Gold for Maria Therese Tviberg and Alexander Schmid in the Parallel
Updated: Apr 17
Norwegian Maria Therese Tviberg is the new World Champion in the Parallel discipline. The 28-year-old, who has never been on a World Cup podium before, beats Wendy Holdener in today's Final.
“This is a dream come true. I’ve never had a individual medal before, and just to do that is amazing, and then a gold on top of that, you can hear my voice is shaking. I always have stuff to say and I am speechless. After I qualified for the final I cried the whole way up and when I came to the top I was still crying and my coach looked me in the eyes and said ‘breathe, you got this’. And I was like, ‘yeah, I got this’,” Tviberg said.
For Holdener it is her second silver medal of the Championships, after her second place in the Alpine Combined.
Thea Louise Stjernesund rounded off a superb 24 hours for Norway beating Courchevel's native Marie Lamure in the Small Final.
In the Men's Competition a solid Alexander Schmid beats Austrian Dominik Raschner in the Final. It is his best result in international competition – and Germany’s best since the 1989 World Championships, when Hans-Jorg Tauscher lifted the Men's Downhill title.
“It means a lot – I didn’t expect it, and I am so happy to be here with a gold medal, it is just amazing,” said Schmid.
In the Small Final, 26-year-old Norwegian Timon Haugan defeated Austrian Adrian Pertl to record his career-best result.