Who Is Ski Legend Mikaela Shiffrin’s Norwegian Boyfriend?

Published 01/21/2023, 7:45 PM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 10: Aleksander Kilde and Mikaela Shiffrin attend the 2021 ESPY Awards at Rooftop At Pier 17 on July 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Four-time Overall World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin is currently enjoying the peak of her skiing career. With a world record of 82 Alpine World Cups, the 27-year-old skier is eyeing to surpass legendary skier, Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 86 cups. Moreover, the skier is enjoying her beautiful relationship with the footballer and skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.

One of the skiing world’s favorite couples Kilde and Shiffrin has been dating since 2021. They first met in 2017 and it was the 30-year-old skier who approached Shiffrin but got rejected. However, eventually, she became attached to him and started dating six years after 2017. So, who is the skier that stole Shiffrin’s heart?

Mikaela Shiffrin’s boyfriend chose between football and skiing

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Mikaela Shiffrin’s boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is a Norwegian World Cup alpine ski racer. However, before choosing skiing as his career, Kilde had interest in football as well. Growing up, he realized that he had to choose one between the two sports and he chose Skiing. During an interview with Pure Wow in 2022, Kilde stated;

“Obviously, playing in a stadium with thousands of spectators would be amazing, but the feeling I have every time I drop out of the start gate is unbeatable.”

Moreover, he was swayed by the adrenaline rush and clean mountain turns in skiing.

He competes in downhill and super-G (super giant slalom) categories and has won many championships. Most recently he won the classic Hahnenkamm downhill. In 2013, he became the Junior World giant slalom champion.

Klide also participated in the Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. In both the championship, the skier came 13th in the super-G category.

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His relationship with Shiffrin is quite adorable considering the eventual development of feelings between the couple.

How did Kilde impress Mikaela?

After getting rejected by Mikaela, Kilde remained good friends with her. She found him very friendly and respectful, while she was dating other guys. In 2020, Mikaela faced one of the biggest lows of her life as her father passed away.

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After some time, Kilde contacted her back when she began skiing which was very heart-touching for her family and her. Post that anecdote, the couple never stopped talking to each other. In an interview with the Olympics in 2022, the couple openly talked about their relationship;

“We are having good conversations and we are there for each other. We support each other on good days and bad days like couples do like partners do for each other. We’re not any different,”

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Evidently, Mikaela’s boyfriend is not just a great partner but also has his name in the best skier’s list

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Muskan Sharma

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Muskan Sharma is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Calcutta. Muskan has worked as a writer for 3+ years but has a knack for filmmaking, too.

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