Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is a Norwegian alpine ski racer in the World Cup, participates in four events, with a primary emphasis on super-G and downhill. Hailing from Bærum, he proudly represents the sports club Lommedalens IL.
Age- 31 years
Height- 1.81 m
Weight- 90 kg
Born- 21 September 1992
Birthplace- Bærum, Norway
Profession-Norwegian alpine ski racer
Details about his parents are not available, as he maintains the privacy of his personal family life and does not disclose it publicly.
His girlfriend is Mikaela Shiffrin, an American alpine skier and fellow overall World Cup winner, and they have been dating since 2021.
In 2013 at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada, Kilde achieved the title of junior world champion in giant slalom and secured the overall European Cup title for that season. During the Norwegian national championships, he earned second place in the Super-G, trailing winner Aksel Lund Svindal by a mere 0.11 seconds. Kilde made his World Cup debut in October 2012 and has been an active participant on the circuit since the 2014 season.
Representing Norway in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Kilde attained the 13th position in the super-G at Rosa Khutor. However, he did not complete the downhill or the combination events, where he secured fourth place in the downhill portion of the combined.
Kilde secured his inaugural World Cup podium with a third-place finish in super-G at Val Gardena in December 2015, part of a Norwegian sweep alongside teammates Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud.
The 2019–20 season saw Kilde claim the World Cup overall title following Marcel Hirscher’s retirement, winning eight consecutive races. Despite triumphing in two races in Val Gardena in December 2020, he was unable to defend the title due to a season-ending injury in January.
During the subsequent 2021/22 season, Kilde achieved a personal best number of podiums in one season, securing seven wins and two second places. He clinched the Super-G globe for the second time and also earned his first Downhill globe. In the 2022 Winter Olympics, Kilde captured two medals – a bronze in Super-G and a surprising silver in alpine combined. Additionally, he finished fifth in the downhill event.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde’s estimated net worth is around $5 million.
Latest news about Aleksander Aamodt Kilde
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde’s Season Ends after Wengen Downhill Crash
Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde’s season has come to an end after he suffered shoulder and leg injuries in a crash near the finish of a World Cup downhill in Wengen, Switzerland. The incident resulted in a dislocated shoulder and a cut in his calf, leading to surgery in Bern on the same day, as reported by Norway’s skiing federation.
Fortunately, there were no fractures, but Kilde is bruised. The team’s doctor, Marc Jacob Strauss, assured that Kilde is in good hands at the hospital in Bern. A social media post from Kilde on Sunday morning depicted him recovering in a hospital bed, with his partner Mikaela Shiffrin by his side.
“I’m here (and being taken care of by the one and only @mikaelashiffrin ❤)…patched up…thank you so much for all of the messages,” it read. “I’m grateful for all the words of love and support. This sport can be brutal, but I still love it.”
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, the world’s leading downhill skier in the past two seasons, had a dramatic fall near the finish line during a World Cup downhill race in Wengen, Switzerland. He slid into safety netting, bounced off it, and continued sliding until reaching the finish line. Despite the accident, Kilde sat up, and support personnel quickly came to his aid.
After placing a small strapping around his right leg, a helicopter was dispatched to transport him from the venue, a common practice in Alpine skiing to swiftly transport injured athletes to nearby hospitals for further medical attention.