Wendy Holdener, centre, and Anna Swenn Larsson claimed a joint gold at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Killington ©Getty Images

Wendy Holdener and Anna Swenn Larsson claimed joint gold in the slalom discipline at the International Ski and Snowboard Federation Alpine Ski World Cup in Killington in the United States.

Holdener of Switzerland and Swenn Larsson, of Sweden, both finished in a total time of 1min 42.97sec after two runs, sharing the gold medal.

The result was the first tie in a women’s World Cup skiing race since Maria Holf-Reisch of Germany and Finland’s Tanja Poutiainen in Flachau, Austria in 2011.

Holdener enjoyed the quicker first run of 50.56sec, following up with 52.41, while Swenn Larsson finished her first run in 50.73, before a slower 52.24 in run two to finish in an identical time to Holdener.

For Holdener, bronze medallist in the discipline at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, the gold medal was a first victory in the discipline after recording 30 podium finishes.

Meanwhile, Swenn Larsson became the first Swedish athlete to win a slalom World Cup race since January 2017, and the oldest debut winner in a World Cup event.

The podium was completed by Katharina Truppe of Austria in 1:43.19, after runs of 51.38 and 51.81.

Current Olympic champion in the discipline Petra Vlhová of Slovakia finished fourth in 1:43.41, while Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States, who won both slalom races in last weekend’s World Cup at Levi in Finland, finished fifth in 1:43.56.

The women’s Alpine Ski World Cup circuit is due to continue in Lake Louise, Canada, with two downhill and one Super-G race, from December 2 to 4.