World Ski Championships 2019: Current Medal Count

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships kicked off on the 4th of February in Åre, Sweden. It’s been an exciting week so far, with epic wins from Mikaela Shiffrin, Kjetil Jansrud, Wendy Holdener and more!

With the Championships almost coming to an end – the last event being the Men’s Slalom event on the 17th of February – we think it’s time for a medal count!

Here’s a break down of the medals that have been won so far by the top 8 countries.

Medal Table

RANK

NATION

Gold

Silver

Bronze

TOTAL

1

Norway (NOR)

1

1

1

3

1

Switzerland (SUI)

1

1

1

3

3

France (FRA)

1

1

0

2

3

Italy (ITA)

1

1

0

2

3

Slovenia (SLO)

1

1

0

2

6

United States (USA)

1

0

1

2

7

Austria (AUT)

0

1

2

3

8

Slovakia (SVK

0

1

0

1

Totals

6

7

5

18

 

There’s a current tie for first place, with Norway and Switzerland both at 3 medals of each Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The big question is, will the Norwegians make their mark like they did at the 2018 Winter Olympics?

France, Italy, and Slovenia are all tied in third place, with USA, Austria, and Slovakia rounding up the 8 top nations of the Ski Championships.

Let’s take a deeper look into some of the countries’ most successful athletes in this year’s Ski World Championships.

Norway

Norwegian teammates Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal made Norway proud at the Downhill race that took place on Saturday 9th February. Jansrud won gold with a time of 1:19.98, while Svindal finished with silver, two-hundredths of a second behind. It was the final event of his international career, and Christian Mitter, head coach of the Norwegian men’s ski team, told CNN Sport that the race was a “perfect end to a great career,” saying that Svindal had passed the downhill mantle to his teammate.

Norway’s Bronze medal was won by Ragnhild Mowinckel in the Women’s Alpine combined race on 8th February.

Switzerland

The competition is on between Norway and Switzerland, who are both on the top of leaderboard at the moment. The country’s lead is all thanks to three amazing female skiers.

The gold was secured by Wendy Holdener, in the Alpine Combined race. While both Silver and Bronze medals were won by Corinne Suter in the Downhill race on 10th February and the Super-G on the 5th.

France

France is currently tallied at 2 medals, one Gold which was won by Alexis Pinturault, who had an epic run in the Men’s alpine combined, finishing with a time of 1:08.79.

French skier John Clarey won a tied silver in the Men’s super-G – with Austria’s Vincent Kriechmayr.

United States

No surprises here – American skier Mikaela Shiffrin secured the country’s first Gold of the championships, winning the exciting Super-G race. Legendary Lindsey Vonn won the Bronze in the Downhill race, with a time of 1:02.23.

Mikaela Shiffrin is definitely the one to keep an eye out for in the next week, with the slalom races on the 14th and 16th of February.

Austria

Austria is sitting in 7th place, with 1 silver and 2 bronze medals up their sleeve. Both silver and Bronze was won by Vincent Kriechmayr in the Super-G and Downhill races, and Bronze was awarded to Marco Schwarz in the Alpine Combined race on the 11th of February.

We’re only a few days away from the end of the World Championships, so stay tuned for more updates as we see the rest of the season play out!

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