Kjetil André Aamodt

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Kjetil André Aamodt
Alpine skier
Kjetil Andre Aamodt (bilde 01).JPG
Aamodt in June 2009
Disciplines Downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom,
combined
ClubSK Nordstrand IF
Born (1971-09-02) 2 September 1971 (age 49)
Oslo, Norway
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
World Cup debut22 March 1988
(age 16)
RetiredJanuary 2007 (age 35)
Website kaaa.no
Olympics
Teams5 – (19922006)
Medals8 (4 gold)
World Championships
Teams8 – (19912005)
Medals12 (5 gold)
World Cup
Seasons16 – (19902003, 20052006)
Wins21
Podiums64
Overall titles1 – (1994)
Discipline titles3 – (1 SG, 1 GS, 1 SL)
Medal record
Men's alpine skiing
Representing Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
International alpine ski competitions
Event1st2nd3rd
Olympic Games 422
World Championships 543
Total965
World Cup race podiums
Event1st2nd3rd
Downhill134
Super-G522
Giant647
Slalom165
Parallel010
Combined862
Total212220
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1992 Albertville Super-G
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Salt Lake City Super-G
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2002 Salt Lake City Combined
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Turin Super-G
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1994 Lillehammer Downhill
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg1994 Lillehammer Combined
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg1992 Albertville Giant slalom
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg1994 Lillehammer Super-G
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1993 Morioka Giant slalom
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg1993 MoriokaSlalom
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1997 Sestriere Combined
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1999 Vail Combined
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2001 St. Anton Combined
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1991 Saalbach Super-G
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg1993 MoriokaCombined
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2001 St. AntonGiant slalom
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2003 St. Moritz Downhill
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1996 Sierra Nevada Super-G
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg1999 VailDownhill
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2003 St. MoritzCombined

Kjetil André Aamodt (born 2 September 1971) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Norway, a champion in the Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup. He is one of the most successful alpine ski racers from Norway.

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Biography

Born in Oslo, Aamodt is the only alpine skier to win 8 Olympic medals, and has won 5 World Championship gold medals as well as 21 individual World Cup events. Described as an all-round alpine skier, Aamodt participated in all alpine skiing disciplines in the World Cup and World Championships, and is one of only five male alpine skiers to have won a World Cup race in all five disciplines.

Aamodt's combined career total of twenty World Championship and Olympic medals is an all-time best. He is the second-youngest male alpine skier to win an Olympic gold medal (age 20 in 1992; Toni Sailer was two months younger in 1956). Until 2014, he was also the oldest alpine skier to win an Olympic gold medal. For almost six years, Aamodt led the all-time Marathon World Cup ranking, with a total of 13,252 points earned from 1989 to 2006 – until 14 March 2012, when Austrian Benjamin Raich overtook him with a fifth place in the downhill at the 2012 World Cup final in Schladming to total 13,281 points, earned from 1998. Another all-time best is his 231 World Cup top-ten results, 9 ahead of Benjamin Raich.

By winning the super-G race at the 2006 Olympics, Aamodt became the first male alpine skier to win four gold medals in the Olympics. (Toni Sailer and Jean-Claude Killy both swept the three alpine events at a single Olympics, and Alberto Tomba won three gold medals over two Olympics.)

Aamodt had 19 Olympic and World Championship medals stolen from him. The medals were taken in August 2003 by burglars who broke into a safe in his father's home. The five-time world champion and winner of four Olympic gold medals later revealed they were recovered by an anonymous helper over the internet. [1]

Aamodt announced the conclusion of his career on live television on 6 January 2007, with hundreds of fellow athletes in attendance, at the Norwegian Sports Gala (Idrettsgallaen) where he had been selected as awardee of the year for 2006. [2]

Aamodt now runs a ski race camp in Gaustablikk, Norway, and does public speaking. [3]

Legacy

In February 2015 Aamodt (and Lasse Kjus) were selected as recipients of the Legends of Honor by the Vail Valley Foundation, and inducted into the International Ski Racing Hall of Fame. [4]

World Cup results

Season standings

SeasonAgeOverallSlalomGiant
slalom
Super-GDownhillCombined
1990 18391419
1991 191720108
1992 20132611517
1993 212511283
1994 221924101
1995 23514419134
1996 241018148447
1997 2526212241
1998 26413921122
1999 27244951
2000 2821913131
2001 29771610363
2002 302916661
2003 3132314472
2004 32broken ankle in October 2003, out for season
2005 3326401428
2006 348565

Season titles

1 overall, 1 super-G, 1 giant slalom, 1 slalom

SeasonDiscipline
1993 Super-G
Giant slalom
1994 Overall
Combined^
1997 Combined^
1999 Combined^
2000 Slalom
Combined^
2002 Combined^

^official season title in the combined discipline
was not awarded until the 2007 season

Race victories

Aamodt at Kitzbuhel in January 2000 Kjetil-Andre Aamodt Kitzbuehel 2000.jpg
Aamodt at Kitzbühel in January 2000
SeasonDateLocationRace
1992 15 Mar 1992 Aspen, USA Super-G
1993 28 Nov 1992 Sestriere, Italy Giant slalom
7 Mar 1993Aspen, USASuper-G
21 Mar 1993 Kvitfjell, NorwaySuper-G
23 Mar 1993 Oppdal, NorwayGiant slalom
26 Mar 1993 Åre, SwedenSuper-G
27 Mar 1993Giant slalom
1994 11 Jan 1994 Hinterstoder, AustriaGiant slalom
29 Jan 1994 Chamonix, France Downhill
30 Jan 1994 Combined
19 Mar 1994 Vail, USAGiant slalom
1996 7 Mar 1996Kvitfjell, NorwaySuper-G
1997 14 Jan 1997   Adelboden, Switzerland  Giant slalom
1998 25 Jan 1998 Kitzbühel, AustriaCombined
1999 24 Jan 1999Kitzbühel, AustriaCombined
2000 9 Jan 2000Chamonix, FranceCombined
16 Jan 2000   Wengen, Switzerland Slalom
23 Jan 2000Kitzbühel, AustriaCombined
2002 13 Jan 2002   Wengen, SwitzerlandCombined
20 Jan 2002Kitzbühel, AustriaCombined
2003 19 Jan 2003   Wengen, SwitzerlandCombined

World Championships results

  Year   Age  Slalom  Giant 
 slalom 
Super-GDownhillCombined
1991 19122
1993 2111cancelled2
1996 248113276
1997 25DNF26891
1999 277DNF2931
2001 297218DNS1
2003 31924523
2005 33142223DSQ

Olympic results

  Year   Age  Slalom  Giant 
 slalom 
Super-GDownhillCombined
1992 20 DNF2 3 1 26
1994 22 DNF2 12 3 2 2
1998 26 DNF1 5 13
2002 30 6 7 1 4 1
2006 34 1 4 DNS

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