|Disciplines||Slalom, Giant slalom|
|Born||2 July 1994|
Lørenskog, Akershus, Norway
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|World Cup debut||11 March 2012 (age 17)|
|Teams||2 – (2014, 2018)|
|Medals||2 (0 gold)|
|Teams||5 – (2013–21)|
|Medals||2 (1 gold)|
|Seasons||10 – (2012–2021)|
|Wins||23 – (19 SL, 4 GS)|
|Overall titles||0 – (2nd in 2016, 2018)|
|Discipline titles||3 – (1 – GS, 2020,|
2 – SL, 2016, 2020)
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.
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.
In the 2016 season, Kristoffersen became the first male racer in 24 years to win six World Cup slalom races during a single season; Alberto Tomba won nine World Cup races (six slalom, three giant slalom) in the 1992 season.
World Cup resultsEdit
- Standings through 20 March 2021
|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|
|22||2021||22 December 2020||Madonna di Campiglio, Italy||Slalom|
|23||31 January 2021||Chamonix, France||Slalom|
World Championship resultsEdit
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