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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

Alpine Ski World Cup 2021-2022 Season Wrap (2)

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Men's Alpine Ski World Cup Globe Winners of the 2021-2022 Season

Last season there have been eight different winners in ten races -Clément Noël, Sebastian Foss-Solevåg, Johannes Strolz, Lucas Braathen, Dave Ryding, Linus Strasser, Henrik Kristoffersen (2), and Atle Lie McGrath (2)-, and the 27 podium places have been divided by 16 different athletes (only multiple podiums by Kristoffer Jakobsen, Lucas Braathen, Manuel Feller, Linus Strasser, Henrik Kristoffersen, Dave Ryding, and Clément Noël, and Atle Lie McGrath), matching a record set in 1985-1986.

Only in 1985-1986 (9) and 1999-2000 (9), there were more different men's slalom winners in the World Cup.

Norwegian skiers won six of the ten men's World Cup slalom events this season, achieved by Henrik Kristoffersen (2), Sebastian Foss Solevåg, Lucas Braathen, and Atle Lie McGrath (2).

Henrik Kristoffersen's second place in the last race in Courchevel-Meribel Finals was enough to grab his third Slalom Crystal Globe. He previously won the title in the 2015-2016 and 2019-2020 seasons. He is the seventh man to win the Slalom Crystal Globe more than twice.

Kristoffersen has won 21 World Cup slalom events, the last one in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 27 February 2022, ranking him fourth on the men's list behind Ingemar Stenmark (40), Alberto Tomba (35), and Marcel Hirscher (32).

Kristoffersen's 21 World Cup wins in the men's slalom are already the most for a Norwegian skier in a single discipline (17 by Aksel Lund Svindal in men's Super-G).

Manuel Feller finished in second place 90 points behind Kristoffersen. Teammates Atle Lie McGrath and Lucas Braathen finished in third and fourth position respectively.

Marco Odermatt is the first Swiss man to win the Crystal Globe since Didier Cuche (2008-2009).

He was the absolute dominator of the discipline. He finished on the podium in all eight World Cup Giant Slalom events this season: 5 wins (Sölden, Val d'Isère, Alta Badia, Adelboden, and Meribel/Courchevel), 2 second places (Alta Badia, and Kranjska Gora), and 1 third place (Kranjska Gora). The Swiss also picked up Olympic gold in this discipline at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Both of the last two Olympic champions in this discipline also won the giant slalom crystal globe in the same season: Ted Ligety in 2014 and Marcel Hirscher in 2018.

The last skier to claim a podium finish in all World Cup Giant Slalom events contested in a single season was Marcel Hirscher in the 2017-2018 season (7 races, 7 podiums, 6 wins). Hirscher also was the last man to collect more than four World Cup Giant Slalom victories in a season. The only Swiss man to achieve five wins in a season was Michael von Grünigen in 1995-1996.

Since the Giant Slalom held in 2020 in Niigata Yuzawa Naeba (JPN), Odermatt finished in the top five in 19 of his last 20 World Cup appearances in the giant slalom, with the exception of 11th place in Lenzerheide on 20 March 2021.

By winning the Giant Slalom in Sölden and Val d'Isère, Marco Odermatt became the first man to win the opening two Giant Slalom events of a World Cup season since Ted Ligety in 2013-2014 (Sölden, Beaver Creek).

The 24-year-old Swiss ace ended the Giant Slalom with a lead of 267 points over the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen. Manuel Feller finished third, 394 points behind.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde had secured the crystal globe in the Super-G in the last race before the Finals in Kvitfjell. It's the second time he win the Super-G title, after winning it in the 2015-2016 season.

Kilde is the seventh skier to win the Super-G crystal globe more than once, and the third from Norway after Aksel Lund Svindal (5) and Kjetil Jansrud (3).

Kilde has won four World Cup Super-G wins this season, in Beaver Creek, Val Gardena, Bormio, and Kvitfjell. He joins the exclusive group of male skiers with more than three Super-G wins in a single season with Hermann Maier (4 in 1997-1998, 1998-1999, and 1999-2000) and Svindal (4 in 2012-2013).

At the Beijing Winter Games, Kilde took bronze in the Super-G behind gold medallist Matthias Mayer and silver medallist Ryan Cochran-Siegle.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (590) finished this season's Super-G standings 118 points ahead of Matthias Mayer (290). Vincent Kriechmayr finished in the third position.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the Downhill title finishing ahead of Beat Feuz. The Swiss athlete just missed his fifth Crystal Globe in the Downhill by 13 points. Feuz failed to win his fifth successive downhill crystal globe. The only man to collect five downhill globes is Franz Klammer, but the Austrian did not achieve this in successive seasons (1974-1975 to 1977-1978 and 1982-1983).

