Kamil Stoch

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Personal information
Full name Kamil Wiktor Stoch
Born (1987-05-25) 25 May 1987 (age 26)
Poland Zakopane, Poland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Professional information
Club WKS Zakopane
Skis Fischer
Personal best 232,5 m (Vikersund 2013)
World Cup
Seasons 2004-
Wins 13
Additional podiums 14 (+7 Team)
Total podiums 27 (+7 Team)
Updated on 28 February 2014.

Kamil Wiktor Stoch (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkamil stɔx]; born 25 May 1987 in Zakopane) is a Polish ski jumper.[1] He is the 2013 World champion in the large hill and the 2014 double Olympic champion in the normal hill and large hill. He also competed in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. On 26 January 2013 he became the joint Polish ski flying record holder (tying the mark held by Piotr Żyła) with a jump of 232.5.He is the current World Cup holder.

Personal life[edit]

Kamil Stoch was born in Zakopane, Poland, to Krystyna and Bronisław Stoch and raised in Ząb near Zakopane. He has two older sisters – Anna (born 1983) and Natalia (born 1985). In 2006 he graduated from the School of Sports Championships in Zakopane. He is also a graduate of the Academy of Physical Education in Kraków, and in October 2012 was granted a Masters in Physical Education. He married Ewa Bilan on 7 August 2010.

Career[edit]

He was 3 years old when he first started skiing. A year later he started ski jumping. His received his first ski jumping skis from his uncle when he was six years old. He joined the club LKS Ząb as an eight-year old boy, where his first coach was Mirosław Małuda. Initially he trained in the sport of Nordic combined.

At the 2006 Ski-flying World Championships in Kulm, Stoch finished 9th in the team event and 35th in the individual event. He competed at his first Olympics in 2006, in Turin, Italy. Having qualified for the finals in the normal hill and large Hill, he finished 16th and 26th respectively. He also qualified for the team competition (large hill) where Poland placed 5th.

Stoch won the Polish Championship in 2007. At the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo, Stoch finished 5th in the team large hill and 11th in the individual normal hill. He also won a World Cup Summer Grand Prix competition in Oberhof 2007.

In 2008, Stoch was 6th in the individual world cup in Val di Fiemme. In 2009, he was 4th in individual World Championship in Liberec on the normal hill.

2009/2010[edit]

Kamil Stoch at 2010 Winter Olympics

At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, the Polish ski jumping team was led by Adam Małysz (who would win the silver medal in both individual events). Stoch again qualified for the finals in all three events, finishing 27th in the Normal hill, 14th in the Large hill, while the Polish team placed sixth in the team competition. Stoch won a 2010 Summer World Cup competition in Wisła and 2011 World Cup events in Zakopane (rescheduled from Harrachov), Klingenthal, and Planica.

2010/2011[edit]

Kamil Stoch Oslo 2011 (training)
Adam Małysz, Kamil Stoch Oslo 2011 medal ceremony (men individual, normal hill)

On 23 January 2011 on Wielka Krokiew in Zakopane, Poland – the first time in his career he won the World Cup competition. It was the first time on the podium in this series. He was fourth Polish ski jumper after Stanisław Bobak, Piotr Fijas and Adam Małysz, who won World Cup competition.

A week later in the team competition which held annually in Willingen with jumps devoted to distance 139 m, 130 m contributed to gain third place by Polish team. On 2 February 2011 he won second World Cup competition in Klingenthal, Germany. On 22 February 2011 he won the third title of Polish Champion in Szczyrk, Poland, where he jumped twice 101,5 m. During World Cup in Lahti, Finland he gain again third place with team. The season 2010/2011 ended in Planica, Slovenia, where third time in history polish ski jumping – two ski jumpers were on podium together. On 20 March 2011 Stoch won third in his career World Cup competition, Adam Małysz was third. A day earlier, during a trial run before the competition team, Stoch set his new personal record and he landed at 226 m. Polish national team was ranked third place in the Nations Cup. Kamil Stoch ended season on the 10th place in the general individual classification.

