Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen came out on top in the men's slalom event at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Schladming ©Getty Images

Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen increased his lead at the top of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup overall standings after winning the men's slalom event in Austrian town Schladming this evening.

The 25-year-old clocked a time of 1min 42.37sec to beat nearest challenger Alexis Pinturault of France by 0.34 seconds on the Planai course.

Switzerland's Daniel Yule, winner of the slalom event in Kitzbühel on Sunday (January 26), was a further 0.49 seconds behind in third place.

Victory for Kristoffersen is the fourth of his career in the Schladming slalom.

It moves him onto 841 points at the summit of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup overall standings.

France's Alexis Pinturault was the runner-up ©Getty Images
France's Alexis Pinturault was the runner-up ©Getty Images

Pinturault has risen up to second place with 722 points, while Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who did not compete today, has dropped to third with 700.

In the World Cup slalom standings, Kristoffersen is out in front with 552 points.

Yule occupies second spot on 495 points, while France's Clément Noël, today's fourth-place finisher, is third on 450.

The men's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup season is due to continue in German town Garmisch-Partenkirchen this weekend.

A downhill event on Saturday (February 1) will be followed by a giant slalom competition on Sunday (February 2).