Jeff Bean

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Men's freestyle skiing
World Championships
Silver 2005 Ruka Aerials

Jeff Bean (born January 11, 1977 in Ottawa) is a Canadian freestyle skier.[1]

Bean competes in aerials, and made his World Cup debut in January 1996, and made his first World Cup podium later that season, finishing third in Kirchberg. One year later, Kirchberg was the site of his first two career World Cup wins, as he won events on back-to-back days.[2]

Over his career, Bean placed on the podium at 17 World Cup events, and claimed 4 titles over a 10-year span. His most successful season came in 2003, when he placed 3rd overall in the World Cup standings. His lone medal at the World Championships came in 2005, when he finished second behind countryman Steve Omischl.[2]

Bean competed in three Olympic games, beginning in 1998 and ending in 2006.[1] His best finish was 4th in 2002, missing out on a medal by only two-tenths of a point.[3] He also made the final in 1998, but finished 11th out of 12 competitors.[4] In 2006, he was well positioned to make the final after the first jump, but a poor second jump left him in 19th place.[5]

World Cup Podiums[edit]

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Date Location Rank
February 2, 1996 Kirchberg 3rd
December 7, 1996 Tignes 3rd
February 19, 1997 Kirchberg 1st
February 20, 1997 Kirchberg 1st
August 2, 1997 Mount Buller 3rd
January 6, 2001 Deer Valley 2nd
January 12, 2002 Mont Tremblant 2nd
January 27, 2002 Whistler 3rd
September 7, 2002 Mount Buller 1st
January 12, 2003 Mont Tremblant 1st
January 19, 2003 Lake Placid 3rd
March 3, 2003 Špindlerův Mlýn 2nd
January 14, 2005 Lake Placid 3rd
January 16, 2005 Lake Placid 2nd
January 8, 2006 Mount Gabriel 2nd
January 21, 2006 Lake Placid 2nd
December 12, 2006 Jilin 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jeff Bean Biography and Statistics". Olympics at Sportsreference.com. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "FIS-biography". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Salt Lake 2002 Official Report - Results". Salt Lake City Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Results". Nagano Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 

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