Filip Flisar

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Filip Flisar
— Alpine skier —
Filip Flisar.jpg
Filip Flisar in 2008
Disciplines Ski cross
Club Sk Branik
Born (1987-09-28) September 28, 1987 (age 26)
Maribor, Slovenia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
World Cup debut March 6, 2008
Olympics
Teams 1 – (2010)
World Championships
Teams 1 – (2011)
World Cup
Seasons 6
Wins 4
Podiums 6
Discipline titles 1 – (1st in SX 2012)

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

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]

Personal life[edit]

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

World Cup[edit]

Wins[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline
2011–12 Jan 11, 2012 France Alpe d'Huez Ski cross
Feb 26, 2012 Germany Bischofswiesen Ski cross
Mar 10, 2012 Switzerland Grindelwald Ski cross
2012–13 Dec 13, 2012 United States Telluride Ski cross

Cup standings[edit]

1 title (1 ski cross)

Season Overall Ski cross Halfpipe
2008–09 167th 50th 45th
2009–10 107th 37th
2010–11 45th 13th
2011–12 5th 1st
2012–13 4th 4th

Other results[edit]

Winter Olympic Games[edit]

Rank Year Place Discipline
8. 2010 Canada Vancouver Ski cross
6. 2014 Russia Sochi Ski cross

FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships[edit]

Rank Year Place Discipline
11. 2011 United States Deer Valley Ski cross
5. 2013 Norway Voss Ski cross

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. 

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