Didier Defago: Swiss Alpine Skier Wins Olympic Gold Medal

February 15, 2010

The gold medals just keep piling up there in Vancouver and the latest medal winner is Didier Defago a Swiss Alpine skier. And that is not all Didier actually broke a couple of serious records today which makes his win even better. There is more on this fabulous news out of Vancouver so keep reading. I also have a great video which shows Defago doing his thing below.

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Swiss Alpine skier Didier Defago is a gold medal winner. Defago literally sped down the Dave Murray course, which is of course at Whistler, in what I think is a phenomenal time of 1 minute, 54 seconds, seriously that is freaking fast. According to ESPN Didier is the first Swiss man to win an Olympic medal since the 1988 games in Calgary. How ironic is it that the two decade losing streak is broken when the games are brought back to Canada.

The 32 year old Defago not only broke a Swiss losing streak, so to speak, but he is also now the oldest man to win the Olympic down hill. The new record setter Didier gave the following statement:

“The conditions were perfect for me. I knew I would do well, but I never expected to do this well. I had a great year with Wengen and Kitzbuehel. A medal had to come eventually for me.”

All in a days work I guess.

Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal took home the silver medal while American Bode Miller took home the bronze in the Alpine skiing competition today. I have to say these guys, all the Alpine skiers just blow me away. Talk about fast, these guys are insane they just fly down the mountain like it is as easy as riding a bike.

Oh yes it has been quite a day for the Swiss Alpine skier and gold medal winner Didier Defago. He not only walked away with the gold today, but he gave a stellar performance and he broke two records, not a bad day at all.

Photos: www.wenn.com

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