Svindal maintains sparkling comeback with bronze


L to R: Peter Fill (Italy), Didier Cuche (Switzerland) and Aksel Svindal (Norway). Photo:

VAL D’ISERE, France (Reuters) – Aksel Lund Svindal kept up his spectacular comeback by taking the super-G bronze medal at the world championships on Feb. 4.

Seriously injured in a downhill crash at Beaver Creek in December 2007, the Norwegian stunned the skiing world by winning a downhill and a super-G on the same piste a year after his accident.

In spite of inconsistent results since, all-rounder Svindal was one of the few who solved the problems posed by the testing Bellevarde course on Wednesday.

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