Switzerland won the mixed team event at the Alpine Skiing World Championships ©Getty Images

Olympic mixed team gold medallists Switzerland today clinched a second major title with victory at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Åre.

Wendy Holdener, Daniel Yule, Aline Danioth and Ramon Zenhaeusern combined to defeat Austria in the final at the Swedish resort.

The discipline, which made its Olympic debut at Pyeongchang 2018, features two male and two female skiers on each team, who compete in parallel slalom races.

Three victories are enough for a team to win and advance, while time is taken into consideration if a match ends 2-2.

Sixteen countries took part in knock-out clashes with the Swiss defeating Austria by just 0.77sec after the big final ended deadlocked.

Holdener, already the Alpine combined world champion from Åre, defeated Austria's Katharina Liensberger in her race.

Switzerland defeated Austria in the final by 0.77sec ©Getty Images
Switzerland defeated Austria in the final by 0.77sec ©Getty Images

Austrians Michael Matt and Katharina Truppe beat Yule and Danioth respectively, but Swiss racer Zenhaeusern saw off Marco Schwarz. 

It all came down to time with Switzerland clocking 48.13 to win by the smallest of margins.

Holdener, Yule and Zenhaeusern were all members of the team that won in Pyeongchang.

Italy won the bronze medals after beating Germany 3-1 in the small final.

After a rest day tomorrow, the Championships will continue on Thursday (February 14) with the women's giant slalom.