Triple gold for Axelle Gachet-Mollaret, individual world champion
A third world title for Axelle Gachet-Mollaret this week. Aftertag team gold with Emily Harrop and on the vertical race, the French offered her 9th career world champion title by winning the individual race, the queen race of ski mountaineering, this Saturday in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Undefeated in this discipline for two years, Axelle Gachet-Mollaret completed the course in 1h16′, just over three minutes ahead of an Italian duo, in silver and bronze, Alba de Silvestro and Giulia Murada. Frenchwoman Célia Perillat-Pessay took 6th place (nearly 5 minutes behind her compatriot).
Among the men, the Swiss Rémi Bonnet won the title (1h19′), ahead of three Italians. Five French people slipped into the top 10: William Bon Mardion (5th), Thibault Anselmet (7th), Xavier Gachet 8th), Samuel Equy (9th) and Anselme Damevin (10th).
There is one race left during these World Championships: the mixed relay (Olympic event in 2026), Sunday.