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Bill Demong

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilliam "Bill"•Demong
Used nameBill•Demong
Born29 March 1980 in Saranac Lake, New York (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsLake Placid Ski Club/Colorado Mountain College
NOC United States

Biography

Bill Demong was a Nordic combined skier who competed at five consecutive Winter Olympics, from 1998 to 2014. The highlight of his career was winning the Olympic large hill gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, adding a silver medal in the team event at those Games. He was also the first American to win a World Championship gold, taking the title in 2009 in the large hill event. In all, he won four medals at the World Championships, adding a silver in the Gundersen in 2007, and a bronze in 2009 normal hill and 2013 team.

Demong learned to ski at the New York State Education Foundation (NYSEF) program and attended high school in Lake Placid at the National Sports Academy. He competed on the World Cup circuit from 1997-2015, winning nine World Cup events, with 20 podium finishes. After the medal ceremony for the 2010 Olympic large hill, Demong proposed to his girlfriend, Katie Koczynski, and they married later that summer.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) USA Bill Demong
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 10
Individual, Men (Olympic) 34
2002 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) USA Bill Demong
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 4
Individual, Men (Olympic) 19
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 14
2006 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) USA Bill Demong
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 7
Individual, Men (Olympic) 15
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 25
2010 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) USA Bill Demong
Normal Hill / 10 km, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
Large Hill / 10 km, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
2014 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) USA Bill Demong
Normal Hill / 10 km, Individual, Men (Olympic) 24
Large Hill / 10 km, Individual, Men (Olympic) 31
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 6

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2010 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony USA Bill Demong

Special Notes