After two incredible attempts, France’s Jean-Baptiste proved to be the best at the slalom run at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Congrats!
The skiing world’s best headed to the Colorado Rockies for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. In the final event of the competition, USA’s Ted Ligety and more competed in the slalom run, but it was Jean-Baptiste Grange, 30, of France who walked away the ultimate winner of the slopes. What a run!
Jean-Baptiste Grange Wins Slalom At Alpine World Ski Championships
From the get-go, we knew the Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek were going to be intense.
With so many incredible skiers, how could it not be?
Jean-Baptiste proved to be the master at the slalom run, after an expected twist in run two of the event. After run one, Austria’s Marcel Hirscher was in the lead. However, he ended up not finishing the race the second time around, BBC reports.
In addition to Jean-Baptiste’s win, USA’s Ted Ligety nabbed his third consecutive world giant slalom title. Mikaela Shiffrin, at just 19 years old, won her second consecutive world slalom title at worlds.
Looks like we have major contenders for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea!
Pro golfer Tiger Woods cheered on his lady love Lindsey Vonn while she competed in her first giant slalom race since Jan. 2013. So sweet!
HollywoodLifers, were you rooting for Jean-Baptiste to win? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson