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Martin Schmitt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMartin•Schmitt
Used nameMartin•Schmitt
Born29 January 1978 in Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements181 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsSC Furtwangen, Furtwangen im Schwarzwald (GER)
NOC(s) Germany

Biography

Together with his former teammate Sven Hannawald, Martin Schmitt has greatly popularized ski jumping in Germany in the early 21st century. He won the overall World Cup in 1998-99 and 1999-2000, was runner-up in 2000-2001, and earned a gold medal (2002) and two silver (1998 and 2010) at the Winter Olympics in the team event. Schmitt also won nine (4-3-2) medals at the World Championships between 1997 and 2009. In ski flying he was the 2002 World Champion and in 1999 broke the world record with 214.5 m. In both 2000 and 2001 Schmitt placed third at the Four Hills Tournament. His brother Thorsten Schmitt was an alternate for the German Nordic combined team at Torino but was not selected. Besides his sports career Schmitt is a student, studying economics and politics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1998 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 19 GER Martin Schmitt
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 14
  Large Hill, Team, Men Olympic Germany 2 Silver
2002 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 7 GER Martin Schmitt
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 10
  Large Hill, Team, Men Olympic Germany 1 Gold
2006 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 19 GER Martin Schmitt
  Large Hill, Team, Men Olympic Germany 4
2010 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 10 GER Martin Schmitt
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 30
  Large Hill, Team, Men Olympic Germany 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

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