Aleksander Aamodt Kilde – Wikipedia
Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer
Kilde in 2019
Combined, Giant slalom
21 September 1992|
Bærum, Akershus, Norway
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) |
|World Cup debut||28 October 2012 (age 20)|
|Teams||3 – (2014, 2018, 2022)|
|Medals||2 (0 gold)|
|Teams||3 – (2015, 2017, 2019)|
|Seasons||10 – (2013–2022)|
|Wins||13 – (6 DH, 7 SG)|
|Podiums||29 – (10 DH, 16 SG, 3 AC)|
|Overall titles||1 – (2020)|
|Discipline titles||3 – (SG 2016 & 2022, DH 2022)|
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (born 21 September 1992) is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer. He competes in four events, with a main focus on super-G and downhill.Kilde hails from Bærum and represents the sports club Lommedalens IL.
Kilde became junior world champion in giant slalom in 2013 at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada, and won the European Cup overall title that season. He also finished second in the Super-G at the Norwegian national championships, setting a time 0.11 of a second behind winner Aksel Lund Svindal. He made his World Cup debut in October 2012 and has competed on the circuit since the 2014 season.
Kilde represented Norway in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and was 13th in the super-G at Rosa Khutor, but did not finish in the downhill nor the combination, where he placed fourth in the downhill portion of the combined.
He gained his first World Cup podium in a super-G at Val Gardena in December 2015. It was a third place in a Norwegian sweep, following teammates Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud.
Kilde won the 2019–20 World Cup overall title, after the retirement of Marcel Hirscher with eight consecutive. Despite winning two races in Val Gardena in December 2020, he failed to defend the title due to a season-ending injury in January.
The following 2021/22 season, though, saw Kilde reach a personal best number of podiums within one season: seven wins and two 2nd places. He won the Super-G globe for the second time in his career and also celebrated his first Downhill globe. In the 2022 Winter Olympics, Kilde won two medals, a bronze from Super-G and a surprise silver from alpine combined. He also finished fifth in the downhill.
World Cup results
- Standings through 6 March 2022
- ^ Injured in mid-January 2021, out for the rest of the season
- 13 wins – (6 DH, 7 SG)
- 29 podiums – (10 DH, 16 SG, 3 AC)
|2016||18 Dec 2015||Val Gardena, Italy||Super-G||3rd|
|30 Jan 2016||Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany||Downhill||1st|
|27 Feb 2016||Hinterstoder, Austria||Super-G||1st|
|17 Mar 2016||St. Moritz, Switzerland||Super-G||2nd|
|2017||16 Dec 2016||Val Gardena, Italy||Super-G||2nd|
|29 Dec 2016||Santa Caterina, Italy||Combined||3rd|
|16 Mar 2017||Aspen, USA||Super-G||3rd|
|2019||1 Dec 2018||Beaver Creek, USA||Super-G||3rd|
|15 Dec 2018||Val Gardena, Italy||Downhill||1st|
|29 Dec 2018||Bormio, Italy||Super-G||3rd|
|19 Jan 2019||Wengen, Switzerland||Downhill||3rd|
|2020||6 Dec 2019||Beaver Creek, USA||Super-G||2nd|
|29 Dec 2019||Bormio, Italy||Combined||2nd|
|24 Jan 2020||Kitzbühel, Austria||Super-G||2nd|
|30 Jan 2020||Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany||Downhill||2nd|
|14 Feb 2020||Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria||Super-G||1st|
|1 Mar 2020||Hinterstoder, Austria||Combined||3rd|
|7 Mar 2020||Kvitfjell, Norway||Downhill||2nd|
|2021||18 Dec 2020||Val Gardena, Italy||Super-G||1st|
|19 Dec 2020||Downhill||1st|
|2022||3 Dec 2021||Beaver Creek, USA||Super-G||1st|
|4 Dec 2021||Downhill||1st|
|17 Dec 2021||Val Gardena, Italy||Super-G||1st|
|29 Dec 2021||Bormio, Italy||Super-G||1st|
|13 Jan 2022||Wengen, Switzerland||Super-G||2nd|
|14 Jan 2022||Downhill||1st|
|21 Jan 2022||Kitzbühel, Austria||Downhill||1st|
|5 Mar 2022||Kvitfjell, Norway||Downhill||2nd|
|6 Mar 2022||Super-G||1st|
World Championship results
Although his middle name is derived from his mother’s maiden name, he is not related to fellow Norwegian alpine racer Kjetil André Aamodt.
Kilde has been in a relationship with American alpine skier and fellow overall World Cup winner Mikaela Shiffrin since early 2021.