France's Arthur Bauchet claimed his second gold medal at the World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Kranjska Gora after successfully defending his men's slalom standing title today.
Fresh from winning the giant slalom event on Monday (January 21), Bauchet triumphed with a time of 1min 43.71sec in the Slovenian town.
He obliterated the field in his first slalom run to take a 3.82-second lead and extended it to 7.47 seconds in the second.
"It's a dream come true," Bauchet, who now has a total of four world titles to his name, said.
"After my win in GS (giant slalom), I think 'yeah, you did it, but now focus on the slalom'.
"I was focused on it and I did it again, so I can't dream of anything better."
Switzerland's Thomas Pfyl finished second in 1:51.18, while Australian veteran Mitchell Gourley came third in 1:53.25.
Also defending his world title on a day dedicated to men's slalom racing was The Netherlands' Jeroen Kampschreur, who came out on top in the sitting event.
The 19-year-old clocked a time of 1:50.98 to beat rival Jesper Pedersen of Norway by a margin of 3.82 seconds.
Poland's Igor Sikorski took the bronze medal, finishing 8.13 seconds after Kampschreur.
Slovakia looked poised to extend their winning streak in the visually impaired event but Jakub Krako's celebration was premature as he was disqualified for straddling a gate.
Team-mate Marek Kubacka, who was victorious in the men's giant slalom to add to Henrieta Farkašová's success in the women’s equivalent, was disqualified for the same error in the first run.
With Krako’s disqualification, the gold medal went to Paralympic champion Giacomo Bertagnolli of Italy and his guide Fabrizio Casal in 1:55.43.
The silver medal was passed onto another Slovakian, Miroslav Haraus, who did not manage to finish the race at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio in Italy, with a time of 1:57.07.
Austria's Josef Lahner wrapped up the podium in 1:58.73.
Women's slalom races are next on the schedule and are due to be held tomorrow.