Read more: Hansdotter fifth in the last slalom competition
Frida Hansdotter low runner-up for the second run and it was a spine-tingling drama. In case she was in the lead but there was a threat left behind, and Wendy Holdener from Switzerland. When Holdener time was recorded, it was clear that Hansdotter won by only five hundredths. Thus it was the first OLYMPIC gold medal in the slalom recovered since Anja Pärsons gold in 2006 in Turin.
See Frida Hansdotters guldåk here .Photo: Giovanni Auletta/AP
this was the season when she was the best in the world in slalom. After eleven slalomtävlingar she had collected 711 intercontinental cup competition, 85 points down to second placed Veronika Velez Zuzulova from Slovakia. Frida Hansdotter was doing well in general and was fifth in the overall world cup.
"I think it's so incredibly great to get to be the best through a whole season, to have delivered from the first start," she said to DN after the victory in the slalomcupen.
once again showed Frida Hansdotter what a great slalomåkare she is. Before the second run, she was second after the ten years younger Mikaela Shiffrin. Hansdotter went faster than his rival but it was not all the way but she won the silver medal. The gold tricks Shiffrin 34 hundradelars margin.Photo: Gian Ehrenzeller/AP
the first Swedish top alpine skiers on the women's side, managed to Hansdotter secure his third straight world CHAMPIONSHIP medal in the slalom, something neither Pernilla Wiberg or Anja Pärson managed to.
– It is a rare privilege to take a medal. And to make it the third time in a row, it is also very rare privilege, " said the then 31 year-old bronze medalist to DN.
Hansdotter led after the first run. At the last intermediate in the second run she was still in the lead but a miss at the end did that she slipped down on the third place after race winner Mikaela Shiffrin, USA and Michaela Kirchgasser from Austria.
Frida Hansdotter second world cup victory in the slalom came in her favorite city of Flachau. She was fastest in the first run and won by 61 hundredths before slovenskan Tina Maze and american Mikaela Shiffrin. A feat she repeated two years later in the same competition.
" I am at my favorite place, I love Flachau, said Hansdotter after the victory in 2017.
in Addition to his bronze won the Frida Hansdotter and silver in the team together with Nathalie Eklund, Maria Pietilä Holmner, Jens Byggmark, Mattias Hargin and André Myhrer. On the way to the final beat Sweden out of Finland, the USA and Canada before Austria was too hard in the final.Photo: Daniel Stiller/Bildbyrån
Sweden repeated the delicate operation from the world CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 with another medal and Hansdotter was highly involved. In team with Maria Pietilä Holmner, Emelie Wikström, Mattias Hargin, Gustav Lundbäck, Andre Myhrer tricks Sweden the bronze after a victory against Switzerland.Photo: Giovanni Auletta/AP
For the first time, Frida Hansdotter step top of the podium. The snow poured down when she won ahead of the austrian sisters Marlies and Bernadette Schild. The victory came after eight runner-up finishes and it was the last race before the OLYMPICS in Sochi in 2014.
" It was really great to go over the finish line and see that it was a one on the board. Then I got a little tears in my eyes when I understood that I won my first race in the world cup, " she said to DN.
She took her third second-place finish in världscupkarriären before the home crowd on 20 december. Hansdotter went fastest of all in the first run but got to see the passing of Mikaela Shiffrin by 29 hundredths. It was still a happy runner-up who met the media after the second run.
– There is only joy. Of course, I stood and led the other. But at the same time to go over the finish line as second, here at home, it is amazing.
”Frida Hansdotter leaving a large hole.”