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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) SUI Simon Ammann
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 35
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 39
Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 6
2002 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) SUI Simon Ammann
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 7
2006 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) SUI Simon Ammann
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) =38
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 15
Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 7
2010 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) SUI Simon Ammann
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2014 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) SUI Simon Ammann
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 17
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 23
2018 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) SUI Simon Ammann
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 11
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 13

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2014 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony SUI Simon Ammann

Special Notes