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Aksel Lund Svindal
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Birthdate: December 26, 1982
Birthplace: Loerenskog, Norway
Hometown: Kjeller, Norway
Residence: Kjeller, Norway
Ht: / Wt: 6'4" / 220 lbs
Olympics: 2006
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Getting to know: Aksel Lund Svindal

Medalist in three events at the 2010 Games: super-G (gold), downhill (silver) and giant slalom (bronze) ... Men's 2009 overall World Cup champion ... An extremely sociable and popular champion, he won the Norwegian Sports Role Model of the Year in 2009 ... Suffered a horrific crash in the Bird of Prey downhill at Beaver Creek in 2007, then won the event the following year.

Results

DateEvent RankResults
Wed, Feb 10 - 10:30aDownhill (Training Run 1)   
Thu, Feb 11 - 9:30aDownhill (Training Run 2) 71:35.19
Fri, Feb 12 - 1:30pDownhill (Training Run 3)   
Mon, Feb 15 - 10:30aDownhillMedal Silver21:54.38
Tue, Feb 23 - 9:30aGiant Slalom, Run 1 of 2 31:17.43
Tue, Feb 23 - 1:00pGiant Slalom, Run 2 of 2Medal Bronze32:38.44
Fri, Feb 19 - 11:30aSuper-GMedal Gold11:30.34
Mon, Feb 15 - 9:00aSuper-Combined, Downhill (Training Run 2)   
Sat, Feb 20 - 10:00aSuper-Combined, Downhill (Training Run 1)   
Sun, Feb 21 - 9:30aSuper-Combined, Downhill 11:53.15
Sun, Feb 21 - 12:15pSuper-Combined, Slalom   

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    Who am I?

    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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