Urs Lehmann

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Urs Lehmann
Medal record
World Championships
Men's Alpine skiing
Gold medal – first place 1993 Morioka-Shizukuishi Downhill
Men's Junior Alpine skiing
Gold medal – first place 1987 Hemsedal Downhill

Urs Lehmann (born 1 April 1969 in Rudolfstetten) is a Swiss former World Champion alpine skier married to Conny Kissling, and President of the Swiss Ski team.

He won the Downhill competition of the 1993 Alpine Ski World Championship at Morioka Shizukuishi, following on from winning the Downhill in the 1987 World Junior Championships in Hemsedal in Norway. He had 26 of the top 30 World Cup results, and won one European Cup.[1]

Ski Racing Career[edit]

His first international victory was in the 1987 Junior World Championships in Hemsedal, Norway, where we won the Downhill.[1]

In 1992, he won his best world cup finish of 4th in the Val Gardena Downhill. He also had his best Super G finish of 7th that year in Garmish-Paternkirchen.[1]

In 1993 he won the World Championships Downhill at Morioka-Shizukuishi.[1]

He missed the 1994 season, and when he came back only scored points in Downhill with a further 12 top 30 finishes.[1]

His last race was the 1997 Garmish-Paternkirchen Downhill. He also won the Val d'Isere Europa Cup Downhill in 1997.[1]

Post Ski Racing Career[edit]

Business[edit]

He started his current position as CEO of Similasan on 1 January 2009.[2] Previously, he was a management consultant with Abegglen Management Partners (2002–2005), and from 2005-2008 CFO at VIA MAT Gruppe.[3]

Sports[edit]

He has been co-commentator on Eurosport since 1997.[3]

On 26 August 2006 he became president of the Swiss Ski Federation .[4]

In August 2008 he became president of the Laureus Foundation Switzerland.[5]

Academic[edit]

He studied for his degree at University of Zurich from 1997 to 1999, his Masters at the University of St. Gallen from 1999–2001 and his PhD from University of Zurich from 2004 - 2009.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He married the Swiss Acrobatic Skier Conny Kissling on 1 June 2002.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f FIS (30 January 2010). "FIS results for Urs lehmann". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Similasan (30 January 2010). "Similasan contact page for Urs lehmann". Similasan. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Xing (30 January 2010). "Xing page for Urs lehmann". Xing. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Swiss Ski (30 January 2010). "Swiss Ski Board". Swiss Ski. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Laureus (30 January 2010). "Mention of Urs Lehmann Appointment". Laureus. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  6. ^ News.ch (30 January 2010). "Marriage of Urs Lehmann and Conny Kissling". News.ch. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 

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