Aleksander Aamodt Kilde

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]

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde
Alpine skier
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde - Bormio 2019 (cropped).jpg
Kilde 2019
DisciplinesSuper-G, Downhill,
Combined, Giant slalom
ClubLommedalens IL
Born (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 27)
Bærum, Akershus, Norway
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) [1]
World Cup debut28 October 2012 (age 20)
Olympics
Teams2 – (2014, 2018)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams3 – (2015, 2017, 2019)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons8 – (20132020)
Wins4 – (2 DH, 2 SG)
Podiums16 – (4 DH, 10 SG, 2 SC)
Overall titles0 – (7th in 2016, 2017)
Discipline titles1 – (SG, 2016)

CareerEdit

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 resultsEdit

Season titlesEdit

Season
Discipline
2016 Super-G

Season standingsEdit

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
2018 25 15 19 12 14 15
2019 26 8 30 5 4 26
2020 27 1 9 1 5 2
Standings through 14 February 2020

Race podiumsEdit

  • 4 wins – (2 DH, 2 SG)
  • 16 podiums – (4 DH, 10 SG, 2 AC)
Season
Date Location Discipline Place
2016 18 Dec 2015   Val Gardena, Italy Super-G 3rd
30 Jan 2016   Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Downhill 1st
27 Feb 2016   Hinterstoder, Austria Super-G 1st
17 Mar 2016     St. Moritz, Switzerland Super-G 2nd
2017 16 Dec 2016   Val Gardena, Italy Super-G 2nd
29 Dec 2016   Santa Caterina, Italy Combined 3rd
16 Mar 2017   Aspen, USA Super-G 3rd
2019 1 Dec 2018   Beaver Creek, USA Super-G 3rd
15 Dec 2018   Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 1st
29 Dec 2018   Bormio, Italy Super-G 3rd
19 Jan 2019     Wengen, Switzerland Downhill 3rd
2020 6 Dec 2019   Beaver Creek, USA Super-G 2nd
29 Dec 2019   Bormio, Italy Combined 2nd
24 Jan 2020   Kitzbühel, Austria Super-G 2nd
30 Jan 2020   Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Downhill 2nd
14 Feb 2020   Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria Super-G 1st

World Championship resultsEdit

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2015 22 19 26 8
2017 24 DNF1 4 6 4
2019 26 24 8 22

Olympic resultsEdit

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2014 21 13 DNF DNF2
2018 25 13 15 21

Personal lifeEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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