The Slovakian Petra Vlhova and the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen are new giant slalom world champions 2019. They claimed gold medals at Alpine Ski World Championships that take place in Swedish ski resort Åre.
The Alpine Ski World Championships gone on with women and men giant slalom races. Both races were very exciting and winners were young skiers Petra Vlhova and Henrik Kristoffersen.
The women podium was completed by the German Viktoria Rebensburg and the American Mikaela Shiffrin. Viktoria Rebensburg was the first after the first run, but she could not beat Vlhova on the second run.
Men podium has the Austrian superstar Marcel Hirscher on the second place and the French Alexis Pinturault on the third position. Unfortunately, Marcel Hirscher could not keep his giant slalom world champion title because he competed with flu and did not feel well. The French Pinturault had the best time after the first run, but he had a worse second run and finally, he got the bronze medal. Kristoffersen claimed his first world champion title.
Men skiers who competed at giant slalom will fight for slalom gold medal on Sunday 17 February 2019. This will be the last race at these Alpine Ski World Championships.