Biography of Kjetil-Andre Aamodt (1971-VVVV)

Norwegian alpine skier, born in Oslo on September 2, 1971, Olympic and world champion, has been one of the skiers more highlights and winners during the 1990s, with a total of fifteen medals at Olympics and World Championships.

Together with his friend and teammate Lasse Kjus, who already agreed children's competitions, Aamodt headed the ascent of the Norwegian Alpine skiing at the beginning of the 1990s, in men's category, which placed his country among the major powers of the discipline. Champion of the world youth downhill and combined in 1990, his first international success came at the World Championships in Saalbach in 1991, which won the silver medal in the supergiant, only surpassed by the Austrian Eberharter; the following year, became Olympic champion in that specialty at the Albertville Games, after beating the illustrious Marc Girardelli, and also showed his versatility by adding a bronze in the giant slalom.

The Olympic title soon added a double world title in technical disciplines, slalom and giant slalom, during the Championships held in Morioka; in this Japanese town you could also add a third gold, but fight in the test combined with his friend Kjus was finally decided in favour of the latter, as he/she again returned to occur at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. His career in the World Cup was not as bright as in major events due to frequent injuries that diminished its regularity in the competition; Even so, in 1993 he/she took the final victory of the giant slalom and the Super, and in 1994 won the title of the general classification, which completed a superb achievements of Olympic, world champion and the World Cup with only twenty-two years. After several seasons of irregular performance, at the World Championships in Sestriere in 1997 became the first of his three consecutive gold medals in the combined test, triumph which would repeat in Vail'1999 and San Anton'2001: the finding of his talent in the most technical of Alpine skiing, slalom, in the fastest, the descent specialty.