Daniel Yule

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Daniel Yule
— Alpine skier —
Daniel Yule.jpg
Yule at Zagreb in January 2015
DisciplinesSlalom
ClubChampex-Ferret
Born (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 25)
Orsières, Valais,
Switzerland[1]
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
World Cup debut22 January 2012 (age 18)
Websitedanielyule.com
Olympics
Teams1 – (2014, 2018)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams2 – (2015, 2017)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons7 – (20122018)
Wins0
Podiums2 – (2 SL)
Overall titles0 – (22nd in 2018)
Discipline titles0 – (5th in SL, 2018)

Daniel Yule (born 18 February 1993) is a Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer and specializes in slalom. Born in Orsières, Valais, he is of Scottish parentage.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Yule rose quickly to make his World Cup debut in the 2012 season in Kitzbühel at the age of 18, he had achieved his first points at the European Cup level just a month earlier. Having had a year of solid results in the European Cup in 2013, he became a World Cup regular in 2013-14.

2014[edit]

After earning his first European Cup victory in the early 2013-14 season, Yule achieved his first World Cup points in the third slalom of the year, a race that was moved to Bormio, where he took 17 place. The breakthrough result came on the same piste on which he had made his World Cup debut. With a start number of 41, Yule finished 30th after the first run, meaning he was the last person to qualify for a second. In that second run, Yule took 4 tenths of a second out of the rest of the field, which catapulted him up the order to eventual 7th position. This result was enough to earn him a place on the Swiss Olympic Team in Sochi, where he competed in the slalom.[1] Twelfth after the first run, Yule was disqualified in the second.[2] After the Olympics, Yule went to his first Junior World Championships, where he earned a Bronze Medal in the slalom.

2015[edit]

The 2015 season was to be the first which Yule concentrated on the World Cup, although Yule did claim back-to-back victories in the two European Cup slaloms in Chamonix. He was able to find consistency in his skiing at the World Cup level, achieving points in 7 of the first 8 races of the season. Yule finished tenth three times; in Levi, Zagreb, and Schladming. and with those results, he fulfilled the selection criteria for the World Championships. His run in the slalom at the Championships ended very quickly, as he skied out of the course after only three gates. Yule's season results were enough to qualify for the World Cup Finals for the first time, and he finished the slalom tour in 16th as highest ranked Swiss in the discipline.

2016[edit]

Yule began the year promisingly with a ninth place in the first slalom of the season in Val-d'Isère after the season opener in Levi was cancelled.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2014 21 88 30
2015 22 51 16
2016 23 50 13
2017 24 34 11
2018 25 22 5

Race podiums[edit]

  • 0 wins
  • 2 podiums – (2 SL)
Season Date Location Discipline Position
2018 21 Jan 2018 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom 3rd
23 Jan 2018 Austria Schladming, Austria Slalom 3rd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2015 22 DNF1
2017 24 DNF2

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2014 21 DSQ2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Daniel Yule". Sochi2014. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Daniel Yule". Sports Reference. Retrieved 29 January 2015.

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