Norway's Jesper Pedersen has finished on the podium in five Alpine skiing events at the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer ©Getty Images

Norway's Jesper Pedersen collected a third Alpine skiing gold medal at the home World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, triumphing in a dramatic men's slalom sitting race.

Dutch defending champion Jeroen Kampschreur had looked on course for victory, but slid out of the race with just two gates remaining on his second run at the Hafjell resort.

Downhill and giant slalom winner Pedersen took full advantage, clocking 1min 27.61sec to earn another gold.

The Norwegian has also won silvers in the super-G and super combined events.

"To be able to take three golds here at home, it’s pretty amazing," he admitted.

"It’s been a lot of pressure of course, but I’m very happy to be able to take the three golds from here.

"I was hoping for this.

"This is what I’ve been training for these last three years so it’s amazing to be able to take home the golds from Norway.

"And now we can look forward to Beijing."

Victor Pierrel of France collected a first medal of the Championships as he finished second in 1:30.28, while The Netherlands' Niels de Langen was third in 1:31.37.

Reigning Paralympic champion Matti Suur-Hamari of Finland triumphed in the men's SB-LL2 snowboard cross event in Lillehammer ©Getty Images
Reigning Paralympic champion Matti Suur-Hamari of Finland triumphed in the men's SB-LL2 snowboard cross event in Lillehammer ©Getty Images

Frenchman Arthur Bauchet successfully defended his world title in the slalom standing event, with his closest rival for much of the race in Aleksei Bugaev of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) falling in the closing stages and slipping to sixth place.

Bauchet finished in 1:25.47, which was 4.73 seconds quicker than reigning Paralympic champion Adam Hall of New Zealand.

The RPC's Alexander Alyabyev finished in 1:31.77 to take bronze.

In the visually impaired class, Austria’s Johannes Aigner narrowly secured a first gold medal at the Championships in 1:28.18, beating defending champion Giacomo Bertagnolli of Italy by just 0.11 seconds.

Ten-time Paralympic medallist Jakub Krako of Slovakia placed third in 1:29.22.

In today's snowboard cross action, Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic champion Matti Suur-Hamari triumphed in the men's SB-LL2 classification in Lillehammer.

The Finn clocked 57.90sec in a tight final, seeing off a challenge from Australia's Ben Tudhope and the United States' Evan Strong, who were 0.37 and 0.54 seconds slower respectively.

Canada's Tyler Turner earned a maiden World Championships victory in the men's SB-LL1 classification, crossing the finish line in 59.21.

Paralympic champion Mike Schultz of the US was second, 1.56 seconds off the pace, with his compatriot Tyler Burdick taking bronze.

Maxine Montaggioni of France successfully defended his SB-UL title and earned his second gold of this year's Championships, overtaking Britain's James Barnes-Miller on the final turn.

Montaggioni finished in 59.88, 0.17 seconds quicker than Barnes-Miller and 1.45 seconds quicker than Mikhail Slinkin of the RPC.

In the women's events, three-time Paralympic medallist Cecile Hernandez of France came out on top in the SB-LL1 competition, recording a time of 1:05.82 to beat Pyeongchang 2018 champion Brenna Huckaby of the US by 0.20 seconds.

Bronze went to Switzerland’s Ellen Walther, who was 9.25 seconds shy of Hernandez.

The Netherlands' Lisa Bunschoten made it back-to-back SB-LL2 snowboard cross world titles and picked up a second gold of this year's Championships, finishing in 1:09.23.

Canada’s Lisa DeJong secured silver 0.48 seconds behind the race winner, with third-placed Renske Van Beek 3.63 seconds shy of her compatriot Bunschoten.

Monika Kotzian of Poland took the SB-UL title, with Spain's Irati Idiakez Lopez disqualified.

Medals are due to be up for grabs in Alpine skiing, snowboard and cross-country skiing on the penultimate day of the Championships tomorrow.