Kyle Rasmussen

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Kyle Rasmussen
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, Super G,
Combined
Born (1968-06-20) June 20, 1968 (age 48)
Sonora, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
World Cup debut December 8, 1990
(age 22) (first top 15)
Retired October 1998 (age 30)[1]
Olympics
Teams 3 – (1992, 1994, 1998)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 2 – (1989, 1996)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 7 – (19921998)
Wins 2 – (2 DH)
Podiums 3 – (2 DH, 1 SG)
Overall titles 0 – (17th in 1995)
Discipline titles 0 – (5th in SG, 1995)

Kyle A. Rasmussen (born June 20, 1968, in Sonora, California) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Angels Camp, California.

While competing with the U.S. Ski Team, he won two World Cup downhills in 1995 (Wengen and Kvitfjell), his best season, in which he finished sixth in the downhill standings, fifth in the Super-G standings, and 17th in the overall standings.

Rasmussen competed in three Winter Olympics in the 1990s and was ninth in the 1998 Downhill. With 12 top ten finishes in his World Cup career, he retired from competition at age 30 in October 1998.[1]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
1991 22 91 39
1992 23 72 37 63 22
1993 24 102 57 21
1994 25 43 14 29
1995 26 17 5 6
1996 27 43 33 18 12
1997 28 74 28
1998 29 87 37

Race podiums[edit]

  • 2 wins – (2 DH)
  • 3 podiums – (2 DH, 1 SG), 12 top tens
Season Date Location Discipline Place
1995 Jan 21, 1995 Wengen, Switzerland   Downhill 1st
Mar 10, 1995 Kvitfjell, Norway Super G 3rd
Mar 11, 1995 Downhill 1st

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
1989 20 29
1991 22
1993 24 injured, did not compete
1996 27 40 14
1997 28 injured, did not compete

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
1992 23 17 16 16
1994 25 DSQ 11 31
1998 29 13 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Skier Kyle Rasmussen retires". Associated Press. archives. October 14, 1998. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 

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