Svindal wins Olympic men’s downhill

‘Attacking Viking’ Aksel Lund Svindal claimed gold in the blue riband event of the Olympic alpine skiing programme, the men’s downhill, on Thursday in a thrilling Norwegian one-two. Svindal, 35 and coming to the end of a stellar career, clocked 1min 40.25sec down the 3km-long Jeongseon course to hand Norway its first ever Olympic downhill

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