Norway wins weekend sweep in Ski events

    Norway wins weekend sweep in Ski events

    Jan 18, Oslo: Henrik Kristoffersen won a World Cup slalom to cap a three-race weekend sweep for Norwegians in Wengen, Switzerland, media reports said.

    Kristoffersen’s fourth win this season, all in slalom, was Norway’s 12th — a record for a men’s World Cup campaign. The season still has two months and 24 scheduled races remaining. Kristoffersen’s teammates Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud had won in Wengen earlier in the weekend.

    Marcel Hirscher of Austria, the four-time defending overall World Cup champion, failed to finish Sunday’s race, missing a chance to take back the overall lead from Svindal.

    Kristoffersen added to his first-run lead to finish 0.30 of a second faster than Giuliano Razzoli of Italy. Another Italian, Stefano Gross, was in third, 0.68 behind.

    Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany mastered tough conditions in Flachau, Austria, to come from behind and win her first World Cup giant slalom race in more than three years.

    Rebensburg completed the two heats 0.94 of a second ahead of Ana Drev of Slovenia. Federica Brignone of Italy finished third, 0.99 back.

    Lara Gut of Switzerland, the overall World Cup leader, finished 19th after a mistake on the second run. Lindsey Vonn of the United States crashed out on the second run.

    The Oslo Times


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