2011/2012[edit]

On 26 December 2011 in Wisła Malinka, Poland were held Polish Championship. In the first series Stoch jumped 123,5 m in the second he gave a jump of 136 meters, which set a new record object, and won the gold medal.

On 20 January 2012 was held the first of two World Cup competitions in Zakopane. After the jump on distance of 125.5 m in the first series held the second position. In the other hand, he jumped 135 m, which was the longest distance in the competition. Second series gave Stoch fourth career victory, the second in Zakopane.

In the first competition in Predazzo, after the landings at 123,5 mi 126 m, peaked at 7th place, with a loss of 4.2 points to the podium. In both series jumped in adverse wind conditions. The next day of the competition on Trampolino dal Ben jumped a distance of 125,5 mi 131.5 m, which gave him the victory before Gregor Schlierenzauer and Anders Bardal. This allowed him to also stay ahead in the overall standings Thomas Morgenstern and move up to fourth place.

Season 2011/2012 graduated on the best in his career – fifth place in the overall World Cup with the acquis 1078 points, and a loss of 247 points to the winner of the Crystal Ball – Anders Bardal. In this season Stoch was on the podium seven times – twice victorious, was second twice and third three times. In the classification of flights was sixth, which was also his best result. He lost 162 points to best aviator season – Robert Kranjec, he stood on the podium one contest flight – was third in Tauplitz.

2012/2013[edit]

Kamil Stoch in Val di Fiemme 2013 (normal hill individual)
Stoch after winning gold medal 2013 FIS Ski Jumping Championship with team mates – Piotr Żyła and Dawid Kubacki

In the first competition in Val di Fiemme during 2013 Ski Jumping World Championships Stoch earned the highest score in the trial before the contest, jumping to 103 m in the first round competition jumped a distance of 102 m and was ranked in second place, losing 2.8 points to the leader – Anders Bardal. In the second series has reached 97 m, with a weak landing and fell to eighth place. Stoch in post-competition interviews stated that he is very unhappy with the obtained result – despite the relaxation made a mistake during the jump.

In the first series of the competition he showed the longest jump on 131.5 m and earned high marks for style, including the "20" from the Swiss judge. He was the leader after the first round. In the final series, like most of the top competitors he competed with reduced at the request of the coach – the nineteenth beam. Stoch jumped 130 m, again without providing any judicial note below "19" and won the gold medal with 6.1 points more than Peter Prevc, but about 6.7 from the third Anders Jacobsen . Immediately after the competition Stoch and Prevc were threatened with disqualification for image suits. This provision was to be introduced the day before, ultimately anonymous protest was rejected by the judges. Gold medal Stoch picked up a day later in Cavalese. He won the 2013 Ski Jumping World Championships in Val di Fiemme – exactly ten years after winning the first title of World Champion by Adam Małysz.

Medal ceremony in Val di Fiemme – bronze medal to Polish team (with Maciej Kot, Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Żyła

Stoch took part in the team competition on the large hill, which was submitted to the fourth group of players. Before his first attempt Poland was classified in fifth place. Makes a stroke on the 134-meter and after the first round of Poland took fourth place, losing five points to third Germans. The second started at the request of head coach Lukasz Kruczek, with a reduction of two positions beams and reached 130 meters. The primary outcome of the competition his team took fourth place, but after re-counting the scores at the request of the Germans they finished in third place (Norway was in front of the Polish, but Bardal's jump was badly counted). Polish team with Kamil Stoch won bronze medal.

In the overall World Cup in season 2012/2013 Polish representative came in third. He scored 953 points, but lost 667 points to the winner of the Crystal Ball – Gregor Schlierenzauer and 46 points to the second Anders Bardal. His advantage over fourth Severin Freund totaled 30 points. He won two World Cup competitions, five times was on podium.

