"Heia Norge": Svindal wins Super-G in all-Norwegian Podium!

Three Norwegians take the podium of the Super-G on the Saslong: Aksel Lund Svindal ahead of Kjetil Jansrud and the young Aleksander Aamodt Kilde. 

The Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal remains the man of the hour! He celebrates his fourth win of the season in perfect conditions and unseasonal warm temperatures here in Val Gardena/Gröden inching closer to Marcel Hirscher’s Overall World Cup standings but still 23 points behind. Last year’s winner Kjetil Jansrud wins Silver with 0.34 distance showing that he recovered well from his illness. A big success story also for 23-year-old Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who is rounding out the podium with his first medal in 33rd World Cup races. Nobody could beat him on the upper part of the track and he only missed gold in the Final Schuss section. Fourth place is Austrian Matthias Mayer with +0.54 seconds showing that he is still in great form after a 2nd place in Lake Louise. Best Italian skier is Domink Paris from Ulten is 8th with a delay of +1.25. Best American is 5th placed Andrew Weibrecht.

This is not the first time one nation takes home the podium on the Saslong. In 2004, three Austrians took home three Super-G medals: Michael Walchhofer ahead of Hermann Maier and Benjamin Raich.