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ASPEN, Colo. — As the midday sun rose high in the Rocky Mountain sky, Sweden emerged as the winning nation of Friday’s coed parallel team event at World Cup Finals in Aspen. The Swedish team of Frida Hansdotter, Emelie Wikstroem, Mattias Hargin, and Andre Myhrer took down the German team of Lena Duerr, Marina Wallner, Stefan Luitz, and Linus Strasser three points to one in the final round. In the small final for third place, the French team of Adeline Baud Mugnier, Coralie Frasse Sombet, Jean-Baptiste Grange, and Julie Lizeroux was victorious over Italy’s team of Chiara Costazza, Irene Curtoni, Patrick Thaler, and Giuliano Razzoli.

The parallel event has emerged as a spectator favorite over the past few seasons due to its fast-paced action and how quickly the event takes place when compared to a traditional alpine event. The team parallel event will be a new medal discipline at next year’s 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and has been featured in the revived World Pro Ski Tour this season.

Unfortunately, due to NorAm finals taking place in Quebec, Canada, this week and a low number of North American athletes qualifying for Finals, neither the United States or Canada chose to field a team for Friday’s race.

“The team event is an important part of the FIS program,” USSA Alpine Director Patrick Riml explained. “But with career significance of points gained from racing in NorAm Cup Finals, it was important that those athletes have that opportunity.”

On Saturday, March 18, racing continues with the men’s giant slalom and women’s slalom.

Check out our gallery from today’s race here.

Fans can stay up to date on World Cup by  downloading the U.S. Ski Team – Ski Racing app for iOS and Android.

Official Results

Rank FIS Code Name Year Nation Time WC Points Color
 1 505679 SWEDEN SWE 200.00
HANSDOTTER Frida 1985  19.90
WIKSTROEM Emelie 1992  19.93
HARGIN Mattias 1985  18.97
MYHRER Andre 1983
 2 206355 GERMANY GER 160.00
DUERR Lena 1991  20.02
WALLNER Marina 1994  20.49
LUITZ Stefan 1992
STRASSER Linus 1992  19.08
 3 197319 FRANCE FRA 120.00
BAUD MUGNIER Adeline 1992  19.76
FRASSE SOMBET Coralie 1991  20.00
GRANGE Jean-Baptiste 1984  19.23
LIZEROUX Julien 1979  18.99
 4 296354 ITALY ITA 100.00
COSTAZZA Chiara 1984  20.39
CURTONI Irene 1985  19.90
RAZZOLI Giuliano 1984  19.08
THALER Patrick 1978  19.54
 5 56174 AUSTRIA AUT 60.00
HAASER Ricarda 1993  20.10
TRUPPE Katharina 1996  19.73
DIGRUBER Marc 1988  19.24
MATT Michael 1993  19.51
 5 516280 SWITZERLAND SUI 60.00
HOLDENER Wendy 1993  20.02
MEILLARD Melanie 1998  19.86
AERNI Luca 1993  19.38
YULE Daniel 1993  18.92
 5 425771 NORWAY NOR 60.00
LOESETH Nina 1989  20.21
SKJOELD Maren 1993  20.11
FOSS-SOLEVAAG Sebastian 1991
NORDBOTTEN Jonathan 1989
 5 565401 SLOVENIA SLO 60.00
BUCIK Ana 1993  20.75
DREV Ana 1985  20.65
CATER Martin 1992  19.88
KRANJEC Zan 1992  19.51

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Sean Higgins
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- A Lake Tahoe native and University of Vermont graduate, Higgins was a member of the Catamounts' 2012 NCAA title winning squad and earned first team All-American honors in 2013. Prior to coming to Ski Racing Media, he coached U14s for the Squaw Valley Ski Team.
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