2013/2014[edit]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Stoch entered as a medal favorite. After qualifying easily in the first competition, the Normal hill, he then landed the longest jumps in both rounds of the finals to win the gold medal. He won by 12.7 points, the fourth- largest margin of victory in a men's normal hill at the Winter Games. It was Poland's first Olympic ski jumping gold medal since Wojciech Fortuna won the large hill at the 1972 Olympics. While competing he wore a helmet painted in military green, in tribute to the Polish Air Force (with a red & white Polish Air Force checkerboard insignia on the left side of his helmet.). On 15 February 2014 – Kamil Stoch won second competition on Large hill, becoming third man in history to win both hills individual events in single Olympics after Matti Nykänen in Calgary 1988 and Simon Ammann in Salt Lake City 2002, Vancouver 2010. He jumped 139 m and 132.5 m. His advantage over second Japanese Noriaki Kasai it was 1.3 points and 3.9 points over third Slovene Peter Prevc.

Olympic Games Olympic rings with white rims.svg[edit]

Kamil Stoch started at Olympic Games three times – in in Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014. The first one he was 16th on normall hill K95 and 26th place on large hill K125. In team competition he was with Polish team on 5th place. In Vancouver, Canada he was 27th on normall hill (weaker than in Turin) and 14th on large hill. In the team competition, which he also jumped, Poland was ranked 6th. In Sochi, Russia in the individual competition on the normal hill he won the title of Olympic Champion. At the same Olympics, Kamil Stoch also won the Olympic title in the individual competition on the large hill K125. He is a third man in history to win both hills individual events in single Olympics after Matti Nykänen in Calgary 1988 and Simon Ammann in Salt Lake City 2002, Vancouver 2010.

Individual[edit]

2006 Turin/Pragelato 16th place (K-95), 26th place (K-125)
2010 Vancouver/Whistler 27th place (K-95), 14th place (K-125)
2014 Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana gold medal (K-95), gold medal (K-125)

Team[edit]

2006 Turin/Pragelato 5th place
2010 Vancouver/Whistler 6th place
2014 Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana 4th place

Kamil Stoch's starts at Olympic Games[edit]

Place Day Year Locality Hill Point K HS Competition Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Loss (points) Winner
16. 12 February 2006 Pragelato Trampolino a Monte K-95 HS-106 individual 100.0 m 98.5 m 247.0 19.5 Lars Bystøl
26. 18 February 2006 Pragelato Trampolino a Monte K-125 HS-140 individual 116.5 m 121.0 m 200.0 76.9 Thomas Morgenstern
5. 20 February 2006 Pragelato Trampolino a Monte K-125 HS-140 team 122.0 m 124.5 m 894.4 (220.7) 89.6 Austria
27. 13 February 2010 Whistler Whistler Olympic Park K-95 HS-106 individual 98.5 m 95.5 m 232.0 44.5 Simon Ammann
14. 20 February 2010 Whistler Whistler Olympic Park K-125 HS-140 individual 126.0 m 123.5 m 224.1 59.5 Simon Ammann
6. 22 February 2010 Whistler Whistler Olympic Park K-125 HS-140 team 126.5 m 134.5 m 996.7 (248.8) 111.2 Austria
1. Gold medal.svg 9 February 2014 Krasnaya Polyana RusSki Gorki K-95 HS-106 individual 105.5 m 103.5 m 278.0
1. Gold medal.svg 15 February 2014 Krasnaya Polyana RusSki Gorki K-125 HS-140 individual 139.0 m 132.5 m 278.7
4. 17 February 2014 Krasnaya Polyana RusSki Gorki K-125 HS-140 team 130.5 m 135.0 m 1011.8 (269.0) 29.3 Germany

World championships[edit]

Kamil Stoch took part in FIS Nordic World Ski Championships five times. He debuted in Oberstdorf, where he finished at 37th place on the large hill. Later he appeared in Sapporo, Liberec and Oslo. In 2013 he became a World Champion in Val di Fiemme.

