Agence France-PresseFebruary 9, 2013 23:16
Aksel Lund Svindal took a step further into the pantheon of Norwegian skiing greats with his dominant victory in the men's downhill at the World Ski Championships.
Svindal, part of the self-proclaimed "Attacking Vikings" team, produced a masterclass in speed skiing on the surprisingly tricky Planai to enhance his position as one of the sport's greats.
The 30-year-old's victory saw him draw level with compatriot Kjetil-Andre Aamodt with five world gold medals. Only Austrian Toni Sailer (seven) and France's Jean-Claude Killy (six) have won more golds on the world stage.