(FRANCE OUT) Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway takes the Silver Medal during the Men's Alpine Skiing Downhill on Day 4 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games on February 15, 2010 in Whistler Creekside, Canada. (Getty Images)more pics »The hulking Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal showed why his bulk comes in handy today, powering his way through a difficult Super-G course to take home a gold medal for the Norwegians.
Norway's gold medal champ Aksel Lund Svindal. His time of 1:30.34 clearly showed his dominance over the tighly packed competitors. The next best time, 1:30.62 by American Bode Miller, was .28 behind him, while the second through sixth position was seperated by less than a tenthy of a second.
In a day where many did well, Sviandal was the only won to do great. Bad conditions, as the Whistler Creekside saw ice and snow flying with distressing regularity as competitors flew down the course in speed of up to 100 kmh.
This will be Svindal's second Olympics medal, after taking silver in the men's downhill on Tuesday. You can see more Aksel Lund Svindal pictures below:
Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway celebrates winning the silver, Didier Defago of Switzerland poses with the gold and Bode Miller of the United States poses with the bronze at the medal ceremony for the Alpine skiing Men's Downhill at Whistler Medal Plaza during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Getty Images)more pics »
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