Kjetil André Aamodt

Updated: 2007-07-25 15:45



Kjetil André Aamodt

Albertville, 16 February 1992. XVI Olympic Winter Games: Kjetil Andre AAMODT from Norway with his medals in Val d'Isère. Credit: Getty Images/Vandystadt

Other names: AAMODT, Kjetil André

Born: 2 September 1971

Birthplace: Oslo (Norway)

Nationality: Norway

Sport: Skiing

Attendance at the Olympic Games

Albertville 1992

Lillehammer 1994

Nagano 1998

Salt Lake City 2002

Turin 2006


Olympic medals:

Gold: 4

Silver: 2

Bronze: 2

Other results:

World Championships

Gold: 5 (93, 97, 99, 01)

Silver: 4 (91, 93, 01, 03)

Bronze: 3 (96, 99, 03)

Three months before the Albertville Olympics, Kjetil André Aamodt was hospitalised with mononucleosis. He was so ill that he lost 11kg and had to be drip-fed. Remarkably, he returned to training two months later, and six weeks after that he won the super G to become Norway's first Olympic Alpine medalist in 40 years. He also won a bronze medal in the giant slalom.

At the 1994 Lillehammer Games, Aamodt earned silver medals in the downhill and the combined and a bronze in the super G.

At the Salt Lake City Games in 2002, Kjetil André Aamodt won two gold medals, one in the Super G and the other in Alpine combined.

He became the first Alpine skier in Olympic history to win seven career medals. Fourteen years after his title at the Albertville Games, Aamodt was still going strong in Turin in 2006, where he won the gold medal in the super G event. With eight medals, he is the athlete with the most Olympic titles in Alpine skiing.

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