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Aksel Lund Svindal, of Norway, was born and bred an alpine skier.

His mom and dad were both skiers and made it very easy for Aksel to carry on the family tradition. His family would go to Geilo (one of the top ski destinations in Norway) often to stay with his grandparents at their cabin. Geilo is where Svindal learned to ski. He received his first pair of skies for his third birthday. That was it – he was hooked. The skis were passed down to his brother and two cousins after him and Aksel still has them at home as a keepsake.

As a professional, Svindal has accomplished five World Championships, three Olympic medals, including a gold, silver and bronze, and two overall World Cup titles. He credits winning the overall world cup as the biggest accomplishment of them all. He’s been in the top four in World Cup rankings every year since 2006.

Not only is Svindal a world class alpine skier, he is a gentleman of the sport.  When discussing the Olympic Games, from which he’s already obtained a gold medal, Svindal states: “The Olympics are a great opportunity to inspire the world and show the good values that sports are built on.


  • 2013 - World Champion - Downhill
  • 2013 - 1st - World Cup Overall - Super G, Downhill
  • 2011 - World Champion - Garmisch - S-Combined
  • 2010 - Olympic Bronze Medal - Vancouver - Slolam
  • 2010 - Olympic Silver Medal - Vancouver - Downhill
  • 2010 - Olympic Gold Medal - Vancouver - Super G
  • 2009 - World Champion - Val d'Isère - S-Combined
  • 2007 - World Champion - Are - Giant Slolam
  • 2007 - World Champion - Are - Downhill


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[TOP 10 N°45] He literally sets himself on fire for an epic freerun

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Burning Rubber and Jumping Road Gaps w/ Svindal and Mikkelsen

Just another day in the office for top downhill skier Aksel Lund Svindal, and World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Andreas Mikkelsen. The two champions met up in the Southwest of Norway for a race to the bottom of the mountain, burning rubber and jumping over road gaps to catch a departing ferry. _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. Watch Red Bull TV: http://www.redbull.tv?wtk=amc14310859... See into our world: http://goo.gl/J49U Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/redbull?... Get a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to our magazine here (US only): http://win.gs/RedBulletinFree Sign up for our Newsletter here: http://win.gs/RedBullNewsletter

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