The best alpine skiers in the world got crystal globes at the World Cup final in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
The skier who has the most points at the end of the World Cup season gets a big crystal globe. The best in individual disciplines – slalom, giant slalom, super-giant slalom and downhill – receive the small crystal globe.
Large crystal globes were lifted high into the air this year by Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova and France’s Alexis Pinturault.
Pinturault also won the small crystal globe in the giant slalom. The best giant slalom female skier of the season, meanwhile, was Italian Marta Bassino.
In slalom, where skiers have to master fast and short turns, the small crystal globes were won by the Austrians – Marco Schwarz and Katharina Liensberger.
The battles for the small crystal globes in downhill and super-giant slalom were won by Swiss Beat Feuz and Italian Sofia Goggia, as well as Swiss Lara Gut Behrami and Austrian Vincent Krichmayr.
Slovenian fans could also be satisfied this weekend. Alpine skier Meta Hrovat finished third in the last giant slalom of the season!
Meta says it has been a tough season, full of ups and downs. But by placing on the podium, she will be able to go on vacation satisfied.
»Many times I had to pick myself up, sometimes I didn’t know how to manage. But I did and I ended the season in a very nice way,« said the 23-year-old, as she rejoiced at her fourth third place in the World Cup.
The ski jumping season will end next weekend – the boys will traditionally compete in Planica, the girls in Chaykovsky in Russia.
It will be very tense, as Nika Križnar won second and third places in the penultimate matches and has the yellow jersey!
Points to Consider
- Andreja Slokar, Ana Bucik, Štefan Hadalin and Žan Kranjec also performed at the finals in Lenzerheide. How did they do?
- What are the differences between fast and technical disciplines of alpine skiing?
- Why is a helmet mandatory when skiing?
The original version of this article was published on March 22nd.