Heir to Norway’s throne watches its kings of Olympic skiing

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum View comments “They are able to also carry others, the kids coming behind them look up to them,” the 44-year-old prince said.Can the royal visit extend to super-G on Friday, where more Norwegian medals are expected?“No,” he said, “unfortunately not.” How Abdul-Jabbar became Kareem and decided to talk about it There would have been no royal presence had downhill been raced last Sunday as intended.“They changed the program,” the crown prince said. “But we were very happy today. It’s really quite impressive that they’re able to perform at their very best in the Olympics when the stakes are highest.”Svindal’s second career Olympic gold medal was also his fourth medal in total. He and close friend Jansrud also shared a podium when taking bronze and silver, respectively, in giant slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.Jansrud also now has four career Olympic medals, including bronze in the 2014 Sochi Olympic downhill.Crown Prince Haakon said the popular racers were “very nice guys” who were “very good at building teams.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, center, poses for photos flanked by Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal, gold, left and Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud, silver, right, for the men’s downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)JEONGSEON, South Korea — Inadvertently, the Crown Prince of Norway picked a good day to head up the mountain to watch Alpine skiing.The heir to the throne was in attendance Thursday when Norwegian teammates Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud took gold and silver in the men’s downhill — one of the marquee events at the Winter Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “We were supposed to see super-G today,” Crown Prince Haakon told The Associated Press minutes after joining a jubilant victory photograph with the winning team. “It’s been a good race, a good day.”The original plan made sense. Certainly before the Alpine schedule was blown off course by fierce winds at the blustery Pyeongchang Games. The men’s super-G was originally scheduled for Thursday and it is an event Norway dominates — four straight Olympic titles, including gold for Svindal in 2010.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhen Jansrud won super-G four years ago, Prime Minister Erna Solberg was at the course in Russia to watch.In downhill, however, Norway had never won, and took silver at four of the past six Winter Games. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img