Hansdotter was in second place after the first run, and was close to winning the gold after a blinding second run. However, American Mikaela Shiffrin had a faster finish, meaning she just edged ahead, beating Hansdotter by 34 hundredths of a second.
This was Hansdotters second career World Championship medal, she told Swedish Radio News' sports department:
"I know that Shiffrin skis very well. I thought I had a good run and could see I had a big lead, I thought that I might be able to make it, but then I saw how fast she was at the end. And she's worth it, home turf and everything."