Omischl competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics
November 16, 1978 (age 39)|
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Omischl was born in North Bay, Ontario. 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.
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.
Omischl has competed in three Olympic Games. In 2002 he placed 4th in the qualifying, but ended up 11th in the final. In 2006, he was well positioned to make the final after the first jump, but a poor second jump left him in 20th place.
World Cup Podiums
|December 4, 1999||Blackcomb|
|February 26, 2000||Piancavallo|
|August 12, 2000||Mount Buller|
|December 2, 2000||Blackcomb|
|March 10, 2001||Himos|
|January 18, 2002||Lake Placid|
|September 8, 2002||Mount Buller|
|January 17, 2003||Lake Placid|
|February 7, 2003||Steamboat|
|March 3, 2003||Špindlerův Mlýn|
|September 6, 2003||Mount Buller|
|September 7, 2003||Mount Buller|
|January 16, 2004||Lake Placid|
|January 18, 2004||Lake Placid|
|January 25, 2004||Fernie|
|January 31, 2004||Deer Valley|
|February 15, 2004||Harbin|
|February 28, 2004||Špindlerův Mlýn|
|March 10, 2004||Sauze d'Oulx|
|January 16, 2005||Lake Placid|
|January 28, 2005||Deer Valley|
|February 5, 2005||Shenyang|
|February 12, 2005||Changchun|
|February 19, 2005||Sauze d'Oulx|
|December 18, 2005||Changchun|
|March 3, 2006||Davos|
|December 10, 2006||Jilin|
|January 11, 2007||Deer Valley|
|February 25, 2007||Apex|
|December 21, 2007||Lianhua Mountain|
|December 22, 2007||Lianhua Mountain|
|January 19, 2008||Lake Placid|
|January 27, 2008||Mont Tremblant|
|February 10, 2008||Cypress Mountain|
|February 17, 2008||Inawashiro|
|March 1, 2008||Moscow|
|March 7, 2008||Davos|
|January 25, 2009||Mount Gabriel|
|January 30, 2009||Deer Valley|
|February 2, 2009||Cypress Mountain|
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- "Salt Lake 2002 Official Report - Results" (PDF). Salt Lake City Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
- "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
- "Elation, heartbreak highlight freestyle Olympic team". CBC News. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
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