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FIS Ski World Cup Finales Ladies and Men St-Moritz

Alpine Skiing


The Longines Rising Ski Stars prizes awarded once again to Mikaela Shiffrin and Henrik Kristoffersen

In the context of the FIS Alpine World Cup Finals, of which Longines is the Official Timekeeper, the Swiss watch brand was delighted to present today in St. Moritz the Longines Rising Ski Stars Prize. This title, which rewards the best female skier under the age of 21 and the best male skier under the age of 23 in the FIS World Cup overall standings for the season, was awarded to two well-known recipients: American skier and Longines Ambassador of Elegance Mikaela Shiffrin and Norwegian skier Henrik Kristoffersen, both of whom had won last season.

After an excellent start to the season, followed by a knee injury that kept her away from the slopes for several months, Mikaela Shiffrin bounced back with two slalom victories in Crans Montana and Jasna, as well as today in St. Moritz, her sixth slalom win of the season. Henrik Kristoffersen also had an exceptional season, winning no less than six slalom victories, which assured him the crystal globe for the discipline. Both talented athletes received a Longines watch, a trophy, as well as a cheque. The award ceremony was held today, following the women’s slalom and men’s giant slalom.

In the same spirit of commitment to young sports talents, the Swiss watchmaker organized, earlier in the week, the third edition of the Longines Future Ski Champions race. This competition brought together 14 young international skiers under the age of 16, who faced off in a giant slalom event on the FIS World Cup’s official course. The Longines 2016 Future Ski Champions event was won by Austria’ Joshua Sturm, who was awarded a new Longines watch, as well as a trophy.
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