As only 22, Henrik Kristoffersen has made a big impact on alpine ski racing, with medals both in the Olympics and World Cups throughout his career. But where did he get where he is today?
I got my first pair of skis in January 1999. I started skiing in Marikollen Skisenter, a small hill about 5 minutes from where I grew up, in Rælingen, Norway. My father used to be a skier when he was young, and he wanted to introduce me to the sport. I started training around the age of 6 and been doing it ever since.
“There have been some great moments in my career, and I’m truly grateful that my parents have given me this opportunity to do what I love.”
- Henrik Kristoffersen
At 19 Henrik was the youngest male medalist in Olympic alpine skiing history when he won the bronze medal in slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics. In 2016 he was breaking records again, becoming the first to win the four classic slalom races in Adelboden, Wengen, Kitzbühel and Schladming in the same season. This performance also earned him his first crystal globe as the 2016 FIS slalom overall winner.
In the 2017/2018 season he also won two silver medals in the Olympic games in PyeongChang wearing the Volata helmet.