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Medal record

Kjetil André Aamodt
Men's alpine skiing
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Albertville Super-G
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Super-G
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Combined
Gold 2006 Turin Super-G
Silver 1994 Lillehammer Downhill
Silver 1994 Lillehammer Combined
Bronze 1992 Albertville Giant slalom
Bronze 1994 Lillehammer Super-G
World Championships
Gold 1993 Morioka Giant slalom
Gold 1993 Morioka Slalom
Gold 1997 Sestriere Combined
Gold 1999 Vail Combined
Gold 2001 St. Anton Combined
Silver 1991 Saalbach Super-G
Silver 1993 Morioka Combined
Silver 2001 St. Anton Giant slalom
Silver 2003 St. Moritz Downhill
Bronze 1996 Sierra Nevada Super-G
Bronze 1999 Vail Downhill
Bronze 2003 St. Moritz Combined

Kjetil André Aamodt (born September 2, 1971, in Oslo) is a Norwegian former alpine ski racer, one of the most decorated in history.

He is the only Alpine skier to win 8 Olympic medals, and has won 5 World Championship gold medals as well as 21 individual World Cup events. Described as an all-round alpine skier, Aamodt participated in all alpine skiing disciplines in the World Cup and World Championships, and is one of only 5 male alpine skiers to have won a World Cup race in all five disciplines.

His combined career total of 20 World Championship and Olympic medals is an all-time best. Aamodt is both the youngest and oldest male alpine skier to win a gold medal at the Olympics. He tops the all-time Marathon World Cup ranking, with a total of 13,252 points earned from 1989 to 2006. He is followed by Austrian Hermann Maier (11,033) and fellow Norwegian Lasse Kjus (9,435).

By winning the Super-G race at the 2006 Olympics, Aamodt became the first alpine skier to win four gold medals in the Olympics. (Toni Sailer and Jean-Claude Killy both swept the three alpine events at a single Olympics.)

Aamodt had 19 Olympic and world championship medals stolen from him. The medals were taken in August 2003 by burglars who broke into a safe in his father's home. The five-time world champion and winner of four Olympic gold medals, who retired in January 2007, said they were recovered by an anonymous helper over the internet.

Aamodt announced the conclusion of his career on live television with hundreds of fellow athletes in attendance at the Norwegian Sports Galla, January 6, 2007.[1]


World Cup victories


Season victories

Season Discipline
1993 Super-G
1993 Giant Slalom
1994 Overall
1994 Combined
1997 Combined
1999 Combined
2000 Slalom
2000 Combined
2002 Combined

Individual WC-wins

Date Location Race
March 15, 1992 United States Aspen Super-G
November 28, 1992 Italy Sestrières Giant Slalom
March 7, 1993 United States Aspen Super-G
March 21, 1993 Norway Kvitfjell Super-G
March 23, 1993 Norway Oppdal Giant Slalom
March 26, 1993 Sweden Åre Super-G
March 27, 1993 Sweden Åre Giant Slalom
January 11, 1994 Austria Hinterstoder Giant Slalom
January 29, 1994 France Chamonix Downhill
January 30, 1994 France Chamonix Combined
March 19, 1994 United States Vail Giant Slalom
March 7, 1996 Norway Kvitfjell Super-G
January 14, 1997 Switzerland Adelboden Giant Slalom
January 25, 1998 Austria Kitzbühel Combined
January 24, 1999 Austria Kitzbühel Combined
January 9, 2000 France Chamonix Combined
January 16, 2000 Switzerland Wengen Slalom
January 23, 2000 Austria Kitzbühel Combined
January 13, 2002 Switzerland Wengen Combined
January 20, 2002 Austria Kitzbühel Combined
January 19, 2003 Switzerland Wengen Combined

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