Piotr Żyła

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Piotr Żyła
FIS Sommer Grand Prix 2014 - 20140809 - Piotr Zyla 2.jpg
Country  Poland
Full name Piotr Żyła
Born (1987-01-16) 16 January 1987 (age 30)
Cieszyn, Poland
Ski club KS Wisla Ustronianka
Personal best 245.5 m (805 ft)
Vikersund, 18 Mar 2017
World Cup career
Seasons 2004–
Individual wins 1
Team wins 2
Indiv. podiums 3
Team podiums 11
Indiv. starts 186

Piotr Żyła (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpjɔtr ˈʐɨwa]; born 16 January 1987) is a Polish ski jumper. He is a member of the national team and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He is a bronze medalist of 2017 World Championships in individual large hill event and a two-time World Championship bronze medalist (2013, 2015) and 2017 World Champion in the team large hill event.

Żyła held the Polish record (together with Kamil Stoch) for ski flight length (232.5 m) from January 26, 2013 to March 21, 2015, when Kamil Stoch attained 238 m at Letalnica bratov Gorišek. Żyła was a holder the Polish national distance record with a jump of 245.5 m (805 ft) an the Vikersund ski flying hill from March 18, 2017 during team competition to March 25, 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Piotr Żyła was born in Cieszyn, Poland. He graduated Sports Championships School in Zakopane, where his friend from class was Kamil Stoch. In 2006 he married Justyna Lazar, who is Adam Małysz's cousin. Piotr and Justyna have two children: son Jakub (born 2007) and daughter Karolina (born 2012).

Career[edit]

Piotr Żyła's the longest jump in career (new record of Poland) in Vikersund.
Team competition in Val di Fiemme 2013
Medal ceremony after winning bronze medal in Val di Fiemme with polish team: Maciej Kot, Kamil Stoch and Dawid Kubacki.

2006/2007[edit]

Żyła jumped on skis for the first time when he was eight years old. On December 26, 2006 he debuted in the Continental Cup at St. Moritz. The first points in this series were won on January 14, 2005 in Sapporo, when he was 19th. At the World Junior Championships he was 14th, while the team won the silver medal. On January 21 in Sapporo, he got a chance to debut in the World Cup. In his first start, he scored points (19th place). A day later, again, the last time in the season, he was in the top 30. On February 4 he won the Continental Cup in Villach. In the 2006/2007 season he scored points in the World Cup four times. The highest place was the 19th in Titisee-Neustadt. He started well in the world championships. In the individual competition, he was 35th and 42nd. In the team competition, the Polish team was 5th.

2007/2008[edit]

In the season 2007/2008 he scored points just in Zakopane, Poland. He was 29th twice.

2010/2011[edit]

Training with coach Jan Szturc at the club meant that he attained better results in the Continental Cup. On January 21 in Zakopane was 21st and he repeated this result on February 13 at the ski flying hill in Vikersund. On January 29, 2011 he stood on the podium in the team competition in Willingen. He also starred in the World Championships. He finished at 19th and 21st place individually, and fourth and fifth in team.

2011/2012[edit]

In the season 2011/2012 Żyła returned to the team A. In the general classification beginning the summer season competitions Lotus Poland Tour finished on last – 57th place. In the event of the Summer Grand Prix 2011 in Hakuba finished on second place twice. On September 17 at Wielka Krokiew has won the bronze medal in Polish Championship, after jumping a distance of 126.5 m and 118.5 m. After taking 4th place in the Summer Grand Prix in Klingenthal he had the fifth position in the general classification of the Summer Grand Prix 2011.

2012/2013[edit]

On December 4, 2011 for the first time he was ranked in the top 10. He was 7th in Lillehammer. He started in the World Cup Ski Flying in Vikersund. Individually he was 33rd, Polish team took 7th place. On January 26, 2013 he became the Polish record holder (together with Kamil Stoch) in the length of the ski flight (232.5 m). In the season 2012/2013 the first World Cup points scored until the seventh start, taking 30th place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. On January 9, 2013 in Wisla took 6th place. He repeated this result in Vikersund on January 26 and February 13 in Klingenthal. In individual competitions at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 took 23 place on the normal hill and 19th on the large hill. On March 2, 2013 he won there a bronze medal in team competition with teammates: Kamil Stoch, Maciej Kot, Dawid Kubacki.[1] The primary outcome of the competition his team took fourth place, but after re-counting the scores because of Thomas Morgenstern, who noticed a mistake in points and 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).[2] On March 17, 2013 annually ex aequo with Gregor Schlierenzauer won the World Cup in Oslo. It was his first podium of his career. He was the fifth in the history of Polish ski jumper after Stanisław Bobak, Piotr Fijas, Adam Małysz and Kamil Stoch, who won the World Cup competition. A week later, the penultimate competition of the season ranked third in the ski flying hill in Planica.

