Hirscher clinches eighth overall World Cup title in Slovenia

A place on the slalom podium in Kranjska Gora secured Marcel Hirscher the overall title, taking his tally of crystal globes to 20.

Marcel Hirscher wrapped up an eighth successive overall FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup title after finishing third in Sunday’s slalom in Kranjska Gora.

The Austrian secured a place on the podium to move into an unassailable 509-point lead over nearest rival Alexis Pinturault – who finished seventh – with just four races remaining in the season.

Having already won the giant slalom and slalom crystal globes this season, Hirscher now has 20 in total in his outstanding career, meaning he has equalled Lindsey Vonn’s tally at the top of the all-time list.

Ramon Zenhaeusern triumphed in the race, the Swiss clocking a combined time of one minute, 39.54 seconds after his two runs.

Henrik Kristoffersen – who was victorious in Saturday’s giant slalom at the same venue in Slovenia – finished in second place, pushing him closer to Frenchman Pinturault in the overall standings.

The Norwegian had led after the first run but was squeezed out by the fast-finishing Zenhaeusern, a silver medallist in the same discipline at last year’s Olympics in PyeongChang.