Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service
Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal set to compete in Lake Louise World Cup races.
Aksel Lund Svindal will make his return to competitive skiing at Lake Louise this weekend following a lengthy lay-off with a knee injury.
In January, the Norwegian, one of the most decorated skiers in history, suffered a detached meniscus.
Having already undergone a six-month rehab programme to get fit from an anterior cruciate ligament injury a year earlier, he was forced to undergo surgery once more.
At the time of the latest setback, he had said: “Here we go again. The good part is that there are great chances of this being much better next winter. The bad part is that it’s back to the crutches and no more skiing this winter.”
But Svindal, who had been hopeful of competing in Solden last month before high winds saw the event cancelled, has declared himself fit for the downhill and giant slalom races at Lake Louise.
The 34-year-old has set himself on World Cup glory this season and competing in Pyeongchang. He boasts two overall World Cup titles and nine discipline titles in all.
And at the 2010 Games in Vancouver he won Super-G gold, silver in the downhill and a bronze in the slalom.