Johannes Strolz of Austria claimed gold in Alpine combined today, 34 years after his father ©Getty Images

Austrian Johannes Strolz followed in his father's footsteps to continue a great start to 2022 by winning the men's Alpine combined gold medal at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre.

The 29-year-old - who only won his first World Cup race and podium in January - pulled out a slalom leg far in front of the rest of the field.

His father, Hubert Strolz, won Olympic gold in the event at Calgary 1988, as well as silver in the giant slalom.

This makes them the first father-son gold medallists in Alpine skiing and the second in Winter Olympics after American ice hockey players Bill and Dave Christian.

Strolz was in contention after the downhill section, in which he was fourth to downhill World Cup leader Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway and Canadians James Crawford and Brodie Seger.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway took the silver medal ©Getty Images
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway took the silver medal ©Getty Images

The Austrian's slalom run was far in front of anyone else, crossing the line in 47.56sec, 0.58 seconds in front of his closest challenger, Israel's Barnabas Szollos.

He finished with a combined time of 2min 31.43sec, beating Kilde who was more than a second adrift on the slalom and finished 0.59 behind the winner.

Crawford - who has never made the podium in a World Cup season - took the bronze medal a further nine-hundredths of a second back.

Justin Murisier of Switzerland and Marco Schwarz of Austria completed the top five.

France's Alexis Pinturault was among those who did not finish.