Ronny Ackermann

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Ronny Ackermann
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Personal information
Full name Ronny Ackermann
Born (1977-05-16) May 16, 1977 (age 37)
Bad Salzungen, Germany
Professional information
Club Rhöner WSV Dermbach
Skis Madshus (Cross country)
Elan (Ski jumping)
World Cup
Seasons 1995-
Wins 26
Additional podiums 44
Total podiums 70
Ronny Ackermann
Medal record
Men's nordic combined
Olympic Games
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City 4 x 5 km team
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City 7.5 km sprint
Silver 2006 Turin 4 x 5 km team
World Championships
Bronze 2001 Lahti 7.5 km sprint
Gold 2003 Val di Fiemme 15 km individual
Silver 2003 Val di Fiemme 4 x 5 km team
Silver 2003 Val di Fiemme 7.5 km sprint
Gold 2005 Oberstdorf 15 km individual
Silver 2005 Oberstdorf 4 x 5 km team
Gold 2005 Oberstdorf 7.5 km sprint
Silver 2007 Sapporo 4 x 5 km team
Gold 2007 Sapporo 15 km individual
Silver 2009 Liberec 4 x 5 km team

Ronny Ackermann (born May 16, 1977 in Bad Salzungen, Thuringia) is a successful German Nordic combined skier.

Ackermann started to learn to ski when he was five years old and took up ski-jumping two years later. As of 2004, he belongs to the team of Rhöner WSV Dermbach. His many successes include winning the Nordic combined World Cup in 2002, 2003 and 2008.

Ackermann found success in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, winning ten medals, including four golds (15 km individual: 2003, 2005, 2007; 7.5 km sprint: 2005), five silvers (7.5 km sprint: 2003, 4 x 5 km team: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009), and a bronze (7.5 km sprint: 2001.) He also has won three silvers at the Winter Olympics in the sprint (2002) and team (2002, 2006) events. Ackermann is the first person to win the 15 km individual World Championships three straight times and the first to do it at the World Championships or Winter Olympic level since fellow German Ulrich Wehling did it during the Winter Olympics of 1972, 1976, 1980.

Ackermann has also won the Nordic combined event at the Holmenkollen ski festival three times, with 2 wins in the individual competition (2002, 2004) and a win in the sprint competition (2003). In 2003, Ackermann received the Holmenkollen medal (shared with Felix Gottwald).

He was elected Sportler des Jahres (Sportsman of the Year) in 2005.

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Awards
Preceded by
Germany Michael Schumacher
German Sportsman of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
Germany Michael Greis