|— Alpine skier —|
Jerman in military uniform
|Disciplines||Downhill, Super G, Combined|
|Club||KUT – Klub Uciteljev
30 September 1978 |
Kranj, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|World Cup debut||12 December 1998 (age 20)|
|Retired||28 January 2013|
|Teams||3 – (2002–10)|
|Teams||5 – (2003–11)|
|Seasons||12 – (2002–13)|
|Wins||2 – (2 DH)|
|Podiums||4 – (4 DH)|
|Overall titles||0 – (16th in 2008)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (6th in DH 2007)|
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. The next day he finished second, again in the downhill. 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, 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.
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. 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.
World Cup results
- 2 wins (2 DH)
- 4 podiums (4 DH)
- 27 top tens (18 DH, 4 SG, 1 SC, 4 K)
|2007||23 Feb 2007||Garmisch, Germany||Downhill||1st|
|24 Feb 2007||Downhill||2nd|
|2008||26 Jan 2008||Chamonix, France||Downhill||3rd|
|2010||29 Dec 2009||Bormio, Italy||Downhill||1st|
|2012||33||injured in 2nd downhill, no results|
^ official season title in the Combined discipline was not awarded until the 2007 season
- 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
- "Garmisch: Jerman gives Slovenia first WC DH win". Ski Racing.com. 23 February 2007.
- "Garmisch: Guay tops DH for first World Cup win". Ski Racing.com. 24 February 2007.
- "Jerman wins World Cup DH at Bormio". Ski Racing.com. 29 December 2009.
- "Andrej Jerman retires from competition". Ski Racing.com. 28 January 2013.
- "Slovenia's Andrej Jerman sustains concussion during downhill training in Kitzbuehel". Washington Post. Associated Press. 22 January 2013.[permanent dead link]