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Club  Nero Alpin
Name  Aksel Svindal
Parents  Bjorn Svindal, Ina Lund
Teams  7 – (2003–15)
Weight  97 kg

Teams  3 – (2006, 2010, 2014)
Height  1.89 m
Website  aksellundsvindal.com
Role  Alpine ski racer
Siblings  Simen Lund Svindal
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Disciplines  Downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, combined
Born  26 December 1982 (age 33) Lorenskog, Akershus, Norway (1982-12-26)
World Cup debut  28 October 2001 (age 18)
Olympic medals  Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's downhill
Similar People  Kjetil Jansrud, Bode Miller, Marcel Hirscher, Julia Mancuso, Ted Ligety
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Aksel Lund Svindal (born 26 December 1982) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Kjeller, Norway.

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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). 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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Career

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. Additionally, he won four medals at the World Junior Championships in 2002, including gold in combined.

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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. Svindal missed the remainder of the 2008 season, and returned to World Cup racing in October 2008. 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.

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At the 2009 World Championships, Svindal won the gold in the super combined. Fulfilling his comeback during the 2009 season, Svindal won his second overall World Cup over Benjamin Raich of Austria. 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.

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At the 2010 Winter Olympics on 15 February, Svindal won the silver medal in the downhill competition in Whistler, 0.07 seconds behind the winner, Didier Défago of Switzerland, and 0.02 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.

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Four days later on 19 February, Svindal won the super-G, his first-ever Olympic gold medal – ahead of Miller (+ 0.28 seconds) and Andrew Weibrecht (+ 0.31 seconds), both of the U.S.

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Svindal successfully defended his world title in the super combined in 2011 at Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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After an Achilles tendon injury in October 2014, Svindal did not compete in World Cup events during the 2015 season. He did enter the World Championships in Colorado in February, and placed sixth in both the downhill and super-G events.

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.

Season titles

11 titles: (2 overall, 2 Downhill, 5 Super-G, 1 Giant slalom, 1 Combined)

Race victories

32 wins – (12 DH, 15 SG, 4 GS, 1 SC)

References

Aksel Lund Svindal Wikipedia


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