Andreas Kofler

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Andreas Kofler
Andreas Kofler (2011).jpg
Country Austria Austria
Full name Andreas Kofler
Born (1984-05-17) 17 May 1984 (age 31)
Innsbruck, Austria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Ski club SV Innsbruck Bergisel
Personal best 233 m (764 ft)
Vikersund, 26 Feb 2012
World Cup career
Seasons 2003–present
Individual wins 12
Team wins 15
Indv. podiums 35
Team podiums 24
Four Hills titles 1 (2010)
Updated on 30 Mar 2015.

Andreas Kofler (born 17 May 1984) is an Austrian ski jumper, currently competing for the Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV).[1]

Career[edit]

Andreas Kofler grew up in Tyrol, in the Austrian Alps. He is a member of the ski jumping club SV Innsbruck-Bergisel, together with Gregor Schlierenzauer.

Kofler won his first individual competition in the World Cup on 4 February 2006. Two days later, he came in second place in the team competition. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Kofler won the silver medal in the individual competition, finishing only 0.1 points behind Thomas Morgenstern, his teammate on the squad with whom he would later win the Olympic gold medal in the team competition. At the Nordic Ski World Championships 2007 in Sapporo, Japan, Kofler won the gold medal in the team competition and finished in sixth place in the individual competition. At the end of the season, he arrived in second place at the Nordic Tournament, beaten only by Adam Małysz.[1]

After starting well into the 2007-2008 season, finishing in second place behind Morgenstern twice, Kofler crashed twice during competitions, in Engelberg and in Oberstdorf. Despite not being seriously injured, Kofler struggled to shake off his poor form for this and the next season.

In the 2009-2010, Kofler came in third place in Engelberg, ending his bad streak. During the same season, Kofler managed to win the prestigious Four Hills Tournament, ahead of Janne Ahonen and Wolfgang Loitzl, after winning the first event of the tournament in Oberstdorf. Kofler could not meet expectations in the first event (on the normal hill) of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, coming in 19th place. Nonetheless, he finished in fourth place on the large hill, only one point from the podium, and won the team competition with his teammates Wolfgang Loitzl, Thomas Morgenstern and Gregor Schlierenzauer—his second Olympic gold medal after 2006.[2]

During the 2010-2011 season, Kofler recorded three individual wins, including the first event of the season in Kuusamo, Finland.[3]

Despite a training deficit due to back problems related to his spinal discs, Kofler started the 2011-2012 season very successfully, winning the first two events, both of them taking place in Lillehammer, Norway.[4]

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall SF 4H NT
2002–03 16 N/A 4 40
2003–04 21 N/A 30 29
2004–05 40 N/A 50 34
2005–06 7 N/A 8 4
2006–07 7 N/A 12 2nd
2007–08 13 N/A 30 7
2008–09 36 42 28 26
2009–10 4 12 1st 6
2010–11 4 21 8 N/A
2011–12 3rd 12 3rd N/A
2012–13 17 15 N/A
2013–14 12 25 N/A
2014–15 29 23 N/A

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 2005-06 4 Feb 2006 Germany Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze HS 145 LH
2 2009-10 29 Dec 2009 Germany Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze HS 137 Moon by Adam Cebula.jpg LH
3 2010-11 28 Nov 2010 Finland Kuusamo Rukatunturi HS 142 LH
4 19 Dec 2010 Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS 137 LH
5 16 Jan 2011 Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama HS 134 LH
6 2011-12 27 Nov 2011 Finland Kuusamo Rukatunturi HS 142 Moon by Adam Cebula.jpg LH
7 3 Dec 2011 Norway Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken HS 100 Moon by Adam Cebula.jpg NH
8 4 Dec 2011 Norway Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken HS 138 LH
9 18 Dec 2011 Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS 137 LH
10 4 Jan 2012 Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze HS 130 LH
11 2012-13 9 Dec 2012 Russia Sochi RusSki Gorki HS 106 NH
12 15 Dec 2012 Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS 137 LH

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Andreas Kofler started a four-year formation to become a member of the Austrian police force, as part of a program for competitive athletes. In May 2011, Kofler passed his final examinations and hence concluded his formation. His hobbies include telemark skiing, football, surfing and climbing. Andreas Kofler currently resides in Thaur, Tyrol.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1], profile at FIS. Retrieved: 9.12.2011
  2. ^ "Austria cruise to ski jump gold", BBC Sport, Retrieved: 9.12.2011.
  3. ^ "Double gold for Kofler in Kuusamo", Eurosport. Retrieved: 9.12.2011
  4. ^ "More gold for Kofler in Lillehammer", Eurosport. Retrieved: 9.12.2011
  5. ^ [2], Biography on personal homepage. Retrieved: 09.12.2011.

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