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Norway goes gold, silver in men’s downhill

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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 15:Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway wins the gold medal during the Alpine Skiing Men’s Downhill at Jeongseon Alpine Centre on February 15, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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Aksel Lund Svindal became the first Norwegian skier to claim an Olympic gold medal in men’s downhill, Alpine skiing’s fastest discipline.

Fellow “Attacking Viking” Kjetil Jansrud finished second, .12 seconds slower.

Svindal, 35, became the oldest Olympic Alpine skiing gold medalist, breaking the record held by Austria’s Mario Matt, who was 34 when he won the slalom title in Sochi.

Bryce Bennett was the top American, finishing 16th.

Many of the speed skiers competing in downhill will return to the snow Thursday in super-G. Norway enters the PyeongChang Games having won four consecutive Olympic super-G gold medals.

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