2014/2015[edit]

He took part in the World Championships 2015 in Falun, Sweden. He was 33rd on normal hill (K-90) and 9th in the competition on the large hill Lugnet (K-120). On February 28, 2015 Polish team in squad: Żyła, Kamil Stoch, Klemens Murańka and Jan Ziobro achieved bronze medal of World Championships 2015 in team.[3] For Żyła, this was the second bronze of World Championships in team.

2016/2017[edit]

On December 3, 2016 Polish national team including Żyła, Stoch, Kubacki and Kot won first competition in team for Poland in history.[4] Żyła took part in 2016–17 Four Hills Tournament and finished 2nd in overall rankings, losing only to Stoch.[5]

In Zakopane Polish team, including Stoch, Kubacki, Kot, Żyła achieved second place in team competition. On January 28, 2017 Poland won their second team competition in history in Willingen.[6]

On March 4, 2017 Polish national team, including Żyła, Kubacki, Kot and Stoch, achieved first in history title of 2017 World Champions in team event. They beat Norway and Austria at Salpausselkä K116 in Lahti, Finland.[7][8]

Olympic Games[edit]

Piotr Żyła started at Olympic Games once – in Sochi 2014. He has not started in competition on normal hill. He was 34th on large hill.

Individual[edit]

2014 Russia Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana 34th place (K-125)

Team[edit]

2014 Russia Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana 4th place

Piotr Żyła's starts at Olympic Games[edit]

Place Day Year Locality Hill Point K HS Competition Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Lost (points) Winner
34. February 15 2014 Russia Krasnaya Polyana RusSki Gorki K-125 HS-140 individual 118.0 m - 108.7 170.0 Kamil Stoch
4. February 17 2014 Russia Krasnaya Polyana RusSki Gorki K-125 HS-140 team 121.0 m 132.0 m 1011.8 (233.5) 29.3 Germany

World Championships[edit]

Individual[edit]

2007 Japan Sapporo 35th place (K-120), 42nd place (K-90)
2011 Norway Oslo 19th place (K-95), 21st place (K-120)
2013 Italy Val di Fiemme/Predazzo 23rd place (K-95), 19th place (K-120)
2015 Sweden Falun 33rd place (K-90), 9th place (K-120)
2017 Finland Lahti 19th place (K-90), bronze medal (K-116)

Team[edit]

2007 Japan Sapporo 5th place
2011 Norway Oslo 4th place
2013 Italy Val di Fiemme/Predazzo bronze medal (K-120)
2015 Sweden Falun bronze medal (K-120)
2017 Finland Lahti gold medal (K-116)

Piotr Żyła's starts at World Championships[edit]

Place Day Year Locality Hill Point K HS Competition Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Loss (points) Winner
35. 24 February 2007 Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 HS-134 individual 103 m 76.9 189.2 Simon Ammann
5. 25 February 2007 Sapporo Ōkurayama K-120 HS-134 team 115 m 111.5 m 857.2 (194.7) 143 Austria
42. 3 March 2007 Sapporo Miyanomori K-90 HS-98 individual 86.5 m 104 173 Adam Małysz
19. 26 February 2011 Oslo Midtstubakken K-95 HS-106 individual 93.5 m 96 m 224 45.2 Thomas Morgenstern
4. 27 February 2011 Oslo Midtstubakken K-95 HS-106 team 98 m 101 m 953 (235.6) 72.5 Austria
21. 3 March 2011 Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 individual 121 m 124.5 m 232.9 43.6 Gregor Schlierenzauer
5. 5 March 2011 Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 team 127 m 435.6 (118) 64.4 Austria
23. 23 February 2013 Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-95 HS-106 individual 95.5 m 95 m 220.1 32.5 Anders Bardal
19. 28 February 2013 Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-120 HS-134 individual 124.0 m 126.5 m 268.1 27.7 Kamil Stoch
3. Bronze medal with cup.svg 2 March 2013 Predazzo Trampolino Dal Ben K-120 HS-134 team 122.0 m 126.0 m 1121.0 (270.6) 14.9 Austria
33. 21 February 2015 Falun Lugnet K-90 HS-100 individual 89.5 m 101.1 151.6 Rune Velta
9. 26 February 2015 Falun Lugnet K-120 HS-134 individual 123.0 m 121.5 m 229.8 38.9 Severin Freund
3. Bronze medal with cup.svg 28 February 2015 Falun Lugnet K-120 HS-134 team 123.0 123.0 848.1 (216.2) 44.5 Norway
19. 25 February 2017 Lahti Salpausselkä K-90 HS-97 individual 91.5 m 94.0 m 240.2 30.6 Stefan Kraft
3. Bronze medal with cup.svg 2 March 2017 Lahti Salpausselkä K-116 HS-130 individual 127.5 m 131.0 m 276.7 2.6 Stefan Kraft
1. Gold medal with cup.svg 4 March 2017 Lahti Salpausselkä K-116 HS-130 team 130,5 m 123,0 m 1104.2 (271.7)

