Winter Olympics: Aksel Lund Svindal wins downhill gold in Pyeongchang

BBC News

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic alpine skiing champion as he held off compatriot Kjetil Jansrud to win downhill gold. Svindal took super-G gold at Vancouver 2010 but finished a disappointing fourth when favourite for the downhill at Sochi 2014. However, the 35-year-old finished 0.12 seconds ahead of Jansrud with Swiss world champion Beat Feuz third. I'm extremely happy," said Svindal. "I think the record is a thing you think about after but right now it's just the emotions when you cross the finish line and you see that you're ahead and that's bigger than any record."


Skiing: Lindsey Vonn takes super-G for her first win this season

Los Angeles Times

Lindsey Vonn powered down a shortened course to win a World Cup super-G race in Val D'Isere, France, on Saturday and clinch her first victory of the season.



'Like a Fairytale': Svindal Wins World Silver in Final Ski

U.S. News

Svindal, the two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion, came down three racers later and admitted to being nervous. He was 0.08 seconds ahead at the first checkpoint, 0.02 behind at the second, and then 0.10 adrift as he came round the final few bends of his skiing career. He soared down the hill and over the line, to almost deafening roars.


Federica Brignone edges Lara Gut for super-G win; Lindsey Vonn is ninth

Los Angeles Times

After winning a women's World Cup super-G at Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria,, on Saturday, Federica Brignone dedicated her victory to Italian teammate Elena Fanchini.