Aleksander Aamodt Kilde

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Aleksander Aamodt Kilde
— Alpine skier —
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.jpg
Giant slalom at Trysil in March 2011
Disciplines Super-G, Downhill,
Combined, Giant slalom
Club Lommedalens IL
Born (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 24)
Bærum, Akershus, Norway
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) [1]
World Cup debut 28 October 2012 (age 20)
Olympics
Teams 1 – (2014)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 2 – (2015, 2017)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 4 – (20142017)
Wins 2 – (1 SG, 1 DH)
Podiums 7 – (5 SG, 1 DH, 1 SC)
Overall titles 0 – (7th in 2016)
Discipline titles 1 – (SG, 2016)

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (born 21 September 1992) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer. He competes in four events with a main focus on super-G.[2] Kilde hails from Bærum and represents the sports club Lommedalens IL.[3]

Career[edit]

Kilde became junior world champion in giant slalom in 2013 at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada,[4] and won the European Cup overall title that season.[2] He also finished second in the Super G at the Norwegian national championships, setting a time 0.11 of a second behind winner Aksel Lund Svindal.[5] He made his World Cup debut in October 2012 and has competed on the circuit since the 2014 season.[6]

Kilde represented Norway in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia,[7] and was 13th in the super-G at Rosa Khutor, but did not finish in the downhill nor the combination, where he placed fourth in the downhill portion of the combined.

Kilde gained his first World Cup podium in a super-G at Val Gardena in December 2015. It was a third place in a Norwegian sweep, following teammates Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
2016 Super G

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2014 21 80 29 55 39
2015 22 75 26 48
2016 23 7 36 1 12 16
2017 24 7 36 29 3 13 3
  • Standings through 16 Mar 2017

Race podiums[edit]

  • 2 wins – (1 SG, 1 DH)
  • 7 podiums – (5 SG, 1 DH, 1 SC)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2016 18 Dec 2015 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Super-G 3rd
30 Jan 2016 Germany Garmisch, Germany Downhill 1st
27 Feb 2016 Austria Hinterstoder, Austria Super-G 1st
17 Mar 2016  Switzerland  St. Moritz, Switzerland Super-G 2nd
2017 16 Dec 2016 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Super-G 2nd
29 Dec 2016 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy Combined 3rd
16 Mar 2017 United States Aspen, USA Super-G 3rd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2015 22 19 26 8
2017 24 DNF1 4 6 4

Olympic results Olympic rings with white rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2014 21 13 DNF DNF2

Personal life[edit]

Although his middle name is derived from his mother's maiden name, he is not related to fellow Norwegian alpine skier Kjetil André Aamodt.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norway Olympic Team and Media Guide Sochi 2014. Norway: Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. 2014. p. 24. 
  2. ^ a b Vi kan snakke om en «Aksel-effekt» NRK. Retrieved 27 January 2014 (in Norwegian).
  3. ^ Lover gullfeiring for verdensmester Kilde Budstikka. Retrieved 27 January 2014 (in Norwegian).
  4. ^ Aamodt Kilde tok storslalåm-gull i junior-VM VG. Retrieved 27 January 2014 (in Norwegian).
  5. ^ a b Mastarciyan, Michael (2 October 2013). "Alpine Young Guns: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde". Federation Internationale de Ski. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  6. ^ KILDE Aleksander Aamodt FIS. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  7. ^ Her er Norges OL-tropp til Sotsji TV2. Retrieved 27 January 2014 (in Norwegian).

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