Individual[edit]

2005 Oberstdorf did not qualify (K-90), 37th place (K-120)
2007 Sapporo 13th place (K-120), 11th place (K-90)
2009 Liberec 4th place (K-90), 24th place (K-120)
2011 Oslo 6th place (K-95), 19th place (K-120)
2013 Val di Fiemme/Predazzo 8th place (K-95), gold medal (K-120)

Team[edit]

2005 Oberstdorf 6th place (K-95), 9th place (K-120)
2007 Sapporo 5th place (K-120)
2009 Liberec 4th place (K-120)
2011 Oslo 4th place (K-95), 5th place (K-120)
2013 Val di Fiemme/Predazzo bronze medal (K-120)

Kamil Stoch's starts at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships[edit]

Place Day Year Locality Hill Point K HS Competition Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Loss (points) Winner
18 February 2005 Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze K-90 HS-100 individual Did not qualify Rok Benkovič
6. 20 February 2005 Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze K-90 HS-100 team 86.5 m 82.0 m 859.0 (202.0) 111.5 Austria
37. 25 February 2005 Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze K-120 HS-137 individual 117.5 m 108.5 204.7 Janne Ahonen
9. 26 February 2005 Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze K-120 HS-137 team 117.0 m 449.7 (108.1) 687.6 Austria
13. 24 February 2007 Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 HS-134 individual 117.5 m 121.0 m 221.3 44.8 Simon Ammann
5. 25 February 2007 Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 HS-134 team 129.0 m 120.0 m 857.2 (241.7) 143.0 Austria
11. 3 March 2007 Sapporo Miyanomori K-90 HS-98 individual 92.5 m 93.0 m 238.5 38.5 Adam Małysz
4. 21 February 2009 Liberec Ještěd K-90 HS-100 individual 99.5 m 100.5 m 270.0 12.0 Wolfgang Loitzl
24. 27 February 2009 Liberec Ještěd K-120 HS-134 individual 119.5 m 113.6 pkt 27.7 pkt Andreas Küttel
4. 28 February 2009 Liberec Ještěd K-120 HS-134 team 122.0 m 126.0 m 972.1 (246.2) 62.2 Austria
6. 26 February 2011 Oslo Midtstubakken K-95 HS-106 individual 94.0 m 101.0 m 240.5 28.7 Thomas Morgenstern
4. 27 February 2011 Oslo Midtstubakken K-95 HS-106 team 101.0 m 102.5 m 953.0 (247.3) 72.5 Austria
19. 3 March 2011 Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 individual 131.0 m 124.5 m 235.7 41.8 Gregor Schlierenzauer
5. 5 March 2011 Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 team 113.5 m 435.6 (100.6) 64.4 Austria
8. 23 February 2013 Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-95 HS-106 individual 102.0 m 97.0 m 237.4 15.2 Anders Bardal
1. Gold medal with cup.svg 28 February 2013 Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-120 HS-134 individual 131.5 m 130.0 m 295.8 - -
3. Bronze medal with cup.svg 2 March 2013 Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-120 HS-134 team 134.0 m 130.0 m 1121.0 (301.9 ) 14.9 Austria

World Cup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Overall Ski-Flying Four Hills
Tournament
2004–05 53
2005–06 45 34
2006–07 30 22 15
2007–08 30 25 21
2008–09 30 22 36
2009–10 24 30
2010–11 10 9 15
2011–12 5 6 8
2012–13 3 9 4
2013–14 1 7 7

Victories[edit]

Day Year Location Hill Point K HS Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points)
1. 23 January 2011 Zakopane Wielka Krokiew K-120 HS-134 123,0 m 128,0 m 254.0
2. 2 February 2011 Klingenthal Vogtlandarena K-125 HS-140 132,0 m 136,5 m 264.6
3. 20 March 2011 Planica Letalnica K-185 HS-215 215,5 m - 217.3
4. 20 January 2012 Zakopane Wielka Krokiew K-120 HS-134 125,5 m 135,0 m 257.9
5. 5 February 2012 Predazzo Trampolino dal Ben K-120 HS-134 125,5 m 131,5 m 258.5
6. 12 March 2013 Kuopio Puijo K-120 HS-127 135,0 m 129,0 m 268.1
7. 15 March 2013 Trondheim Granåsen K-124 HS-140 131,0 m 140,0 m 280.4
8. 15 December 2013 Titisee-Neustadt Hochfirstschanze K-125 HS-142 142,5 m 138,5 m 300.7
9. 22 December 2013 Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K-125 HS-137 132,0 m 130,0 m 274.7
10. 1 February 2014 Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze K-130 HS-145 139,5 m 145,5 m 263.2
11. 2 February 2014 Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze K-130 HS-145 147,0 m 145,0 m 271.4
12. 2 March 2014 Lahti Salpausselkä K-116 HS-130 131,0 m 134,5 m 281.0
13. 4 March 2014 Kuopio Puijo K-120 HS-127 126,5 m 126,5 m 262.7

