Quiz: What do you know about FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships?

Alpine skiing World Championships is the strongly followed event. What do you know about it?

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#1. When was the 1st FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships organized?

The first FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships was held in Murren, Switzerland in 1931.

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#2. How often are FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships organized?

World Championships are organized every second year. It is from 1980, until then the Olympics were considered as World Championships too.

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#3. Who has the most medals from World Championships in the history? [Men]

Norwegian skier Kjetil Andre Aamodt has 12 medals from World Championships (5 golds – 4 silvers – 3 bronzes).

Marc Girardelli and Lasse Kjus have 11 medals, and Marcel Hirscher, Pirming Zurbriggen and Aksel Lund Svindal have 9 medals from World Championships.

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#4. Who has the most medals from World Championships in the history? [Ladies]

Christl Cranz has 15 medals from World Championships, she got them in 1930 till 1940 when World Championships were held annually.

Anja Parson and Mikaela Shiffrin have 11 medals (also Mariell Goitschel have 11 medals), but Mikaela Shiffrin can add more in upcoming World Champs in Courchevel.

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#5. Who has the most gold medals from World Championships?

Marcel Hirscher and Toni Sailer have 7 gold medals from World Championships. Though, Marcel Hirscher got two of them for wins in Mixed team events.

Kjetil Andre Aamodt has 5 gold medals.

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#6. Who has more gold medals of these two great skiers?

Janica Kostelic, the Croatian skier, won five gold medals (2 Slalom, 2 Combined, and 1 Downhill) at the 2003 and 2005 World Championships.

Tina Maze, the Slovenian skier, won four gold medals (one from Giant Slalom, Super-G, Downhill, Combined) at 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championships. Moreover, she had another six silver medals from WC.

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#7. What country has the most medals from World Championships?

Austria is the leading country with 253 medals from World Championships (excluding 1948 – 1980 Winter Olympics), in front of Switzerland with 177 medals and France with 110 medals.

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#8. What country organized most World Championships in the history?

Switzerland organized 9 World Championships so far (including 1 Olympics), Austria organized 8 World Championships (including 2 Olympics), and Italy organized 7 World Championships.

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#9. How many continents hosted the World Championships?

Europe hosted the majority of World Championships (35 times), Northern America organized World Championships 6 times in the USA, but we see also two championships on other continents.

Chile, South America hosted WC in 1966 and Japan, Asia hosted WC in 1972 and 1993.

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#10. Who of the active men alpine skiers has the most World Champions medals?

Alexis Pinturault has 6 medals from the 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021 World Championships (2 golds – 1 silver – 3 bronzes).

Marco Odermatt and Alex Aamodt Kilde do not have any World Championships medals yet.

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Check out the schedule of the upcoming FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships 2023 in Courchevel/Meribel.

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Simon is the leading editor of SkiProGuru.com for almost 3 years. He started skiing in his teens and now he switches from Alpine to Cross-Country Skiing regularly. He tried also snowboard for a few years, but then returned to conventional skiing :) In his free time he follows soccer, tennis and reads a lot of contemporary proses and novels.

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