PETRA VLHOVA: Queen of Slovakia (1 GOLD, 1 SILVER, 1 BRONZE)
At only 23 years, Petra Vlhova has already understand how to succeed in a big event like the World Championships. In very good shape since the beginning of the season on the World Cup Tour (10 podiums including 4 victories), the Rossignol Hero came back from Are with 3 medals. First, she has offered the first World medal to her country with the Silver in Super Combined and then the first World title with the Gold in Giant Slalom! And to conclude, she claimed the bronze in Slalom. HAPPY END.
HENRIK KRISTOFFERSEN: Learn to be patient (1 GOLD)
Before these World Championships, Henrik Kristoffersen it was: 51 World Cup podiums including 16 victories and 2 Olympic medals. Now, we could say that he is also WORLD CHAMPION! We knew that the battle with Marcel Hirscher will be tight and our Norwegian Hero has totally killed the 2nd run of the Giant Slalom to grab his first World Medal. STRONG.
MICHAEL MATT (1 SILVER, 1 SILVER WITH AUSTRIA)
Even if his start into the World Cup season was not the one he was hoping for, Michael Matt has waited for the World Championships to be under the spotlight! After winning the Silver with the Team Austria (with two other Heroes: Katharina Liensberger & Christian Hirschbuehl), he has taken the 2nd place of the Slalom between his two teammates Marcel Hirscher & Marco Schwarz. EPIC.
STEFAN HADALIN (1 SILVER)
Remember this name! Stefan Hadalin has shown that he is ready to play with the best racers. No World Cup podiums in the books, but for sure now one World medal with the Silver in Alpine Combined. TO BE CONTINUED.
Congrats also to all our athletes who won 6 medals in Team Event :
GOLD MEDAL WITH SWISS TEAM: Ramon Zenhaeusern & Sandro Simonet
SILVER MEDAL WITH AUSTRIA TEAM: Michael Matt, Katharina Liensberger & Christian Hirschbuehl
BRONZE WITH ITALY TEAM: Irene Curtoni
Stéphane Mougin, Groupe Rossignol Racing Director:
“The results of these World Championships are very good with 6 medals including 2 World Champion titles in Giant Slalom. This shows us that our equipment performs well in specific snow conditions like in Are. The only downside is on the speed events where we would have liked to have more medals but we were not very lucky with the weather and still we do not go far with Christof Innerhofer 4th and Nadia Fanchini 5th in Super G. The brand has been also well represented in Team Event. These are successful World Championships where the colors of the Groupe Rossignol have been largely on the front of the stage.”