Aksel Lund Svindal
Alpine skier
Aksel Lund Svindal
Aksel Lund Svindal is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Kjeller, Norway. Born in Lørenskog, he is a two-time overal World Cup champion, an Olympic gold medalist in Super G at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and a four-time World Champion in downhill, giant slalom, and super combined.
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Jansrud, Svindal finish 1-2 for Norway in World Cup super-G
Yahoo News - 3 months
VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — It was another great day for Norway in the first men's speed race of the season with Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal finishing 1-2 in a super-G on Friday.
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85-degree drop in race leads to dramatic crashes
CNN - about 1 year
The world's most dangerous ski race left spectators gasping, while Ski World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal suffered a season-ending knee injury.
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Pinturault tops all-French podium in Kitzbuhel, Svindal crashes
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Aksel Lund Svindal crashed and Marcel Hirscher was disqualified in the slalom, with Alexis Pinturault winning the Kitzbuhel alpine combined.
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Aksel Lund Svindal: Ski hero to Silicon Valley virgin
CNN - about 1 year
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'A lot of fun': Jansrud beats Svindal in new parallel format
Yahoo News - about 1 year
LA VILLA, Italy (AP) — With Norwegian standouts Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal taking the top two spots, the new head-to-head event of parallel giant slalom made a positive debut on the World Cup circuit in Alta Badia on Monday night.
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Aksel Lund Svindal speeds down the course on his way to win an alpine ski, men's World Cup super-G, in Val Gardena, Italy, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Aksel Lund Svindal speeds down the course on his way to win an alpine ski, men's World Cup super-G, in Val Gardena, Italy, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)
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After Long Layoff, Aksel Svindal Is Back on Top of World Cup Circuit
NYTimes - about 1 year
After nearly a year out of action with an injury, Svindal, a Norwegian downhill and super-G speedster, dispelled doubts about his form with wins at Lake Louise.
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Aksel Lund Svindal wastes no time in ski comeback
CNN - about 1 year
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Jansrud in spotlight for men's downhill
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By Mark Lamport-Stokes BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (Reuters) - The spotlight at the alpine ski world championships will once again fall on in-form Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud, who is unquestionably the man to beat in the men's blue riband downhill on Saturday. As Olympic champion, Jansrud was the gold medal favorite for Super-G, the opening event on the men's program at Beaver Creek, but had to settle for fourth place after hitting the first gate and injuring his left shoulder. "His shoulder is beaten up a little bit but it's not too bad," said compatriot Aksel Lund Svindal, a five-times gold medallist at the worlds who finished sixth in the men's Super-G on Thursday. He will race on Saturday." Jansrud, who has yet to earn a world championships medal, won bronze in the men's downhill at the 2014 Sochi Olympics where Christof Innerhofer of Italy took silver and Austria's Matthias Mayer the gold.
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Aksel Lund Svindal Set to Compete at Alpine Championships
NYTimes - about 2 years
Svindal, the defending downhill world champion, who missed three months with a torn Achilles’ tendon, will compete in the super-G and downhill events.
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Svindal, Miller back from injuries, plan to race at worlds
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Bode Miller and Aksel Lund Svindal will compete in just about anything, even who can return faster from surgery. A little over two months removed from a procedure to fix a herniated disk in his back, the 37-year-old Miller said Monday he's hoping to race in the super-G, downhill and possibly the super-combined at the world championships. Later that day, and not to be outdone, Svindal, the standout from Norway, announced he was going to test out his torn left Achilles in a downhill training session Tuesday to see if it can hold up to the rigors of racing. Although they're on the mend, no way these two veterans - with a combined 781 World Cup starts and nine Olympic medals - can be any sort of factor at worlds, right?
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Alpine skiing: Svindal heads home after poor Games
Reuters.com - about 3 years
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal is heading home on Tuesday without competing in his final two races at the Olympic Games after failing to win a medal despite dominating the World Cup season.
