Aksel Lund Svindal returns to skiing, World Championships possible


Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal returned to skiing in training last week, after he ruptured an Achilles tendon playing soccer in October.

Svindal, a three-time 2010 Olympic Alpine medalist, said he could compete at the World Championships in February in Vail/Beaver Creek, Colo.

“It is impossible to say how long it will take before I feel 100 percent ready to compete,” Svindal said, according to a release. “Therefore, it is completely open if I am ready for the World Championships.”

Svindal, 32, is the reigning World champion in the downhill.

He is sure to be looking forward to making up for a poor Sochi Olympics, where he was fourth, seventh and eighth in three races. He pulled out before the end of the Olympics due to allergies and fatigue.

Svindal won super-G gold, downhill silver and giant slalom bronze at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

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Back on skis 🙂

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