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Sibling rivalry
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Two Swedish sisters, the Hargins, competed against each other in the Freeride World Tour at the weekend in Verbier. They came first and second.

The two sisters, Janette and Christine, are in their early 30's. They are the same height at 1.68m and more or less the same build.

They  were born in Stockholm and currently live there too. 

They come from an Alpine background where the 5 siblings, three brothers and 2 sisters learnt to ski from a very early age, and all seem to be completely mad on snowsports.

The two sisters were in Verbier for the final of the Freeride World Tour and won the top two spots. 

Janette, the older sibling, not only won the Verbier leg but went on to be the women's skiing Freeride World Champion for 2011.

Christine, the younger sister by 3 years, took second place in the Verbier leg of the FWT.

What a great result for the family.

We checked out Janette's bio and were wowed by her skiing background. 

This lady is special.

She's not only a Freeride Champion skier but has represented Sweden in a number of World Cup events and Olympics including Salt Lake in 2002 and Turin in 2006.

Her events listed in her biography include Downhill, SuperG, Giant Slalom, Combined and Big Mountain Freeride, and below is a list of her successes. (www.janettehargin.com)

6 times Swedish champion in alpine skiing
2 times Swedish champion in big mountain extreme skiing
3 times Scandinavian champion in big mountain extreme skiing
6 times top ten in Alpine World cup
3 times top three in Alpine European cup
15 times winning Alpine FIS-race

But you know, they both skied the Bec des Rosses in Verbier with style and confidence.  See the two winning runs below and judge for yourselves.

Janette Hargin - Winning Skiing run in Verbier Xtreme

And her sister, Christine Hargin, takes 2nd place in the 2011 Verbier Xtreme

For the spirit of the mountains

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