Shiffrin, Hirscher and Weng lead prize money rankings
The 2016/17 World Cup season featured exciting competitions and awarded a large amount of prize money to the best competitors. Below is an overview of the top earners, excluding World Championships (in Swiss francs, CHF).
Alpine star and overall World Cup winner Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) concluded the 2016/17 season as the top prize money earner across all FIS disciplines with CHF 597'692, thanks to 14 podiums of which eleven were victories. Her closest contenders for the overall globe, Ilka Stuhec (SLO) and Lara Gut (SUI) earned 414'314 and 310'418 respectively.
On the men’s side, as in previous years, Marcel Hirscher (AUT) topped the standings. Thanks to 16 podiums of which six were victories, he went home with CHF 528'878. Henrik Kristoffersen and Kjetil Jansrud (both NOR) followed with 294'722 and 283'447 respectively.
In Cross-Country Skiing, Heidi Weng and Martin Johnsrud Sundby (both NOR) who won the overall and distance globes dominated the prize money rankings.
In achieving 21 podiums, of which five were victories, Weng won CHF 215’500 ahead of sprint star Stina Nilsson (SWE) with 131’625 and Krista Parmakoski (FIN) with 126’750.
Sundby earned CHF 184’450 thanks to 14 podiums, of which five were World Cup wins ahead of Sergey Ustiugov (RUS) with 151’250 and shooting star Johannes Klaebo (NOR) with 66’000.
In Ski Jumping, overall World Cup winner Stefan Kraft (AUT) collected CHF 188’500 and dominated the prize money rankings ahead of runner-up Kamil Stoch (POL) who earned 187’400. The ladies’ Ski Jumping World Cup winner Sara Takanashi (JPN) earned CHF 43’650 ahead of teammate Yuki Ito with 36’240 and Maren Lundby (NOR) with 33’000.
As in the past years, Eric Frenzel (GER) was Nordic Combined's top earner with CHF 135’430 thanks to 18 podiums of which ten were victories. His teammates Johannes Rydzek and Fabian Riessle went home with 121’420 and 68’860, respectively.