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Eric Bergoust

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEric•Bergoust
Used nameEric•Bergoust
Nick/petnamesBergy
Born27 August 1969 in Missoula, Montana (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 77 kg
NOC United States

Biography

Eric Bergoust was one of the most successful American aerialists ever. During his career, he won 15 World Cup events, and was the 2002 overall freestyle World Cup champ, and twice won the World Cup aerials title. In 1999 he added a World Championship in the aerials to his Olympic gold medal, having been runner-up in 1997. At one time he had the world best mark in an aerials run, with 260.98, although it was later bettered. Bergoust originally wanted to be either a stunt man or fighter pilot, but after watching freestyle skiing on ESPN, and knowing that he loved trampolines, he decided to try the sport. He trained that summer in Lake Placid and in 1989 won the NorAm aerials championship. Bergoust’s career was interrupted multiple times by various injuries, including several broken bones, a knee injury in 1993 and a severe back injury in 1995.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) USA Eric Bergoust
Aerials, Men (Olympic) 7
1998 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) USA Eric Bergoust
Aerials, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2002 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) USA Eric Bergoust
Aerials, Men (Olympic) 12
2006 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) USA Eric Bergoust
Aerials, Men (Olympic) 17

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