Skiing - Svindal takes downhill at Beaver Creek

Aksel Lund Svindal on his winning run at Beaver Creek, Colorado (AFP Photo/TOM PENNINGTON)

- Norwegian veteran Aksel Lund Svindal drew a line under his recent injury woes with a first World Cup victory in nearly two years in the men's downhill. The 35-year-old clinched the 33rd World Cup victory of his career after finishing on 1min 40.46sec on the challenging course. It was Svindal's first victory since January 2016 and the sixth of his career in all disciplines at Beaver Creek. The win also provided further evidence of a return to form after Svindal missed most of last season with a knee injury. "I am very happy with the win," Svindal said. "I haven't won a race for almost two years -- it was nice to feel the excitement to be in the winner box."