OAR (Dagbladet): Henrik Kristoffersen is the world champion in the giant slalom. No one managed to match the 24-year-old in a Paddle on Friday evening. He delivered two solid innings, and ran into the finish to the new place with the two again at the top.
A jubelbrøl and some nerve-wracking minutes later, it was clear. Neither Alexis Pinturault or Marcel Hirscher managed to match him.Kristoffersens thank you
It was a relieved and happy Kristoffersen who met with Norwegian and international media after the world cup gold. After four fjerdeplasser in a row in the world cup, he could finally climb to the top of the podium and celebrate his first world cup medal.
He had many to thank. In the meeting with the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, VG, NRK, TV 2, the organizer and the international media was skileverandører Rossignol, adopts'n, nut'n, his girlfriend Tonje, Red Bull and Einar Witteveen from Rælingen strength training mentioned. Kristoffersen thanks also to three other from Rossignol and Red Bull. There were a total of nine who received a thank you.
- It is the closest around me who really deserve it. I have worked so hard all year and has finally succeeded against all odds, " says Kristoffersen.
What do you mean by against all odds?
- There are some that have a little more money to spend in the alpinverden than we have, so it goes without saying.
- You feel it is it that is missing to take you to the next step?
- No, it says I do not. I have never said. It is a big thank you to all who are close to me. Without catch'n and Rossignol, Red Bull, my family and my girlfriend Tonje, that is standing up half five so that I can stand up to five and make breakfast and everything. She and adopts the'n doing everything for me. Nut'n lets catch'n do it. And Rælingen Strength Training. It is them this is for, " says the Norwegian to the Newspaper.NO: Henrik Kristoffersen is a konkurransemann of dimensions. He does everything in his power to win. Photo: NTB Scanpix Show more Kristoffersens explanation
Kristoffersen repeated i.e. approximately the same takketalen a number of times in meeting with the media after the world cup gold. The national team and his teammates was not mentioned immediately.
Rewind the clock forward two hours.
Kristoffersen is done with the press conference, has submitted dopingprøve and come up to one's own gullfest at Copperhill Mountain Lodge, roughly 15 minutes from world cup stadium. Where do friends, family, teammates and support staff ready to celebrate gullgutten.
When Kristoffersen arrive, he keeps a speech and handing out cake to festdeltakerne, before he even took a burger and jumped on where. He had already directed his gaze towards Sunday's slalom
- You said that the gold was against all the odds, and would like to thank all the collaborators outside of your team-mates and the national team. Why thank you, not them?
- of Course, they are a part of it too, but you must keep in mind that I was active in quite a few years before I came on the team, and there are many that they forget who was there for you then. It does not I, " says Kristoffersen of the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.
It comes a few days after the Newspaper wrote an article about that Henrik Kristoffersen cabinets turmoil and divisions in the national team. Kristoffersen shall, after the Dagbladet know require to get exercise more on their own terms, and have at times would not work out with the team.
He has the last time given more drips that something is wrong, but he will not go into details.
After the world cup gold on Friday evening in Åre came Kristoffersen with new drip. He said among the that the gold was "against all odds". And when we talked not about the faith and the will. It is one thing Kristoffersen will and does everything he can, is it just to win. He has an extreme vinnerskalle many may envy him.
It was, we can clearly see right after that Kristoffersen had been the gold. Then he saw his own 2.place on the big screen. There he was standing in order to analyze what he could have done better. It is only the highest vinnerskallene that makes.Kristoffersen about your own driving after the world cup-gold: - It is too bad - It is a pity
the Newspaper asked a number of people in the support system and a number of alpinistene about what they thought about that Kristoffersen dropped to mention the Norwegian team and his teammates when he thanks important støttebrikker for the gold.
It happened on seiersfesten at the hotel the Norwegian team staying on, before Kristoffersen pointed out that the most important thing for him was to thank those who had been closest to in all the years.
The only thing that would respond was the physical coach Lars Mæland and Leif Kristian Nestvold-the-Hill.
It is a pity that he did not thanked us, but I know that Henrik basically know what job the Norwegian team put down. All of us know what we have done and are doing. If I had had Henry, privately, he had thanked me, and I think he had done with the other also, " says Mæland to the Newspaper.CELEBRATED WITH his GIRLFRIEND: Henrik Kristoffersen and his girlfriend Tonje Barkenes together on gullfesten. Kristoffersen, thanks girlfriend for that she will always stick up for him. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix Show more
Is it any wonder that he doesn't thank you immediately?
- It is not something I think about. The most important thing for me is that we won. It is by far the most important. It tastes extremely good to win the world CHAMPIONSHIP gold. It is twelve years since we won in giant slalom last. For me, it's a team win, and I am extremely happy on henry's behalf.
Henrik is honest in that he does everything he can to win. It is the most important thing for him. He is honest and is what I like very well with him. Then we get other support as he reaches the goal. It I feel to a certain extent that we have done in the day.
Leif Kristian Nestvold-the-Hill has trained with Kristoffersen both before and during the season of the year. He is proud of the teammate got to Friday:
I think Henrik appreciate that I have been with him in training. There you have to almost ask Henrik about. I don't know what he has said and focus on my. He may not meant it that way, and I hope and believe that he thinks the team and we are teammates have a value and have helped.world Champion, but not the gullgutten Norway likes to love