Mikaela Shiffrin and Alexis Pinturault honored with Longines Rising Ski Stars 2012/2013 award

Mikaela Shiffrin and Alexis Pinturault

Longines, the official timekeeper of the FIS Ski World Cup has honored in Lenzerheide for the first time Mikaela Shiffrin and Alexis Pinturault with the "Longines Rising Ski Stars" award.

The American and the French skiers are the most successful young female and male athletes taking part in the current season of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and they received a prize consisting of a trophy, a watch and a check for 20’000 CHF.

This new competition reflects Longines' continued support for young athletes and joins established events including the "Longines Future Tennis Aces" tournament at Roland Garros for young tennis talents under the age of 13, and the race "Longines Future Racing Stars" during Prix de Diane Longines highlighting young and promising jockeys.