Bumper Season For Level Gloves' World Cup Athletes

The 2023/24 World Cup season was a special one, with many victories, some cancelled races, new faces and old glories of alpine skiing.

Federica Brignone: The Italian queen finished second in the overall standings with seven victories, 16 podiums and 29 top-10 finishes. This excellent result confirms Federica Brignone as one of the most successful athletes in World Cup history.

Among the Level athletes, Valerie Grenier (CAN) stood out with her first place in the GS in Kranjska Gora - a result she repeated after her first victory last year in the same resort - and Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) won the downhill in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

The Norwegian skier's first place concluded a spectacular career after many years of excitement on the FIS circuit. American, fast and with character, AJ Hurt showed that she is ready to compete with the best on the tour after two podiums in Kranjska Gora and Soldeu - in Slalom and GS respectively.

Ester Ledecka (CZE) waited until the end of the season in Saalbach to show her claws. After a season of ups and downs, the Czech took the podium in Super G. 

In the men's world, Aleksander Kilde's (NOR) injury left the whole sporting world with bated breath. Fear and concern were only alleviated after the Norwegian team announced the successful operations on the 2023 World Cup champion's leg and shoulder.

Among the other Norwegians, Atle Lie McGrath (NOR) finished the season with two second places in the slaloms of Wengen and Adelboden and a third-best place in the GS in Aspen. He was followed by Alexander Steen Olsen (NOR) in second place in the GS in Bansko. Bryce Bennett (US) took the top step of the podium in the Val Gardena downhill.

The American won for the second time in the World Cup in the same resort where he had dominated in 2021. River Radamus (US) took his first podium in the Palisades Tahoe Giant Slalom in front of his home crowd. 

The Kitzbuhel downhill was full of excitement thanks to Florian Schieder's (ITA) second place and Cameron Alexander's (CAN) fifth place. The Canadian has started to get used to excellent results. During this season he won two podiums in Bormio and Kvitfjell in downhill and finished six times among the ten fastest athletes.

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