeks later, giving him his second victory overall in his career.
The difficulty of gaining speed on a rapidly deteriorating slope The fastest second-leg run on Sunday was set by the first racer when the snow surface was best, Joaquim Salarich of Spain. He advanced from 25th to fifth place.
Luke Winters finished eighth, his second top ten World Cup result; his second run was the third-fastest time on course. In the World Cup slalom standings, he finished 23rd overall.
Due to Kristoffersen’s victory, Marco Odermatt of Switzerland or Norway received all of the men’s crystal trophies this year.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde took home the downhill and super-G trophies, while Odermatt, who does not ski slalom, won the overall crown and the giant slalom event.
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