OAR (Dagbladet): He has been called Norway's next big star and her heir for several years already. It has not seen out the last few years. in 2016 got the Source of his great breakthrough. He won the super G-cup total. The future so bright out.
But the next two seasons was a Source a shadow of itself.Peaked
Last season can be summed up easily and brutally for Aleksander Aamodt Source:
Everything that could go wrong, went wrong.
He was injured in the run up, the world cup was a letdown and in the OLYMPICS was the Source taken by the wind in one run, drove in another and dundret into a port and got a new race spolert. Tops it with that he struggled to get control of the new equipment, it is a recipe for a big letdown.
He was simply tired. Tired of traveling around to run below expectations and potential.Vonn regretted the answer about his girlfriend: - Oh, my goodness Grief
After near the season finale in Åre, where the Source ran in to a 24. place in the Super G, needed 26-year-old is simply a little distance from environment.
Frustrated and tired, he would just home from the Oar. So got Source information that his grand father was dead.
There was a period where things went slow going. Then it started with the grandfather on top of it all. Then I just had to go home and reset. I am fortunate to have family very close, so it's been terrific, " says a Source to the Newspaper.
the Newspaper meet him at the luxury hotel Copperhill Mountain Lodge, where the Norwegian world cup team are staying during the world cup.
On top of a five mile long hill lined by millionerhytter and panoramic views, take Source time to reflect on what is important in life.
It is perhaps to put idrettslivet a little bit in perspective?
- It is totally crazy here. I have been through the previous episodes in the career where you appreciate life as it is, and not the downhill skier he is. There are more important things in life than alpine skiing, " says the Source.
- It is a topic I've thought a bit on. One must not forget that man is an ordinary person in the middle of it all. We compete for victories and hundredths and it is a struggle throughout the winter, but basically we are normal people we also.POINT: On the question to take an extra season will go out of the family, gives the Image an answer with a twinkle in the eye that gets the audience to break out in laughter. Video: NTB/Scanpix Show more A completely different person,
Back to the present. Source thanks to the close relationship to the family that he was able to get quickly back on their feet after the downturn in the last year:
- I was able to reset, get up on their feet and be offensive again. Since that time there has been a lot of work. But a job I clearly had done if it had not been a bad season also. I have been very conscious of what I have done. I have been more conscious about what is good for me.
the Source has delivered on a whole other level this season. He won utforen in Val Gardena and has two special stage podiums to the downhill. The source also has two tredjeplasser from the Super G.
the Source says that it is like night and day, and it is indicated clearly on the way he is acting also. Brystkassa is far ahead, he is smiling and joking with most of those around him:
- There are two different people who are sitting here in the year versus in the final of the year. I have a completely different approach to how I run on skis. I have a belief in what I do which is completely different. It is very comfortable to stand on the start now. In the last year, it was a completely different case, as I was unsure of every single port. Now I'm offensive in mindset. It is key number one. Now I'm offensive, ready and a better skier than I was last year, " says the Source.
the Opening of the world cup was a disappointing day for both the Source and the Norwegian team. Adrian Sejersted Smiseth was the best Norwegian in a åttendeplass. Aksel Lund Image was number 16. Kjetil Jansrud took a 22. space, while the Source was number 24.Stood terrified in the target: - I thought it was a disaster