Alpine Skiing
Kranjska Gora

Hirscher wins eighth successive World Cup title despite Zenhaeusern victory

Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway takes 2nd place, Ramon Zenhaeusern of Switzerland takes 1st place, Marcel Hirscher of Austria takes 3rd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Slalom on March 10, 2019 in Kranjska Gora Slovenia.

Image credit: Getty Images

BySportsbeat
10/03/2019 at 12:47 | Updated 10/03/2019 at 19:05

Austria's Marcel Hirscher extended his dominance of Alpine skiing as he won a remarkable eighth successive overall World Cup title on Sunday.

[WATCH ALPINE SKIING LIVE ON EUROSPORT AND EUROSPORT PLAYER]

The 30-year-old finished third in the slalom at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia to take an unassailable 509 point lead at the top of the standings with four races to go. Hirscher has also won the slalom and giant slalom titles for the season.

Kranjska Gora

Zenhäusern wins Slalom by more than a second in Kranjska Gora

10/03/2019 AT 13:02

The overall World Cup title is considered the most prestigious in skiing because it covers all disciplines over a whole season.

'We're used to seeing him dance, not battle' - Hirscher struggles in soft snow

00:01:24

Hirscher said he had not decided whether to continue racing next season.

"We have to talk things over in the summer. That decision will be the toughest of my life," he told reporters. "I can't say how it will go. My head's a bit crazy at the moment."

Kristoffersen finishes second in Kranjska Gora Slalom

00:01:56

Hirscher equalled the record of 20 overall and discipline World Cup titles set by American Lindsey Vonn who retired last month.

Vonn won four overall, eight downhill, five super-G and three combined titles while Hirscher has won eight overall, six giant slalom and six slalom titles.

Ramon Zenhaeusern of Switzerland won Sunday's race and Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway was second.

Kranjska Gora

Kristoffersen finishes second in Kranjska Gora Slalom

10/03/2019 AT 12:53
Kranjska Gora

'We're used to seeing him dance, not battle' - Hirscher struggles in soft snow

10/03/2019 AT 12:43
Related Topics
Alpine SkiingKranjska Gora
Share this with
Copy
Share this article