The Norwegian skier, Aksel Lund Svindal, winner of numerous titles including several Crystal Globes, has personified the sporting elegance of Longines since 2007.
He quickly emerged as a very promising talent after making his début in the world of skiing. In 2002, the young skier was crowned champion in the junior category when he won the Junior Combined. The same year saw him win a silver medal in the Super-G and two bronze medals in the Downhill and Slalom. In 2003, Aksel Lund Svindal won a place on the podium for the first time at the World Championships after finishing second in the Men’s Combined in Kitzbühel. At the end of the 2006 season, the skier’s huge potential was confirmed with second place in the overall ranking of the World Cup. In 2007, Aksel Lund Svindal achieved the feat of becoming the first Norwegian in history to win a gold medal in the Downhill at the World Championships in Are. In the same year, he topped the overall ranking of the World Cup and joined the ranks of the great winners of the prestigious Crystal Globe.