Kaspar Flütsch

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Kaspar Flütsch
Kaspar Flütsch FIS World Cup Parallel Slalom Jauerling 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full nameKaspar Flütsch
Nationality  Switzerland
Born (1986-06-20) 20 June 1986 (age 32)
Luzein, Switzerland
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
SportSnowboarding
Event(s)Alpine
ClubSC Pany[1]
Coached byFranco Giovanoli[1]

Kaspar Flütsch (born 20 June 1986 in Luzein) is a Swiss alpine snowboarder.[1] He represented his nation Switzerland at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and has achieved numerous top ten finishes in alpine snowboarding at the FIS World Cup series.[2] Since his illustrious sporting career began at eleven, Flütsch continues to train for Panys Ski Club under his personal coach Franco Giovanoli.[3]

Flütsch qualified for two alpine snowboarding events (including the first ever men's parallel slalom) at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi by achieving a fourth-place finish from the FIS World Cup series in Sudelfeld, Germany.[2][4] In the men's giant slalom, Flütsch delivered a seventh-seeded time of 1:37.82 to grab a spot for the knockout rounds, where he eventually lost to his teammate and former Olympic champion Simon Schoch by 22-hundredths of a second.[5][6] Three days later, in the men's slalom, Flütsch failed to advance further for the next races after finishing behind Italy's Roland Fischnaller in the first round by a 0.11-second deficit.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kaspar Flütsch". Sochi 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b ""Es geht mir saugut"" ["I'm damned good"] (in German). ORF. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Nächste Medaillenchance für Alpin-Boarder" [Next medal chance for an alpine snowboarder] (in German). Neue Luzerner Zeitung. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Die Schweizer Athleten in Sotschi" [The Swiss athletes in Sochi] (in German). Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Men's Parallel Giant Slalom Round of 16 Finals". Sochi 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Gold für Kummer, Silber für Galmarini" [Gold for Kümmer, silver for Galmarini] (in German). Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Men's Parallel Slalom Round of 16 Finals". Sochi 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.

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