Steve Omischl

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Steve Omischl
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Omischl competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Born November 16, 1978 (1978-11-16) (age 38)
North Bay, Ontario, Canada

Steve Omischl (born November 16, 1978 in North Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian freestyle skier.[1]

Omischl competes in aerials, and made his World Cup debut in December 1999, finishing with a silver medal at an event in Blackcomb. Omischl earned five more podiums on the World Cup circuit before winning his first event in mid-2002.[2]

Along with a fellow olympian Jeff Bean, he participated in an episode of the hit show Mantracker where he defeated Terry Grant in the nerve-wracking chase.

Over his career thus far, Omischl has placed on the podium at 40 World Cup events, and claimed 20 titles. He has won four overall World Cup titles, finishing atop the aerials standings in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He has won four medals at the World Championships. His lone gold came in 2005, and most recently won a silver medal in 2009.[2]

Omischl has competed in three Olympic Games. In 2002 he placed 4th in the qualifying, but ended up 11th in the final.[3] In 2006, he was well positioned to make the final after the first jump, but a poor second jump left him in 20th place.[4]

Omischl was also a member of the Canadian team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[5] He qualified for the final in 8th and was ranked 8th overall after the final.

World Cup Podiums[edit]

[2]

Date Location Rank
December 4, 1999 Blackcomb 2nd, silver medalist(s)
February 26, 2000 Piancavallo 2nd, silver medalist(s)
August 12, 2000 Mount Buller 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
December 2, 2000 Blackcomb 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
March 10, 2001 Himos 2nd, silver medalist(s)
January 18, 2002 Lake Placid 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
September 8, 2002 Mount Buller 1st, gold medalist(s)
January 17, 2003 Lake Placid 2nd, silver medalist(s)
February 7, 2003 Steamboat 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
March 3, 2003 Špindlerův Mlýn 1st, gold medalist(s)
September 6, 2003 Mount Buller 1st, gold medalist(s)
September 7, 2003 Mount Buller 1st, gold medalist(s)
January 16, 2004 Lake Placid 1st, gold medalist(s)
January 18, 2004 Lake Placid 1st, gold medalist(s)
January 25, 2004 Fernie 2nd, silver medalist(s)
January 31, 2004 Deer Valley 2nd, silver medalist(s)
February 15, 2004 Harbin 1st, gold medalist(s)
February 28, 2004 Špindlerův Mlýn 2nd, silver medalist(s)
March 10, 2004 Sauze d'Oulx 1st, gold medalist(s)
January 16, 2005 Lake Placid 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
January 28, 2005 Deer Valley 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
February 5, 2005 Shenyang 2nd, silver medalist(s)
February 12, 2005 Changchun 2nd, silver medalist(s)
February 19, 2005 Sauze d'Oulx 1st, gold medalist(s)
December 18, 2005 Changchun 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
March 3, 2006 Davos 1st, gold medalist(s)
December 10, 2006 Jilin 1st, gold medalist(s)
January 11, 2007 Deer Valley 2nd, silver medalist(s)
February 25, 2007 Apex 1st, gold medalist(s)
December 21, 2007 Lianhua Mountain 1st, gold medalist(s)
December 22, 2007 Lianhua Mountain 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
January 19, 2008 Lake Placid 1st, gold medalist(s)
January 27, 2008 Mont Tremblant 1st, gold medalist(s)
February 10, 2008 Cypress Mountain 1st, gold medalist(s)
February 17, 2008 Inawashiro 2nd, silver medalist(s)
March 1, 2008 Moscow 1st, gold medalist(s)
March 7, 2008 Davos 1st, gold medalist(s)
January 25, 2009 Mount Gabriel 1st, gold medalist(s)
January 30, 2009 Deer Valley 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
February 2, 2009 Cypress Mountain 1st, gold medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steve Omischl". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "FIS-biography". fis-ski.com. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Salt Lake 2002 Official Report - Results" (PDF). Salt Lake City Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Elation, heartbreak highlight freestyle Olympic team". CBC News. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 

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