Henrik Kristoffersen

Henrik Kristoffersen (born 2 July 1994) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer, World Champion, and Olympic medalist.[2][3] He specializes in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom.

Henrik Kristoffersen
Alpine skier
Kristoffersen Henrik 2017.jpg
Kristoffersen in 2017
DisciplinesSlalom, Giant slalom
ClubRælingen SK
Born (1994-07-02) 2 July 1994 (age 25)
Lørenskog, Akershus, Norway
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
World Cup debut11 March 2012 (age 17)
Websitehenrikkristoffersen.com
Olympics
Teams2 – (2014, 2018)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams4 – (201319)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons9 – (20122020)
Wins21 – (17 SL, 4 GS)
Podiums61
Overall titles0 – (2nd in 2016, 2018)
Discipline titles1 – (SL, 2016)

CareerEdit

Born in Lørenskog in Akershus county, Kristoffersen 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.

At the World Championships in 2019, Kristoffersen won the gold medal in the giant slalom at Åre, Sweden.

AchievementsEdit

Kristoffersen is the first 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 resultsEdit

Season titlesEdit

Season
Discipline
2016 Slalom

Season standingsEdit

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
2019 24 3 5 2 29
2020 25 1 1 2
Standings through 11 January 2020

Race victoriesEdit

Total Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Combined Parallel
Wins 21 17 4 0
Podiums 61 40 20 1
# Season
Date Location Discipline
1 2014 28 January 2014   Schladming, Austria Slalom
2 2015 16 November 2014   Levi, Finland Slalom
3 15 March 2015   Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom
4 21 March 2015   Méribel, France Giant slalom
5 2016 13 December 2015   Val d'Isère, France Slalom
6 22 December 2015   Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom
7 10 January 2016     Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom
8 17 January 2016     Wengen, Switzerland Slalom
9 24 January 2016   Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom
10 26 January 2016   Schladming, Austria Slalom
11 2017 11 December 2016   Val d'Isère, France Slalom
12 22 December 2016   Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom
13 8 January 2017     Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom
14 15 January 2017     Wengen, Switzerland Slalom
15 24 January 2017   Schladming, Austria Slalom
16 2018 21 January 2018   Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom
17 2019 24 February 2019   Bansko, Bulgaria Giant slalom
18 9 March 2019   Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom
19 2020 24 November 2019   Levi, Finland Slalom
20 22 December 2019   Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom
21 28 January 2020   Schladming, Austria Slalom

World Championship resultsEdit

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2013 18 DNF2 20
2015 20 4 13
2017 22 4 4
2019 24 8 1

Olympic resultsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Norway Olympic Team and Media Guide Sochi 2014. Norway: Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. 2014. p. 25.
  2. ^ a b Etchells, Tim (22 February 2014). "Mario Matt holds on for gold, as Ligety blasts course". Ski Racing. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2013-11-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Pennington, Bill (22 February 2014). "Slalom Champion Sets an Age Record". New York Times.
  5. ^ "Kristoffersen unbeatable at Kitsbuehel´s slalom". FIS-Ski.com. FIS.
  6. ^ "Unstoppable Kristoffersen claims the Night Race in Schladming – FIS-SKI". FIS-SKI. Retrieved 27 January 2016.

External linksEdit