Matthias Mayer Finished third in the Downhill standings.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is the fourth Norwegian man to win the Downhill Crystal Globe, after Lasse Kjus (1998-1999), Aksel Lund Svindal (2012-2013, 2013-2014), and Kjetil Jansrud (2014-2015).

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (3) is the only man to record more than two World Cup Downhill wins last season, claiming the win in Beaver Creek, Wengen, and Kitzbühel. He became the fourth Norwegian winner on the Streif (Kitzbühel), after Åtle Skårdal (1990), Lasse Kjus (1999, 2004) and Kjetil Jansrud (2015).

Kilde claimed seven World Cup wins in total this season, equal to the Norwegian record by Kjetil Jansrud (7 in 2014-2015) and Aksel Lund Svindal (7 in 2015-2016).

Kilde is the ninth man to win both speed globes in a single season and the first since Kjetil Jansrud in the 2014-2015 season.

Women's Alpine Ski World Cup Globe Winners of the 2021-2022 Season

Petra Vlhová won this season's slalom crystal globe. The Slovak also picked up Olympic gold in the slalom at the Beijing Winter Games. It's the second time she picked up the Slalom title after winning it in the 2019-2020 season.

She finished on the podium in eight of the nine World Cup slalom events this season. She claimed five wins, finished runner-up to Mikaela Shiffrin twice, and third in Courchevel-Meribel. She only missed the podium once when she finished 4th in Are. Only three women claimed more than seven top-two finishes in World Cup slalom events in a single season: Vreni Schneider (9 in 1993-1994), Shiffrin (9 in 2018-2019, 8 in 2017-2018), and Janica Kostelic (8 in 2000-2001).

Vlhová has equaled Anja Pärson (both 17) in sixth place on the women's list for most World Cup Slalom victories. Janica Kostelic (20) is in fifth place.

Petra Vlhova (770) finished this season's Slalom standings 219 points ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin (501). Lena Duerr (437) from Germany finished in the third position.

Tessa Worley won the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe. The tension in the battle for the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe was hard to beat and held until the final race in Courchevel-Meribel. In the end, Worley finished ahead of the season's sensation Sara Hector. Mikaela Shiffrin ends in third position.

It's her second World Cup title after winning the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe in the 2016-2017 season. She is also the second French female skier -Carole Merle won the discipline's title in 1991-1992 and 1992-1993-, to win two times the women's Giant Slalom globe.

With 17 victories, Tessa Worley is in second place on the women's list for most World Cup wins in the Giant Slalom. Vreni Schneider tops this list with 20.

Federica Brignone won the women’s Super-G cup standings to claim her first-ever globe in the discipline. Brignone previously won the Overall and Giant Slalom crystal globes in the 2019-2020 season and twice topped the World Cup standings in the Alpine combined (2018-2019, and 2019-2020).

The victory was also a step forward for the women’s Italian ski team as Brignone became the first female Italian to win the Super-G globe. Last season Italy recorded a total of 11 wins in all events in the women's World Cup overcoming the record set by the team in 1996-1997.

Italy has claimed six victories in the women's Super-G in the 2021-2022 World Cup season. Only Austria (6 in 2004-2005) ever recorded as many wins in a single season in the women's Super-G.

Federica Brignone has won three Super-G races last World Cup season (Garmisch-Partenkirchen -ex aequos with Cornelia Hütter-, Zauchensee, and St. Moritz).

Federica Brignone (542) finished 126 points ahead of teammate Elena Curtoni (416). Mikaela Shiffrin finished in the third position (409).

Last season Sofia Goggia clinched the Downhill Crystal Globe. Goggia previously won the Downhill globe in 2017-2018, and 2020-2021. She is the first woman since Lindsey Vonn (2014-2015 and 2015-2016) to claim the Downhill Crystal Globe in successive seasons.

She joins Vonn (8), Annemarie Moser-Pröll (7), Renate Götschl (5), Katja Seizinger (4) and Michela Figini (4) at the exclusive group of women who has win the Downhill title more than twice.

Sofia Goggia won eight of the last 12 World Cup downhill events she participated in. The exceptions came in Zauchensee (DNF) on 15 January, Crans-Montana (12th, 3rd) on 26 and 27 February, and the Alpine Ski World Cup Finals in Courchevel-Meribel (12th).

Sofia Goggia has equaled Isolde Kostner (both 12) on most World Cup Downhill victories among Italian women. On the all-time women's list for most World Cup wins in this discipline, Goggia is one shy of equalling MarieTheres Nadig (13) in seventh place.

Goggia (504) leads the Downhill standings 97 points ahead of Corinne Suter (407). Ester Ledecka finished in the third position (339).


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