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Aksel Lund Svindal

Aksel Lund Svindal
Alpine Skiing NOR

Aksel Lund Svindal

Aksel Lund Svindal
  • Birth date 12/26/1982
  • Birthplace Lørenskog
  • Residence Innsbruck
  • Height/Weight 6'2"/
  • Olympics 2006, 2010, 2014

Biography

Svindal, at 6-foot-5, towers over most of his rivals. He has used his size to his advantage, becoming the first Norwegian skier to win at least one gold medal at four consecutive world championships. He also won an Olympic medal in every color at the 2010 Games, including gold in super-G. He just missed a return to an Olympic podium in Sochi, finishing fourth in the downhill.
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Getting to know Aksel Lund Svindal

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Svindal started skiing at the age of 3.

2

He has spent time in Silicon Valley learning about tech startups.

3

He once ruptured an Achilles tendon not on the slopes, but playing soccer.

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