Then came the Austrian quartet, including defending Olympic champion Matthias Mayer, between bib numbers 11 and 17.
Mayer, however, went wide once and paid the immediate price, his disappointment obvious as he finished ninth, 1.21 seconds off Svindal's pace.
The first flight was made in 1914, and aerodrome facilities were gradually installed.
The first main installations, including three concrete runways, were built during World War II by Luftwaffe.
And there was to be no dream Norwegian podium sweep as the third of the Attacking Vikings, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, made a mistake halfway down after posting the fastest times up until then, eventually finishing 15th.
; IATA: TRD, ICAO: ENVA) is an international airport serving Trondheim, a city and municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway.
In 2014, the airport had 4,416,681 passengers and 60,934 air movements, making it the fourth-busiest in the country.
The airport has two terminals; A dates from 1994 and is used for domestic traffic, while B is the renovated former main terminal from 1982, and is used for international traffic.
The airport also serves charter services, mainly to the Mediterranean.The airport features a main east–west 2,999-metre (9,839 ft) runway, a disused northwest–southeast 1,472-metre (4,829 ft) runway, an integrated railway station and an airport hotel.The main airlines at the airport are Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe, for all of which Værnes is a focus city.The airport is located in Værnes, a village in the municipality of Stjørdal in Trøndelag county, 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) east of Trondheim.Operated by the state-owned Avinor, it shares facilities with Værnes Air Station of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Love all the wonders of life and appreciate nature, mankind, peers and friends.I have an open relationship which permits me to be more flexible. and communication with people close to me gives me strength and hope and I'm a vagbond having lived and worked on all 5 continents of the earth Tall 6"2 a fev extra kilos. Svindal had predicted that it would be the established downhill skiers who would triumph on a course where many racers said it was easy enough to get down unscathed but very tough to maintain speed and a good line.And so it proved as a host of the stockier racers adept at maximising speed in the gliding sections also managed slick manoeuvring over a couple of savage jumps that led straight into sharp turns.From 1956 to 2004, Braathens was one of the largest airlines at the airport.Most of the airport area is owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, although the civilian facilities and the air traffic control are owned and operated by Avinor, a subsidiary of the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications.