The 46th Alpine World Ski Championships have been concluded. With the men’s slalom and the Closing Ceremony, followed by the handover to the French delegation of Courchevel-Méribel 2023, Cortina 2021 takes her leave from the international stage, after two weeks of spectacular races and thrilling sports moments.
Altogether, 10 nations won medals as Austria led the way in the medals table on the strength of five gold medals, one silver, and two bronze. Switzerland was close behind with nine total medals, three gold, one silver, and five bronze. France with 2 gold medals, one silver, and two bronze, and Germany with 3 silver medals and one bronze, also exceeded expectations with their medal count.
It was also a World Championship filled with many multiple medallists.
On the Men’s side, earning multiple medals were: Vincent Kriechmayr (2G), Mathieu Faivre (2G), Marco Schwarz (1G, 1B), Alexis Pinturault (1S, 1B), Loic Meillard (2B).
The Women’s side was equally impressive: Lara Gut-Behrami (2G, 1B), Katharina Liensberger (2G, 1B), Mikaela Shiffrin (1G, 1S, 2 B), Corinne Suter (1G, 1S), Petra Vlhova (2S).
Powered by double gold medallists Vincent Kriechmayr and Katharina Liensberger, Austria led all nations with five gold medals, while Switzerland topped the total medal count with nine, including five from speed queens Lara Gut-Behrami and Corinne Suter.