Aleš Valenta

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Olympic medal record
Men's freestyle skiing
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City Aerials

Aleš Valenta (Czech pronunciation: [ˈalɛʃ ˈvalɛnta]) (born 6 February 1973 in Šumperk, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech freestyle skier who participates in aerials.

On February 19, 2002, he won the Winter Olympics gold medal in the freestyle aerials competition where he succeeded to perform the first triple back flip with five twists in the world.He operates the freestyle skiing centre in the town of Štíty.

External links[edit]

  • (Czech) Official Web site
  • (Czech) Official Web site on Ales Valenta Acrobat Park
  • (Czech) Profile on Czech Olympic Committee's Web site