SCHLADMING, Austria – Overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher won the men’s slalom title on the last day of the skiing world championships for his first individual gold at a major event.
Hirscher held onto his first-run lead to finish in a combined time of 1 minute, 51.03 seconds.
Felix Neureuther of Germany was 0.41 seconds back in second. Mario Matt of Austria took third, 0.65 behind.
Three-time champion Ted Ligety of the United States skied out in the first run.
Hirscher, who finished second to Ligety in the giant slalom, missed the 2011 worlds because of a broken foot.
Hirscher’s victory earned the host nation its second gold of the worlds, after the mixed team event.