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1/9/2019

The ski team from Norway: a team where success is the rule

The Norwegian ski team consists of Olympic champions, world champions and World Cup winners. It’s not surprising that the Norwegian athletes also trust in the performance-boosting effect from UYN. The Norwegians are starting with nine female and eleven male athletes in total. The race for points has begun. The Norwegian skiing stars have already got some wins under their belt in the current competition season. We introduce you to the most significant racers and their successes.

Aksel Lund Svindal is one of the most successful present-day ski athletes. The 36-year-old is considered to be an all-rounder having won 36 races in four of the five disciplines so far. He has claimed victory in the overall World Cup twice, added to this he has won nine World Cup disciplines. The exceptional athlete is a two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion. Svindal injured his hand at the start of the current season. However, this did not stop him from winning the super-G in Gröden. His injured knee is currently forcing him to rest, after the World Championship in Are he will finish his career.

Kjetil Jansrud is also an all-round talent. His greatest successes so far are winning the downhill and super-G disciplines in the 2014/2015 season and the gold medal in the super-G at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He has achieved four other Olympic medals over the course of his career. He also won three silver medals in the world championships. He managed first place in the super-G in Beaver Creek this season.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is particularly strong in the super-G and downhill disciplines but he also completes in the giant slalom and combination. His greatest success so far is winning the super-G discipline in the 2015/2016 season. He won the downhill in Gröden this season.

Kjetil Jansrud, Aksel Lund Svindal und Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (f.l.) rely on the underwear from UYN

Henrik Kristoffersen
specialises in the slalom and giant slalom disciplines, with the 24-year-old being world class in the slalom especially. Kristoffersen won bronze in the slalom at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and silver in giant slalom at the 2018 winter games in Pyeongchang. He was also able to win the slalom discipline in the 2015/16 season. Kristoffersen is currently in second place in the men’s rankings.

Ragnhild Mowinckel starts in all disciplines apart from the slalom. The 26-year-old made her World Cup début in 2012. Since then she has achieved five podium places, one of them a win. She won the silver medal in giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. It was the first medal for a Norwegian female in a Winter Olympics alpine race since 1936. This was shortly followed by her second silver medal in the downhill.

Nina Haver-Løseth specialises in the technical disciplines slalom and giant slalom. The 29-year-old has achieved a total of eight podium positions in a World Cup, two of them wins. She married her partner Herman Haver-Mathiesen in June and is now called Nina Haver-Løseth. She won the bronze medal in the team competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.