Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy) (AFP)

Norway won the "Team event", a parallel mixed team event (two women, two men) of the Alpine Skiing Worlds in Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy) on Wednesday, beating Sweden in the final, with Germany taking the medal bronze.

The Norwegians (Thea Louise Stjernesund, Sebastian Foss-Solevaag, Kristina Riis-Johannessen and Fabian Wilkens Solheim) dominated Japan in the 8th, the United States in the quarterfinals and then created a surprise against Switzerland in the semi-finals before beating the Sweden (Estelle Alphand, Kristoffer Jakobsen, Sara Hector and Mattias Roenngren) in the final.

This is the first time that Norway has been crowned in this format offered for the 8th time at the Worlds.

The title holder Switzerland (Wendy Holdener, Sandro Simonet, Camille Rast and Semyel Bissig) was dominated by Germany (Emma Aicher, Stefan Luitz, Andrea Filser and Alexander Schmid) in the small final.

France had decided not to line up, citing a too tight schedule and a lack of density to field a competitive team.

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