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 Sk Skiclub
Born (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 23)
Bærum, Akershus, Norway
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in) [1]
World Cup debut 28 October 2012 (age 20)
Olympics
Teams 1 – (2014)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 1 – (2015)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 3rd – (201416)
Wins 2 – (1 SG, 1 DH)
Podiums 4 – (3 SG, 1 DH)
Overall titles 0 – (7th in 2016)
Discipline titles 1 – (1 SG, 2016)

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (born 21 September 1992) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer. He competes in all events with a main focus on super-G.[2] Kilde hails from Bærum in Akershus county, just west of Oslo, and represents the sports club Lommedalens IL.[3] Although his middle name is derived from his mother's maiden name, he is not related to fellow Norwegian alpine skier Kjetil André Aamodt.[4]

Career[edit]

Kilde became junior world champion in giant slalom in the 2013 junior championship in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada.[5] He won the 2013 European Cup in alpine skiing.[2] That year 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.[4] 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] In Sochi, Aamodt Kilde placed 13th in the super-G. He did not finish in the downhill competition 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

Race podiums[edit]

  • 2 wins – (3 SG, 1 DH)
  • 4 podiums – (3 SG, 1 DH)
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

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2015 22 19 26 8

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

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

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 (Norwegian).
  3. ^ Lover gullfeiring for verdensmester Kilde Budstikka. Retrieved 27 January 2014 (Norwegian).
  4. ^ a b Mastarciyan, Michael (2 October 2013). "Alpine Young Guns: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde". Federation Internationale de Ski. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Aamodt Kilde tok storslalåm-gull i junior-VM VG. Retrieved 27 January 2014 (Norwegian).
  6. ^ KILDE Aleksander Aamodt FIS. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  7. ^ Her er Norges OL-tropp til Sotsji TV2. Retrieved 27 January 2014 (Norwegian).

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