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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Norway’s winning streak continues at World Cup

Never Norwegians won so many men’s alpine World Cup events as they have this season. The winning streak continued when Aksel Lund Svindal became the first Norwegian to win at Wengen in 17 years over the weekend.

Svindal is roaring down the mountainsides this winter, with commentators claiming he’s never been better. Teammate Kjetil Jansrud has been having a good season, too, but not as good as Svindal.

“Kjetil was unfortunate with conditions,” Svindal said after winning the men’s downhill at Wengen on Saturday. It was his sixth victory this season and Svindal himself, not one to boast, agreed he’s doing better than ever before

“As a downhill racer, I am,” he told newspaper Aftenposten. “I’m more complete, just faster in most places. And my equipment is really good.”

He took over the lead in the World Cup after 18 of 44 races. Marcel Hirscher of Austria is second with Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen in third place, also after winning Sunday’s slalom in Wengen. Jansrud was fourth. staff



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