Kyle Nissen

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Kyle Nissen
Kyle Nissen 2014-06-06.jpg
Nissen in Parade of Champions in Calgary (2014)
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born (1979-08-23) August 23, 1979 (age 35)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Sport
Country Canada
Sport freestyle skiing

Kyle Nissen (born August 23, 1979 in Calgary) is a Canadian freestyle skier.[1]

Nissen competes in aerials, and made his World Cup debut in December 1999. He made his first World Cup podium later that season, winning an event in Heavenly, California.[2]

Nissen has won one other World Cup event, at Mont Gabriel in 2006, and has placed on the podium at 10 other events. His most successful season came in 2006, when he placed 2nd overall in the World Cup standings, behind Dmitri Dashinski. Nissen's best showing at the World Championships came in 2005, when he finished 5th, also behind Dashinski.[2]

Nissen also competed the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, qualifying for the aerials final 7th place. In the final, he was 9th after the first jump, but moved up to 5th after scoring the most points in the competition on the second jump.[3]

World Cup Podiums[edit]

[2]

Date Location Rank
January 23, 2000 Heavenly 1st
September 8, 2001 Mount Buller 2nd
December 5, 2003 Ruka 2nd
February 19, 2005 Sauze d'Oulx 2nd
March 5, 2005 Špindlerův Mlýn 3rd
September 3, 2005 Mount Buller 2nd
December 16, 2005 Changchun 3rd
December 18, 2005 Changchun 2nd
January 8, 2006 Mount Gabriel 1st
January 14, 2006 Deer Valley 3rd
February 25, 2007 Apex 2nd
January 18, 2009 Lake Placid 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kyle Nissen 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. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 

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