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Aksel Lund Svindal

Birthday:
1982-12-26
Genere:
male
Nationality:
Norway
Favorite World Cup:
Beaver Creek and Val Gardena
FIS:
Aksel Lund Svindal at FIS

Biography

Entering retirement with a Silver medal. Aksel Lund Svindal had a highly successful skiing career over the years. The Norwegian athlete won just about everything there is to win. He was Olympic champion twice, World champion five times and overall World Cup winner twice as well. He also won nine Crystal Globes and celebrated 36 World Cup victories. Svindal said goodbye to skiing in style: after a serious knee injury, he succeeded - following several comeback attempts - to win the Silver medal in the Downhill on his final race at the 2019 World Championships. Sport plays a major role in his private life too: Aksel Lund Svindal loves freeriding, water sports, motocross, and music. And, in recent years, he has participated in a number of start-up companies.

Career Highlights

World Ski Championship

2019
Year City
Are 2nd Downhill

World Cup

2018
Year City
Beaver Creek 3rd Super G
Beaver Creek 3rd Downhill
Are 3rd Super G
Kvitfjell 3rd Downhill
Kitzbuehel 1st Super G
Wengen 2nd Downhill
2017
Year City
Bormio 2nd Downhill
Val Gardena/Groeden 1st Downhill
Beaver Creek 1st Downhill
Lake Louise 3rd Downhill
2016
Year City
Val Gardena/Groeden 2nd Downhill
Val d'Isère 3rd Downhill
Val d'Isère 2nd Super G
Kitzbuehel 1st Super G
Wengen 1st Downhill
Wengen 2nd Alpine combined
2015
Year City
Alta Badia 2nd Parallel Giant Slalom
Val Gardena/Groeden 1st Downhill
Val Gardena/Groeden 1st Super G

Olympic Games

2018
Year City
PyeongChang 1st Downhill