Women's Alpine skiing closes gender gap

For the women of Sweden's ski team, the increased popularity of women's downhill skiing means that a rise to the top can yield big prizes.

    The Swedish women's team has been dominant in Scandinavia, and, as they take on all challengers on their home snow, the stakes have never been higher.

    The battle for gender equality is an ongoing struggle in many sports but, thanks to the likes of Lindsey Vonn, the spotlight and potential income for winning at the Alpine Skiing World Championships favour the women just as much as the men.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports from Sweden.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Remembering Chernobyl

    Remembering Chernobyl

    The fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion remains as politicised as ever, 28 years on.