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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Svindal wins Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine champ
ABC News - 6 days
Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing by winning the men's downhill at the Pyeongchang Games
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Alpine skiing: Svindal storms to another downhill win
Reuters.com - 2 months
VAL GARDENA, Italy (Reuters) - Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal stormed to his second World Cup downhill win of the season after destroying the field at Val Gardena on Saturday.
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Jansrud, Svindal finish 1-2 for Norway in World Cup super-G
Yahoo News - about 1 year
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 2 years
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 2 years
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 2 years
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'A lot of fun': Jansrud beats Svindal in new parallel format
Yahoo News - about 2 years
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 2 years
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 2 years
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 2 years
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Jansrud in spotlight for men's downhill
Yahoo News - about 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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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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.
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  • 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.
  • 2014
    Age 31
    After an Achilles tendon injury in October 2014, Svindal did not compete in World Cup events during the 2015 season.
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  • 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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 28
    Svindal successfully defended his world title in the super combined in 2011 at Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany.
  • 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).
  • 2009
    Age 26
    Fulfilling his comeback during the 2009 season, Svindal won his second overall World Cup over Benjamin Raich of Austria.
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    At the 2009 World Championships, Svindal won the gold in the super combined.
  • 2008
    Age 25
    Svindal missed the remainder of the 2008 season, and returned to World Cup racing in October 2008.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 19
    Additionally, he won four medals at the World Junior Championships in 2002, including gold in combined.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on December 26, 1982.
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