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Miller and Svindal aim to end Sochi ski drought
Reuters.com - about 3 years
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - American Bode Miller and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway will be seeking to end a surprise Sochi medal drought on Sunday when they race in the super-G, the last speed race of the Olympic Alpine skiing program.
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What It’s Like to Just Miss a Medal
NYTimes - about 3 years
“It is pretty much the worst place to be,” said Aksel Lund Svindal, who missed a bronze medal in Men’s Downhill by 0.19 seconds.
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Fourth Place: Just Missing a Medal
NYTimes - about 3 years
“It is pretty much the worst place to be,” said Aksel Lund Svindal, above, who missed a medal in Men’s Downhill by 0.19 seconds.
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SOCHI SCENE: A crime of yogurt
Fox News - about 3 years
Downhill skier Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway has a confession to make — he swiped some yogurt.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Aksel Lund Svindal
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 33
    After his season long injury, Svindal had a very strong start to the 2016 season. He managed seven world cup victories before he sustained a season-ending knee injury under tough conditions in Kitzbühel, Austria. Svindal dated alpine racer Julia Mancuso of the U.S. for three years, until the couple split up in September 2013.
    More Details Hide Details 11 titles: (2 overall, 2 DH, 5 SG, 1 GS, 1 K) 32 wins – (12 DH, 15 SG, 4 GS, 1 SC)
  • 2015
    Age 32
    Through December 4, 2015, Svindal has won eight World Championship medals, three Olympic medals, two overall World Cup and nine discipline titles (in downhill, super-G, giant slalom, and combined), and 28 World Cup races.
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  • 2014
    Age 31
    After an Achilles tendon injury in October 2014, Svindal did not compete in World Cup events during the 2015 season.
    More Details Hide Details He did enter the World Championships in Colorado in February, and placed sixth in both the downhill and super-G events.
  • 2013
    Age 30
    With his victory in the downhill in 2013, Svindal became the first male alpine racer to win titles in four consecutive world championships.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 28
    Svindal successfully defended his world title in the super combined in 2011 at Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany.
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  • 2010
    Age 27
    Born in Lørenskog in Akershus county, Svindal is a two-time overall World Cup champion (2007 and 2009), an Olympic gold medalist in super-G at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and a five-time World Champion in downhill, giant slalom, and super combined (2007 Åre, 2009 Val-d'Isère, 2011 Garmisch, and 2013 Schladming).
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  • 2009
    Age 26
    Fulfilling his comeback during the 2009 season, Svindal won his second overall World Cup over Benjamin Raich of Austria.
    More Details Hide Details Entering the last race of the season, a slalom at the World Cup finals in Åre, Sweden, Svindal led Raich by just two points. They had won the two previous races (a downhill and giant slalom respectively), with Svindal leading but Raich was the favorite as a specialist in slalom. Both skiers went off course and did not finish the slalom, so the Norwegian became the overall World Cup winner. He also won his fourth discipline title, his second in super G. At the 2010 Winter Olympics on 15 February, Svindal won the silver medal in the downhill competition in Whistler, .07 seconds behind the winner, Didier Défago of Switzerland, and .02 seconds ahead of bronze medalist Bode Miller of the United States. Svindal's medal was Norway's hundredth silver medal at the Winter Olympics, the most for any nation.
    At the 2009 World Championships, Svindal won the gold in the super combined.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    Svindal missed the remainder of the 2008 season, and returned to World Cup racing in October 2008.
    More Details Hide Details His first two victories following his return were a downhill and a super-G in Beaver Creek, on the same Birds of Prey course where he was injured the year before.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 19
    Additionally, he won four medals at the World Junior Championships in 2002, including gold in combined.
    More Details Hide Details On 27 November 2007, during the first training run for the Birds of Prey downhill race in Beaver Creek, Colorado, Svindal crashed badly after landing a jump. He somersaulted into a safety fence and was taken to Vail Valley Medical Center with broken bones in his face and a six-inch (15 cm) laceration to his groin and abdominal area.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on December 26, 1982.
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