Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service
Norwegian fights back from injury for record fourth Beaver Creek downhill.
Aksel Lund Svindal showed the alpine skiing world that he is back in business following his knee injury nightmare by edging out Beat Feuz and Thomas Dressen for a record fourth Beaver Creek downhill win in the USA
The 34-year-old Norwegian, who was first down the mountain, revealed: “When you’re going first you’re not going to get a course report so you really need to be committed. If you can do that I think it is an advantage.”
Aksel Lund Svindal fact file
– He gifted himself and his fans an early present ahead of his Christmas Day birthday.
– Svindal moves past Bode Miller and Hermann Maier (3) for Beaver Creek downhill wins.
– The Norwegian has won 33 FIS World Cup races to equal Miller in eight place all-time.
– Did you know? Svindal spent a year in Silicon Valley when he was out injured in 2014.
– Did you know? He melted down his first World Ski Championship downhill gold medal from 2007.