Svindal wins gold in men's super-G at Winter Olympics

13:26, February 20, 2010      

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The Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal won the men's super G Friday at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.


Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal skis during the men's Alpine Skiing Super-G race at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Svindal finished the descent in one minute and 30.34 seconds to knock American Bode Miller from the top spot by 0.28 seconds. Miller won the silver medal.

Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S. was third in 1:30.65.


Silver medalist Bode Miller of the U.S., Norway's gold medalist Aksel Lund Svindal and bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S. (L-R) wave from the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's Alpine Skiing Super-G race at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Lund Svindal, a two-time World Cup overall champion, made a strong comeback in 2008-09 after a horrific crash. His victory Friday was the fourth gold medal for Norway in super G.

Svindal's countryman Kjetil Andre Aamodt won three of the six gold medals in the discipline after it was introduced to the Olympics at Calgary in 1988.


Norway's gold medalist Aksel Lund Svindal lifts up his skis during the victory ceremony of the men's Alpine Skiing Super-G race at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

For Scandanavians, it is very easy to feel good in North America, especially Canada," said Svindal.

Source: Xinhua
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