Podiums[edit]

Day Year Location Hill Point K HS Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Place Lost (points) Winner
1. 23 January 2011 Zakopane Wielka Krokiew K-120 HS-134 123,0 m 128,0 m 254.0 1.
2. 2 February 2011 Klingenthal Vogtlandarena K-125 HS-140 132,0 m 136,5 m 264.6 1.
3. 20 March 2011 Planica Letalnica K-185 HS-215 215,5 m 217.3 1.
4. 3 December 2011 Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken K-90 HS-100 90,0 m 96,0 m 249.6 3. 39.7 Andreas Kofler
5. 18 December 2011 Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K-125 HS-137 129,0 m 137,0 m 260.8 2. 3.9 Andreas Kofler
6. 15 January 2012 Tauplitz Kulm K-185 HS-200 191,5 m 181,5 m 358.2 3. 6.7 Anders Bardal
7. 20 January 2012 Zakopane Wielka Krokiew K-120 HS-134 125,5 m 135,0 m 257.9 1.
8. 28 January 2012 Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 HS-134 130,0 m 127,0 m 247.2 3. 5.4 Daiki Ito
9. 29 January 2012 Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 HS-134 131,5 m 131,5 m 241.6 2. 2.1 Daiki Ito
10. 5 February 2012 Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-120 HS-134 125,5 m 131,5 m 258.5 1.
11. 15 December 2012 Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K-125 HS-137 132,5 m 134,0 m 272.5 2. 0.1 Andreas Kofler
12. 4 January 2013 Innsbruck Bergisel K-120 HS-130 124,5 m 123,0 m 240.9 2. 12.8 Gregor Schlierenzauer
13. 12 January 2013 Zakopane Wielka Krokiew K-120 HS-134 133,0 m 127,0 m 268.7 3. 4.6 Anders Jacobsen
14. 12 March 2013 Kuopio Puijo K-120 HS-127 135,0 m 129,0 m 268.1 1.
15. 15 March 2013 Trondheim Granåsen K-124 HS-140 131,0 m 140,0 m 280.4 1.
16. 14 December 2013 Titisee-Neustadt Hochfirstschanze K-125 HS-142 137,0 m 141,5 m 280.8 2. 3.3 Thomas Morgenstern
17. 15 December 2013 Titisee-Neustadt Hochfirstschanze K-125 HS-142 142,5 m 138,5 m 300.7 1.
18. 21 December 2013 Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K-125 HS-137 129,0 m 137,5 m 269.2 2. 6.2 Jan Ziobro
19. 22 December 2013 Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K-125 HS-137 132,0 m 130,0 m 274.7 1.
20. 4 January 2014 Innsbruck Bergisel K-120 HS-130 126,5 m 126.2 3. 1.3 Anssi Koivuranta
21. 16 January 2014 Wisła Malinka K-120 HS-134 134,5 m 132,0 m 261.9 2. 0.9 Andreas Wellinger
22. 1 February 2014 Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze K-130 HS-145 139,5 m 145,5 m 263.2 1.
23. 2 February 2014 Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze K-130 HS-145 147,0 m 145,0 m 271.4 1.
24. Febaruary 28 2014 Lahti Salpausselkä K-116 HS-130 127,0 m 124,5 m 259.8 3. 16.8 Severin Freund
25. 2 March 2014 Lahti Salpausselkä K-116 HS-130 131,0 m 134,5 m 281.0 1.
26. 4 March 2014 Kuopio Puijo K-120 HS-127 126,5 m 126,5 m 262.7 1.
27. 9 March 2014 Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 132,0 m 127,0 m 245.4 3. 20.0 Severin Freund

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