Andrej Jerman

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Andrej Jerman
— Alpine skier —
Andrej Jerman in military uniform.jpg
Jerman in military uniform
Disciplines Downhill, Super G, Combined
Club KUT – Klub Uciteljev
in Trenerjev
Born (1978-09-30) 30 September 1978 (age 38)
Kranj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
World Cup debut 12 December 1998 (age 20)
Retired 28 January 2013
Website andrejjerman.com
Olympics
Teams 3 – (200210)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 5 – (200311)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 12 – (200213)
Wins 2 – (2 DH)
Podiums 4 – (4 DH)
Overall titles 0 – (16th in 2008)
Discipline titles 0 – (6th in DH 2007)

Andrej "Jerry" Jerman, (born 30 September 1978), is a recently retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovenia.[1]

Born in Tržič, then in SFR Yugoslavia, Jerman specialized in the speed events of downhill and super G. He gained his first World Cup victory at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in February 2007 in a downhill, the first-ever for Slovenia.[2] The next day he finished second, again in the downhill.[3] Until then, his best World Cup result was fourth place in a downhill at Bormio, two months earlier. Jerman later gathered his second victory at Bormio,[4] and finished his career with four World Cup podiums, all in downhill, and 27 top tens, with 18 in downhill. His best result in Super G was fourth, which came at Lake Louise in November 2007.[5]

Jerman represented Slovenia at three Winter Olympics and five World Championships. He announced his retirement from competition in late January 2013, following a crash during the Tuesday training run at Kitzbühel. After his fall, he got up and skied down, and then collapsed unconscious in the finish area. Jerman was transferred to the hospital by helicopter, where doctors diagnosed a severe concussion.[6] He had missed most of the previous season after breaking his shin on the Birds of Prey course at Beaver Creek in early December 2011.[7]

World Cup results[edit]

Race podiums[edit]

  • 2 wins (2 DH)
  • 4 podiums (4 DH)
  • 27 top tens (18 DH, 4 SG, 1 SC, 4 K)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2007 23 Feb 2007 Germany Garmisch, Germany Downhill 1st
24 Feb 2007 Downhill 2nd
2008 26 Jan 2008 France Chamonix, France Downhill 3rd
2010 29 Dec 2009 Italy Bormio, Italy Downhill 1st

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2002 23 63 44 3
2003 24 52 35 28 11
2004 25 124 48
2005 26 111 11
2006 27 83 38 26
2007 28 24 33 6 44
2008 29 16 60 17 7 9
2009 30 34 23 16 51
2010 31 30 22 11
2011 32 45 38 18
2012 33 injured in 2nd downhill, no results
2013 34 129 47

^ official season title in the Combined discipline was not awarded until the 2007 season

Video[edit]

  • YouTube.com – Jerman falls at Val Gardena – 19 Dec 2009
  • YouTube.com – Jerman wins at Bormio – 29 Dec 2009
  • YouTube.com – Jerman breaks shin at Beaver Creek – 2 Dec 2011

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