Wolfgang Loitzl

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Wolfgang Loitzl
Wolfgang Loitzl, Österr. Sportler des Jahres 2009 (1).jpg
Personal information
Full name Wolfgang Loitzl
Born (1980-01-13) 13 January 1980 (age 34)
Bad Ischl, Austria
Professional information
Club WSC Bad Mitterndorf
Skis Fluege.de
Personal best 213.5 m (Planica 2010)
World Cup
Seasons 1997–
Wins 4
Additional podiums 16
Total podiums 20
Updated on
22 January 2010.

Wolfgang "Wuff" Loitzl (born 13 January 1980) is an Austrian ski jumper who has competed since 1997. He won seven medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with six golds (Individual normal hill: 2009, Team normal hill: 2001, 2005; Team large hill: 2005, 2007, 2009) and one bronze (Team large hill: 2001).

He earned a bronze medal in the team event at the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 2004 and finished 15th at the individual competition at those same championships. Loitzl has seven individual career victories from 1998 to 2003.

Loitzl won the 2008–09 Four Hills Tournament. In the final competition of the tournament in Bischofshofen, he received the maximum score (20) for the first jump from all five judges. In ski jumping history, only Anton Innauer (1976), Kazuyoshi Funaki (1998), Sven Hannawald (2003),[1] and Hideharu Miyahira (2003)[2] have matched this feat.

On 21 February 2009 Loitzl won the individual gold on the normal hill at the World Championships at Liberec ahead of fellow Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer and Switzerland's Simon Ammann. Further success followed on 28 February the same year when Loitzl won gold as part of the Austrian quartet in the team large hill event.

His son Benjamin was born on 12 January 2005, his second child Nikolas was born on 10 February 2007. He has been married to Marika since 11 June 2006.

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