Andorra, March 19 (BNA): Norwegian skier Lukas Brathen fought back tears after wrapping up the men’s slalom season title Sunday, finishing second in the final race of the World Cup finals.
The world capped an emotional campaign for Braathen, which included two slalom victories and five podium results, according to the Associated Press.
Ramon Sennhausern held the lead in the first half to beat Brathen by 0.06 seconds and win the race, but the result was not enough for the Swiss skier to overtake the Norwegian in the standings as he remained in third place.
Henrik Kristoffersen finished third by 0.63, 52 points behind teammate Braathen in second place in the final standings. Kristofferson won his third slalom title last season.
Finishing the deciding run in warm, sunny conditions, Braathen bent down and buried his face in his gloves, then looked up and made a V with both hands.