25th September 2022
The Norwegian double Olympic gold medal skier has undergone surgery. He has said the operation was a success with the outlook good. NEW
The 39-year-old skier took gold in the super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Games and in the downhill eight years later in Pyeongchang.
He also won five world championship golds.
He was one of the greatest racers of his generation and retired in 2019.
“The last few weeks have been different. But I’m able to say weeks and not months because of great medical help, a little luck and a good decision,” Svindal said on Instagram.
The 39-year-old Svindal retired from skiing after claiming a silver medal in in his final race – the downhill at the world championships in Åre, Sweden, in February 2019.
We interviewed him back in 2020:
Here is his skiing record:
- 2 x Olympic Champion
- 5 x World champion
- 2 x Overall World Cup titles
- 9 x Discipline World Cup titles
- 36 x World Cup victories
- 80 x World Cup podiums