Henrik Kristoffersen

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Henrik Kristoffersen
— Alpine skier —
Kristoffersen Henrik 2017.jpg
Kristoffersen in 2017
Disciplines Slalom, Giant slalom
Club Rælingen Skiclub
Born (1994-07-02) 2 July 1994 (age 24)
Lørenskog, Akershus, Norway
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
World Cup debut 11 March 2012 (age 17)
Website henrikkristoffersen.com
Olympics
Teams 2 – (2014, 2018)
Medals 2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 3 – (201317)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 7 – (20122018)
Wins 16 – (15 SL, 1 GS)
Podiums 45 – (31 SL, 13 GS, 1 PGS)
Overall titles 0 – (2nd in 2016 & 2018)
Discipline titles 1 – (SL, 2016)

Henrik Kristoffersen (born 2 July 1994) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Born in Lørenskog in Akershus county, Kristoffersen specialises in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom. He made his World Cup debut in March 2012 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, and attained his first podium in November 2013, a third-place finish in slalom at Levi, Finland. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Kristoffersen won the bronze medal in slalom at Rosa Khutor at age 19 to become the youngest male medalist in Olympic alpine skiing history.[2][4]

Kristoffersen is the first to win the three classic slalom races in Adelboden, Wengen, and Kitzbühel in the same season; accomplished at age 21 in January 2016. During this run, he became the most successful Norwegian in the history of World Cup slalom competition. With his seventh win at Wengen, Kristoffersen tied Finn Christian Jagge, and the eighth came a week later in Kitzbühel to set the record. His ninth slalom victory was two days later (26 January), at the Schladming night race.

Achievements[edit]

Kristoffersen is the first skier to win the four classic slalom races (of Adelboden, Wengen, Kitzbühel, and Schladming) in a single season.[5][6]

In the 2016 season, Kristoffersen became the first racer since Alberto Tomba in the 1992 season to win six slalom races during a single season.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season
Discipline
2016 Slalom

Season standings[edit]

Season
Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2013 18 60 22 41
2014 19 7 3 9
2015 20 8 4 6
2016 21 2 1 3
2017 22 3 2 5
2018 23 2 2 2

Race victories[edit]

Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Combined Parallel Total
Wins 15 1 16
Podiums 31 13 1 45
# Season
Date Location Discipline
1 2014 28 Jan 2014 Austria Schladming, Austria Slalom
2 2015 16 Nov 2014 Finland Levi, Finland Slalom
3 15 Mar 2015 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom
4 21 Mar 2015 France Méribel, France Giant slalom
5 2016 13 Dec 2015 France Val d'Isère, France Slalom
6 22 Dec 2015 Italy Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom
7 10 Jan 2016  Switzerland  Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom
8 17 Jan 2016  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Slalom
9 24 Jan 2016 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom
10 26 Jan 2016 Austria Schladming, Austria Slalom
11 2017 11 Dec 2016 France Val d'Isère, France Slalom
12 22 Dec 2016 Italy Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom
13 8 Jan 2017  Switzerland  Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom
14 15 Jan 2017  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Slalom
15 24 Jan 2017 Austria Schladming, Austria Slalom
16 2018 21 Jan 2018 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom

World Championship results[edit]

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2013 18 DNF2 20
2015 20 4 13
2017 22 4 4

Olympic rings without rims.svg Olympic results[edit]

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2014 19 3 10
2018 23 DNF2 2

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