Filip Flisar

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Filip Flisar
— Alpine skier —
Filip Flisar 2015.jpg
Flisar with Kreischberg gold medal
Disciplines Ski cross
Club SK Branik
Born (1987-09-28) September 28, 1987 (age 27)
Maribor, Slovenia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
World Cup debut 6 March 2008
Olympics
Teams 2 – (2010, 2014)
World Championships
Teams 3 – (2011, 2013, 2015)
Medals 1 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 2008 - present
Wins 4
Podiums 7
Discipline titles 1 – Ski cross (2012)

Filip Flisar (born September 28, 1987 in Maribor) is a Slovenian freestyle skier competing in ski cross discipline.[1]

Career[edit]

He started as alpine skier in fast disciplines. He competed in two FIS Junior World Ski Championships and a couple of FIS Ski European Cup events but with no success. So he rather joined FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup. His World Cup debut performance in 2007–08 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup season was a ski cross competition on March 6, 2008 in Grindelwald, Switzerland. In 2008–09 season he performed on his only one competition in halfpipe.

He represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where he competed in ski cross he took 8th place.[2][1] At 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Deer Valley, where he competed in Men's ski cross he took 11th place. In 2012 at Winter X Games XVI in Aspen he achieved 2nd place in the ski cross event.

On January 11, 2012 in Alpe d'Huez he won his first World Cup victory. He won two more World Cup races in that season. In 2011–12 season he won the discipline title in ski cross and was 5th in Overall. On December 13, 2012 in Telluride he won World Cup race. He has four World Cup wins in total. By the number of wins in Men's Ski Cross World Cup he is currently at 7th place in all time ranking.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he competed in men's ski cross, where he reached the semi finals. In the small final he placed second, behind Egor Korotkov, and ahead of Armin Niederer and Florian Eigler, thus ranking overall sixth in the competition.[3][4]

On January 25, 2015 he produced a stunning performance in the final of FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships 2015 ski cross and managed to climb from 3rd to 1st place in the last few meters of the race. He won his and Slovenia's 1st ever gold medal at the World Championship in Freestyle skiing. He shared the podium with Jean-Frédéric Chapuis, defending World Champion and current Olympic Champion, who won the silver medal and Victor Öhling Norberg, who got bronze. [5]

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season FS Overall SX HP
2008–09 167 50 45
2009–10 107 37
2010–11 45 13
2011–12 5 1st
2012–13 24 6
2013-14 201 45 -
2014-15 54 18 -

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Discipline
1 2011–12 11 Jan 2012 France Alpe d'Huez Ski cross
2 26 Feb 2012 Germany Bischofswiesen Ski cross
3 10 Mar 2012 Switzerland Grindelwald Ski cross
4 2012–13 13 Dec 2012 United States Telluride Ski cross

Olympic Games[edit]

Rank Datum Place Discipline
8 21 Feb 2010 Canada Vancouver Ski cross
7 20 Feb 2014 Russia Sochi Ski cross

World Championships[edit]

Rank Datum Place Discipline
11 4 Feb 2011 United States Deer Valley Ski cross
5 10 Mar 2013 Norway Voss Ski cross
1st 25 Jan 2015 Austria Kreischberg Ski cross

Personal life[edit]

He is known as a fearless man who loves extreme sports. In his free time he skateboards and drives downhill. He is also known for his trademark handlebar moustache.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Filip Flisar". Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Filip Flisar, Freestyle Skiing". Vancouver 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Filip Flisar". sochi2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Men's Ski Cross Finals". sochi2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Flisar and Limbacher take ski cross World Championship gold". Eurosport. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 

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