Andi Goldberger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAndreas "Andi"•Goldberger
Used nameAndi•Goldberger
Born29 November 1972 in Ried im Innkreis (AUT)
Measurements172 cm / 54 kg
AffiliationsSC Waldzell, Waldzell (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

Andreas Goldberger debuted in the ski jumping World Cup when only 18 years old. He quickly rose to the top, winning the Four Hills Tournament and overall World Cup in 1993. He repeated this performance in 1995, and collected medals at the 1993 World Championships and 1994 Olympics. His first major international title came in 1996, when he won the ski flying World Championships. Earlier, he had become the first person to jump further than 200 m, but Goldberg fell after landing, denying him the World Record. When he admitted to using cocaine in 1997, the Austrian federation suspended him for six months. Goldberger briefly assumed Serbian citizenship to continue jumping, but was eventually allowed to compete again for Austria. He continued competing until 2005, but with less success than before, never again winning a World Cup event. In 2001, he nevertheless won another world title, with the Austrian team on the normal hill.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) AUT Andi Goldberger
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 7
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic) Austria 3 Bronze
1998 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) AUT Andi Goldberger
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 22

Special Notes