World Cup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Overall Ski-Flying Four Hills
Tournament
Raw Air
2005–06 51
2006–07 55
2007–08
2008–09 81 40
2009–10
2010–11 54 38
2011–12 19 23 39
2012–13 15 8 23
2013–14 20 19 34
2014–15 19 11 19
2015–16 35 23 64
2016–17 11 10 2 14

Individual starts[edit]

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Points
2005/06 Kuusamo Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Harrachov Harrachov Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Sapporo Sapporo Zakopane Zakopane Willingen Lahti Kuopio Lillehammer Oslo Planica Planica 23
19 20 47 q q
2006/07 Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Vikersund Zakopane Oberstdorf Oberstdorf Titisee-Neustadt Titisee-Neustadt Klingenthal Willingen Lahti Kuopio Oslo Oslo Planica Planica Planica 34
32 q q 42 19 20 27 q 24 33 q q
2007/08 Kuusamo Trondheim Trondheim Villach Villach Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bischofshofen Bischofshofen Predazzo Predazzo Harrachov Zakopane Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Liberec Liberec Willingen Kuopio Kuopio Lillehammer Oslo Planica Planica 0
44 47 q q q 38 45 49 49 q 45 39
2008/09 Kuusamo Trondheim Trondheim Pragelato Pragelato Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Tauplitz Tauplitz Zakopane Zakopane Whistler Whistler Sapporo Willingen Klingenthal Oberstdorf Lahti Kuopio Lillehammer Vikersund Planica Planica 4
44 q 34 41 46 36 29 29 q 38
2009/10 Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Engelberg Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Bad Mitterndorf Bad Mitterndorf Sapporo Sapporo Zakopane Zakopane Oberstdorf Klingenthal Willingen Lahti Kuopio Lillehammer Oslo 0
q q 42
2010/11 Kuusamo Kuopio Lillehammer Lillehammer Engelberg Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Harrachov Harrachov Sapporo Sapporo Zakopane Zakopane Zakopane Willingen Klingenthal Oberstdorf Vikersund Vikersund Lahti Planica Planica 37
31 26 21 32 31 31 46 27 31 21 28 26
2011/12 Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Harrachov Harrachov Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Bad Mitterndorf Bad Mitterndorf Zakopane Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Predazzo Predazzo Willingen Oberstdorf Lahti Trondheim Oslo Planica Planica 267
19 11 7 19 25 16 42 36 28 q 43 17 22 16 18 13 30 44 42 26 28 10 44 7 24 21
2012/13 Lillehammer Lillehammer Kuusamo Krasnaja Polana Krasnaja Polana Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Wisła Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Vikersund Vikersund Harrachov Harrachov Klingenthal Oberstdorf Lahti Kuopio Trondheim Oslo Planica Planica 485
36 43 48 36 37 31 30 22 30 6 18 26 22 6 10 22 13 6 12 15 9 1 3 5
2013/14 Klingenthal Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Titisee-Neustadt Titisee-Neustadt Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Tauplitz Tauplitz Wisła Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Willingen Willingen Falun Lahti Lahti Kuopio Trondheim Oslo Planica Planica 343
5 23 26 6 12 15 6 11 24 q 21 15 24 12 19 22 32 37 q q 24 12 32 20 13
2014/15 Klingenthal Kuusamo Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Nizhny Tagil Nizhny Tagil Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Tauplitz Wisła Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Willingen Willingen Titisee-Neustadt Titisee-Neustadt Vikersund Vikersund Lahti Kuopio Trondheim Oslo Oslo Planica Planica 474
14 17 24 33 15 10 46 24 15 26 17 13 33 8 29 27 16 11 23 14 9 18 12 15 18 10 20 6 8 41 10
2015/16 Klingenthal Lillehammer Lillehammer Nizhny Tagil Nizhny Tagil Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Willingen Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Trondheim Vikersund Vikersund Vikersund Lahti Lahti Kuopio Almaty Almaty Wisła Titisee-Neustadt Planica Planica Planica 89
39 33 40 19 17 45 42 48 40 18 34 12 35 46 16 48 39 18 40 42 q
2016/17 Kuusamo Kuusamo Klingenthal Lillehammer Lillehammer Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Wisła Wisła Zakopane Willingen Oberstdorf Oberstdorf Sapporo Sapporo Pyeongchang Pyeongchang Oslo Trondheim Vikersund Planica Planica 634
17 11 20 16 30 20 9 7 6 7 3 7 11 6 10 9 8 10 12 27 18 9 23 23 7 11

Victories[edit]

Day Year Location Hill Point K HS Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points)
1. March 17 2013 Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 135,5 m 133,5 m 270.1

Podiums[edit]

Day Year Location Hill Point K HS Jump 1 Jump 2 Note (points) Place Lost (points) Winner
1. March 17 2013 Oslo Holmenkollbakken K-120 HS-134 135,5 m 133,5 m 270.1 1.
2. March 22 2013 Planica Letalnica K-185 HS-215 212,5 m 216,5 m 402.5 2. 9.7 Gregor Schlierenzauer
3. 6 January 2017 Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K-125 HS-140 131,0 m 137,0 m 275.8 3. 13.4 Kamil Stoch

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