Svindal of Norway wins Alpine skiing men's downhill at PyeongChang Olympics

Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-15 12:57:23|Editor: Yamei
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Gold medalist Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway (C), silver medalist Kjetil Jansrud of Norway (L), and bronze medalist Beat Feuz of Switzerland pose for group photos after the men's downhill of Alpine skiing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, South Korea, on Feb. 15, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won the Alpine skiing men's downhill of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at Jeongseon Alpine Center here on Thursday.

The 35-year-old Svindal raced down the piste in 1 minute and 40.25 seconds to take the gold, snatching a thrilling victory over his compatriot Kjetil Jansrud in 1:40.37.

Svindal said: "At the top I was a bit out of the rhythm. I adjusted a little bit and then everything goes faster than it did on training. I feel I'm running the belt and clothes can last all the way, but it pays more in the lower part than in the upper part."

Beat Feuz of Switzerland took the bronze in 1:40.43.

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