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Alpine skiing: Svindal the attacking Viking strikes again

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.
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