Andreas Wellinger

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Andreas Wellinger
2017-10-03 FIS SGP 2017 Klingenthal Siegerehrung Andreas Wellinger Hymne.jpg
Wellinger in Klingenthal, 2017
CountryGermany
Born (1995-08-28) 28 August 1995 (age 23)
Ruhpolding, Germany
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Ski clubSC Ruhpolding
Personal best245 m (804 ft) National record
Vikersund, 18 March 2017
World Cup career
Seasons2012–present
Individual wins3
Team wins6
Indiv. podiums24
Team podiums20
Indiv. starts143
Team starts29
Updated on 18 February 2019.

Andreas Wellinger (born 28 August 1995) is a German ski jumper. His career-best achievements include winning an individual gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, individual silver at the 2014 Winter Olympics, mixed team gold at the 2017 Ski Jumping World Championships, and team silver at the 2016 Ski Flying World Championships. Wellinger's best finish in the World Cup overall standings is fourth, in the 2016/17 season.

Career[edit]

Wellinger's debut in FIS Ski Jumping World Cup took place in 2012 on competition on small hill in Lillehammer. He led after the first round but in the second round, he fell on fifth place. The same year, he won the large hill team event in Kuusamo and got two individual podiums in Sochi and Engelberg as well. During the 2012/2013 season, he reached 393 points and finished in World cup in 20th place.

He won the summer Grand Prix FIS Ski Jumping in 2013, ahead of Slovene ski jumper Jernej Damjan. At the first competition in season 2013/2014 in Klingenthal, he was second and that was his third podium. In Engelberg, the same year, he also finished second. He ended the Four Hills Tournament in 10th place. Then he won in Wisla 2014. He was in Germany's ski jumping 2014 Winter Olympics team. He was sixth on a small individual hill and won a gold medal with Germany on a team event. He ended 2013/2014 season on 9th place. He started season 2014/2015 in Klingenthal with 3rd place. In Ruka he had a bad fall and broke his collarbone and next jumped on 6 March in Lahti.

2018: Winter Olympic Games[edit]

Andreas Wellinger won the gold medal in the Men's Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping event at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. He also won the silver in the Men's Individual Large Hill Ski Jumping event, and another silver as part of the German Team in the Men's Team Ski Jumping event.

World Cup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

 Season  Tour Standings
Overall 4H SF RA W5 P7
2012/13 20 9 45 N/A N/A N/A
2013/14 9 10 12 N/A N/A N/A
2014/15 35 N/A N/A N/A
2015/16 17 12 N/A N/A N/A
2016/17 4 22 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) N/A N/A
2017/18 6 2nd, silver medalist(s) 26 19 5 24
2018/19 17 31 26 19

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2013/14 16 January 2014   Poland Wisła Malinka HS134 (night) LH
2 2016/17 29 January 2017   Germany Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze HS145 LH
3 2017/18 3 December 2017   Russia Nizhny Tagil Tramplin Stork HS134 (night) LH

Olympic results[edit]

Year
Normal hill Large hill Team
Russia 2014 Sochi 6th 45th Gold
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang Gold Silver Silver

World Championship results[edit]

Year Normal hill Large hill Team LH Mixed team
2015 11 DNS
2017 2 2 4 1
2019 32

See also[edit]

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