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Winter Olympics: Aksel Lund Svindal wins downhill gold at 35 in Pyeongchang

Thursday - 15/02/2018 11:37
Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic alpine skiing champion as he held off Kjetil Jansrud to win downhill gold at the age of 35.
XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times
 

He finished 0.12 seconds ahead of compatriot Jansrud, with Swiss world champion Beat Feuz taking bronze in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Svindal won super-G gold at Vancouver 2010 but finished fourth when favourite for the downhill at Sochi 2014.

"It feels pretty good. I'm extremely happy," said Svindal.

"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. That's bigger than any record."

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