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Simon Ammann

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSimon•Ammann
Used nameSimon•Ammann
Nick/petnamesSimi
Born25 June 1981 in Grabs (SUI)
Measurements171 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsRenngemeinschaft Churfirsten, Unterwasser
NOC(s) Switzerland

Biography

Prior to the 2002 Olympics, only ski jumping followers had heard of Simon Ammann. Although he had placed a credible 6th at that year’s Four Hills Tournament, he had yet to win a major competition. In Salt Lake City, he surprised everybody by winning both the normal and the large hill events, which only Matti Nykänen had managed to before him. Known as a “Harry Potter look-alike”, Ammann was rocketed into stardom, but could not follow up his Olympic titles with other success until 2007, when he won the large hill event at the Sapporo World Championships, and placed second in the normal hill. In the World Cup circuit, he has won three competitions, and placed third in the 2006/2007 season.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1998 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 35 Representing Switzerland    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 39
  Large Hill, Team, Men Olympic Switzerland 6
2002 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Switzerland    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold
  Large Hill, Team, Men Olympic Switzerland 7
2006 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic =38 Representing Switzerland    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 15
  Large Hill, Team, Men Olympic Switzerland 7
2010 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Switzerland    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold
2014 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 17 Representing Switzerland    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 23
2018 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 11 Representing Switzerland    
  Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 13

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2010 Winter Olympics 20 February 2010 Ski Jumping (Skiing) Large Hill, Individual, Men Final Round, Jump 1 144.0 1

Other participations

Games Role Details
2014 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Switzerland    

Special Notes