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|Full name||Andreas Wank|
18 February 1988 |
Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, East Germany
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Club||WSV Oberhof 05|
|Personal best||211m (Vikersund 2012)|
|Updated on 9 March 2012.|
Andreas Wank (born 18 February 1988) competes internationally for Germany as a ski jumper. He is 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) tall and weighs 73 kg (161 lbs).
Wank began early on with ski jumping. At only 12 years old, he was the 2000 German Masters students. In 2001, he reached 3rd place in the Schülercup in the overall standings. He also earned 3rd place in the overall standings of the Germany Cup. In 2002, he was on the team for the German Championships. He won the silver medal in the team competition. A year later he started again in junior ranking and became German Vice-Junior Champion. In addition, he again reached 3rd Place in the overall standings of the Germany Cup.
From 2004, Wank started in the Continental Cup and achieved in his second jump in Rovaniemi, with his first podium place 3. Then Wank was in the National Group for World Cup jumping in Oberstdorf in the Four Hills Tournament 2004–05. In his first jump in the highest ski-series, he reached 45th Place. In 2005, he made German Junior Champion in singles and was also on the team. At the German Senior championships, he finished sixth overall. In 2007, his team won the gold medal at the German championships.
On 27 February 2008 he placed 1st in Poland's Zakopane in the junior world champion in singles, the biggest success of his career. Two days later, he also won the title in the team jumping. In the season 2008–2009 he first belonged to the A-national squad for the World Cup ski jumping. In the end, he reached the 59th Place in the World Cup overall standings.
On 19 July 2009 Wank won the individual competition of the German championship in ski jumping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with complete surprise jumps of 135 meters and 139 meters in front of Michael Neumayer and Michael Uhrmann.
His previous best finish in an individual jump, which he reached in the summer Grand Prix on 3 October 2009 in Klingenthal, was the 7th place.
Wank is originally from Domnitz in Saxony-Anhalt. Since the age of ten he has lived in Oberhof, where he graduated from a ports school in 2007. In March 2008, he enrolled at the University of Ansbach to study international management in a program that has been adapted to the HS Anspach and designed specifically for top athletes.
He married Czech supermodel Ivana-Haffa in a small, private ceremony in Bonn in 2012. They have no children.