Steve Omischl

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Omischl competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Men's freestyle skiing
World Championships
Gold 2005 Ruka Aerials
Silver 2009 Inawashiro Aerials
Bronze 2003 Deer Valley Aerials
Bronze 2007 Madonna di Campiglio Aerials

Steve Omischl (born November 16, 1978 in North Bay) is a Canadian freestyle skier.[1]

Omischl competes in aerials, and made his World Cup debut in December 1999, finishing with a silver medal at an event in Blackcomb. Omischl earned five more podiums on the World Cup circuit before winning his first event in mid-2002.[2]

Along with a fellow olympian Jeff Bean, he participated in an episode of the hit show Mantracker where he defeated Terry Grant in the nerve-wracking chase.

Over his career thus far, Omischl has placed on the podium at 40 World Cup events, and claimed 20 titles. He has won four overall World Cup titles, finishing atop the aerials standings in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He has won four medals at the World Championships. His lone gold came in 2005, and most recently won a silver medal in 2009.[2]

Omischl has competed in three Olympic Games. In 2002 he placed 4th in the qualifying, but ended up 11th in the final.[3] In 2006, he was well positioned to make the final after the first jump, but a poor second jump left him in 20th place.[4]

Omischl was also a member of the Canadian team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[5] He qualified for the final in 8th and was ranked 8th overall after the final.

World Cup Podiums[edit]

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Date Location Rank
December 4, 1999 Blackcomb 2
February 26, 2000 Piancavallo 2
August 12, 2000 Mount Buller 3
December 2, 2000 Blackcomb 3
March 10, 2001 Himos 2
January 18, 2002 Lake Placid 3
September 8, 2002 Mount Buller 1
January 17, 2003 Lake Placid 2
February 7, 2003 Steamboat 3
March 3, 2003 Špindlerův Mlýn 1
September 6, 2003 Mount Buller 1
September 7, 2003 Mount Buller 1
January 16, 2004 Lake Placid 1
January 18, 2004 Lake Placid 1
January 25, 2004 Fernie 2
January 31, 2004 Deer Valley 2
February 15, 2004 Harbin 1
February 28, 2004 Špindlerův Mlýn 2
March 10, 2004 Sauze d'Oulx 1
January 16, 2005 Lake Placid 3
January 28, 2005 Deer Valley 3
February 5, 2005 Shenyang 2
February 12, 2005 Changchun 2
February 19, 2005 Sauze d'Oulx 1
December 18, 2005 Changchun 3
March 3, 2006 Davos 1
December 10, 2006 Jilin 1
January 11, 2007 Deer Valley 2
February 25, 2007 Apex 1
December 21, 2007 Lianhua Mountain 1
December 22, 2007 Lianhua Mountain 3
January 19, 2008 Lake Placid 1
January 27, 2008 Mont Tremblant 1
February 10, 2008 Cypress Mountain 1
February 17, 2008 Inawashiro 2
March 1, 2008 Moscow 1
March 7, 2008 Davos 1
January 25, 2009 Mount Gabriel 1
January 30, 2009 Deer Valley 3
February 2, 2009 Cypress Mountain 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steve Omischl 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. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Elation, heartbreak highlight freestyle Olympic team". CBC News. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 

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