Kjetil Andre Aamodt received one of Norway’s top sports awards for his surprising gold medal in the super-giant slalom at the Turin Olympics.
The Aftenposten newspaper gives the award annually.
For the record, Aamodt already has eight Olympic medals and twelve medals from the World Championships he had competed in. He’s the only Alpine skier to have amassed those number of Olympic medals. His combined career tally of medals is an all time best.
According to Wikipedia, Aamodt is the first Alpine skier in the history of the Winter Olympic Games to win four gold medals following a win in the Super-G race and, by far, the oldest, too. Aamodt was 35 years old when he won his gold at Torino.
Aamodt plans to return to the World Cup circuit in January.