Piotr Żyła

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SNP Vikersund 2012 Piotr Żyła.jpg
Personal information
Born (1987-01-16) January 16, 1987 (age 27)
Poland Cieszyn, Poland
Professional information
Club KS Wisla Ustronianka
Skis Fischer
Personal best 232.5 m (Vikersund 2012)
World Cup
Seasons 2004–
Wins 1
Additional podiums 1
Total podiums 2
Updated on August 8, 2014.

Piotr Żyła (born January 16, 1987 in Cieszyn) is a Polish ski jumper[1] who has competed since 2004. A member of the national team. He has competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. On January 26, 2013 he became the Polish record holder (together with Kamil Stoch) in the length of the ski flight (232.5 m).

Personal life[edit]

Piotr Żyła was born in Cieszyn, Poland. He graduated Sports Championships School in Zakopane, where his friend from class was Kamil Stoch. In 2006 he married Justyna Lazar, who is Adam Małysz's cousin. Piotr and Justyna have two children: son Jakub (born 2007) and daughter Karolina (born 2012).

Career[edit]

Piotr Żyła's the longest jump in career (new record of Poland) in Vikersund.
Team competition in Val di Fiemme 2013
Medal ceremony after winning bronze medal in Val di Fiemme with polish team: Maciej Kot, Kamil Stoch and Dawid Kubacki.

2006/2007[edit]

Żyła jumped on skis for the first time when he was eight years old. On December 26, 2006 he debuted in the Continental Cup at St. Moritz. The first points in this series were won on January 14, 2005 in Sapporo, when he was 19th. At the World Junior Championships he was 14th, while the team won the silver medal. On January 21 in Sapporo, he got a chance to debut in the World Cup. In his first start, he scored points (19th place). A day later, again, the last time in the season, he was in the top 30. On February 4 he won the Continental Cup in Villach. In the 2006/2007 season he scored points in the World Cup four times. The highest place was the 19th in Titisee-Neustadt. He started well in the world championships. In the individual competition, he was 35th and 42nd. In the team competition, the Polish team was 5th.

2007/2008[edit]

In the season 2007/2008 he scored points just in Zakopane, Poland. He was 29th twice.

2010/2011[edit]

Training with coach Jan Szturc at the club meant that he attained better results in the Continental Cup. On January 21 in Zakopane was 21st and he repeated this result on February 13 at the ski flying hill in Vikersund. On January 29, 2011 he stood on the podium in the team competition in Willingen. He also starred in the World Championships. He finished at 19th and 21st place individually, and fourth and fifth in team.

2011/2012[edit]

In the season 2011/2012 Żyła returned to the team A. In the general classification beginning the summer season competitions Lotus Poland Tour finished on last – 57th place. In the event of the Summer Grand Prix 2011 in Hakuba finished on second place twice. On September 17 at Wielka Krokiew has won the bronze medal in Polish Championship, after jumping a distance of 126.5 m and 118.5 m. After taking 4th place in the Summer Grand Prix in Klingenthal he had the fifth position in the general classification of the Summer Grand Prix 2011.

2012/2013[edit]

On December 4, 2011 for the first time he was ranked in the top 10. He was 7th in Lillehammer. He started in the World Cup Ski Flying in Vikersund. Individually he was 33rd, Polish team took 7th place. On January 26, 2013 he became the Polish record holder (together with Kamil Stoch) in the length of the ski flight (232.5 m). In the season 2012/2013 the first World Cup points scored until the seventh start, taking 30th place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. On January 9, 2013 in Wisla took 6th place. He repeated this result in Vikersund on January 26 and February 13 in Klingenthal. In individual competitions at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 took 23 place on the normal hill and 19th on the large hill. He won there a bronze medal in team competition. On March 17, 2013 annually ex aequo with Gregor Schlierenzauer won the World Cup in Oslo. It was his first podium of his career. He was the fifth in the history of Polish ski jumper after Stanisław Bobak, Piotr Fijas, Adam Małysz and Kamil Stoch, who won the World Cup competition. A week later, the penultimate competition of the season ranked third in the ski flying hill in Planica.

Olympic Games Olympic rings with white rims.svg[edit]

Piotr Żyła started at Olympic Games once – in Sochi 2014. He has not started in competition on normal hill. He was 34th on large hill.

Individual[edit]

2014 Russia Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana 34th place (K-125)

Team[edit]

2014 Russia Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana 4th place

Piotr Żyła's starts at Olympic Games[edit]

Place Day Year Locality Hill Point K HS Competition Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Lost (points) Winner
34. February 15 2014 Russia Krasnaya Polyana RusSki Gorki K-125 HS-140 individual 118.0 m - 108.7 170.0 Kamil Stoch
4. February 17 2014 Russia Krasnaya Polyana RusSki Gorki K-125 HS-140 team 121.0 m 132.0 m 1011.8 (233.5) 29.3 Germany

World Championships[edit]

Individual[edit]

2007 Japan Sapporo 35th place (K-120), 42nd place (K-90)
2011 Norway Oslo 19th place (K-95), 21st place (K-120)
2013 Italy Val di Fiemme/Predazzo 23rd place (K-95), 19th place (K-120)

Team[edit]

2007 Japan Sapporo 5th place
2011 Norway Oslo 4th place
2013 Italy Val di Fiemme/Predazzo bronze medal (K-120)

Piotr Żyła's starts at World Championships[edit]

Place Day Year Locality Hill Point K HS Competition Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Loss (points) Winner
35. February 24 2007 Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 HS-134 individual 103 m 76.9 189.2 Simon Ammann
5. February 25 2007 Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 HS-134 team 115 m 111.5 m 857.2 (194.7) 143 Austria
42. March 3 2007 Japan Sapporo Miyanomori K-90 HS-98 individual 86.5 m 104 173 Adam Małysz
19. February 26 2011 Norway Oslo Midtstubakken K-95 HS-106 individual 93.5 m 96 m 224 45.2 Thomas Morgenstern
4. February 27 2011 Norway Oslo Midtstubakken K-95 HS-106 team 98 m 101 m 953 (235.6) 72.5 Austria
21. March 3 2011 Norway Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 individual 121 m 124.5 m 232.9 43.6 Gregor Schlierenzauer
5. March 5 2011 Norway Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 team 127 m 435.6 (118) 64.4 Austria
23. February 23 2013 Italy Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-95 HS-106 individual 95.5 m 95 m 220.1 32.5 Anders Bardal
19. February 28 2013 Italy Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-120 HS-134 individual 124.0 m 126.5 m 268.1 27.7 Kamil Stoch
3. Bronze medal with cup.svg March 2 2013 Italy Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-120 HS-134 team 122.0 m 126.0 m 1121.0 (270.6) 14.9 Austria

World Cup[edit]

Victories[edit]

Day Year Location Hill Point K HS Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points)
1. March 17 2013 Norway Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 135,5 m 133,5 m 270.1

Podiums[edit]

Day Year Location Hill Point K HS Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Place Lost (points) Winner
1. March 17 2013 Norway Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 135,5 m 133,5 m 270.1 1.
2. March 22 2013 Slovenia Planica Letalnica K-185 HS-215 212,5 m 216,5 m 402.5 2. 9.7 Gregor Schlierenzauer

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