Henrik Kristoffersen was first introduced to skiing by his father, former ski racer Lars Kristoffersen, at the age of five. From the age of eight, it was his dream to become a professional skier, so Lars began to coach him. "I love skiing, that's the reason I do it," says Henrik. "I just love the feeling I get when I do a turn. That feeling is one of the best feelings I can have in my life."
As Kristoffersen's skiing career kicked off, he rapidly went from one success to another. In 2012 – at the age of 17 – he not only won his first Junior Worlds title, but he also won his first European Cup race. He then went on to score his first FIS World Cup podium at 19, and in early 2014 the Norwegian clinched another third place in Adelboden, a second place in the Austrian town of Kitzbühel and eventually his first win, in front of 45,000 people, at the Schladming night race, also in Austria.
In February 2014, Kristoffersen made history by becoming the youngest male medalist in Olympic alpine skiing when he won slalom bronze at Sochi. In March 2015, he collected Junior Worlds titles number five and six, setting a new men's record. By the end of the season, he had won eight FIS Junior Worlds medals, another all-time high. "It's cool to be the record-holder on the men's side. But success doesn't come easy. There's a lot of hard work involved," he says.
The success continued in 2015 and 2016, with FIS World Cup wins everywhere from Val d'Isère in France to Wengen in Switzerland, and more glory in Kitzbühel and Schladming.
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