Aksel Lund Svindal

Twice an Olympic gold medallist, five times a World Champion and one of the most successful alpine skiers in history, Aksel Lund Svindal has since embarked upon a second sporting career behind the steering wheel...

Nationality NOR
Date of Birth 26 December, 1982
Birthplace Lørenskog, Norway
Car number 9
RX2e wins 0
RX2e podiums 0

 

Twice an Olympic gold medallist, five times a World Champion and one of the most successful alpine skiers in history, Aksel Lund Svindal has since embarked upon a second sporting career behind the steering wheel.

In skiing circles, Svindal’s reputation precedes him. Considered by many as the best Norwegian alpine skier ever to have shredded the slopes in the winter sports discipline, his achievements are beyond impressive.

After catapulting himself into the public eye during the 2001 World Cup in Austria, he went on to clinch two World Cup crowns – in 2007 and 2009 – 36 wins and 80 podiums, to say nothing of nine World Championship medals and a further four in the Olympics.

No stranger to setting and breaking records – as the only man to secure three major global downhill titles – his Olympic gold in alpine skiing in South Korea in 2018 made Svindal the oldest skier to achieve such a feat at the age of 35.

He remained ultra-competitive right up to the moment he hung up his skis following the 2019 FIS World Championships in Åre, Sweden, where he bowed out in style with downhill silver, missing a sixth career gold by a scant two hundredths-of-a-second.

Having dipped his toe into the motorsport waters in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Scandinavia in 2022 – stunning seasoned observers by winning on his debut en route to eighth in the overall standings – the Red Bull athlete turned his attentions to the adrenaline-fuelled arena of rallycross, making his debut on the World Championship package in the all-electric FIA RX2e Championship on home soil in Hell.