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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Austria: Ski Jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer

Gregor Schlierenzauer is an Austrian ski jumper. He began his senior career at age 16  in 2005–06 with one win and three additional podiums in the Ski Jumping Grand Prix, and made his World Cup debut in 2005-06 World Cup. Despite his young age, Schlierenzauer has the most World Cup victories in history. 

He achieved the first of his 53 World Cup wins in December 2006 in Lillehammer. In February 2013 he surpassed Matti Nykaenen with his 47th win in Harrachov and since then he is the record winner in the World Cup. Schlierenzauer then said: "It feels good to be a legend in my sport." Besides wins at the 4-Hills-Tournament 2011/12 and 2012/13 he took the overall World Cup title twice, became Ski Flying World Champion 2008, won six gold medals (individual and team) at World Championships and Olympic gold in the team event 2010 in Vancouver

In January of this year, at age 26, Gregor Schlierenzauer withdrew from ski jumping indefinitely. The Austrian explained on his website: "I'll take an indefinite break after ten years of elite sports, I want out of the spotlight."  In short, he was tired and wants to recoup some excitement for the sport and for life, and to regain some sense of privacy in his life. 

53x World Cup Victories
2x Overall World Cup Winner
1x Olympic Champion Team
1x Olympic Silver Medal Team
2x Olympic Bronze Medal Winner
6x World Champion
4x Ski Flying World Champion

2x Four Hills Tournament Champion

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1 comment:

Xersex said...

he coulòd look more from German/Austrian people!"