Triple Crown of Alpine Skiing

The Triple Crown of Alpine Skiing consists of three different types of alpine skiing events. A Triple Crown winner wins all three World Cup titles in one season in or all three Gold medals at the Winter Olympic Games in the following:

  1. Slalom
  2. Giant Slalom
  3. Downhill

Only two people have ever accomplished the feat.

  • Austrian skier Toni Sailer was the first person to win the Triple Crown of Alpine Skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics
  • At the 1968 Winter Olympic Games French skier, Jean-Claude Killy won the Triple Crown.

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