Tommy Ford (skier)

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Tommy Ford
— Alpine skier —
DisciplinesGiant slalom, Super-G
ClubMount Bachelor Ski
Education Foundation
Born (1989-03-20) March 20, 1989 (age 29)
Bend, Oregon, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
World Cup debutOctober 25, 2009 (age 20)
Websiteonionsontop.tumblr.com
Olympics
Teams2 – (2010, 2018)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams3 – (2011, 201517)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons8th – (201013, 201518)
Podiums0
Overall titles0 – (58th in 2018)
Discipline titles0 – (17th in GS, 2018)

Tommy Ford (born March 20, 1989) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States. He specializes in giant slalom and super-G; his best World Cup finish to date was an 8th place at a giant slalom event in March 2018. He has represented the US in two Winter Olympics and three World Championships.

Born and raised in Bend, Oregon, Ford was on skis at age two, as both his parents were racers and coaches. He skied and raced at nearby Mount Bachelor and later attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and has won eight titles at the U.S. Alpine Championships.[1]

During the 2013 season, Ford fractured his right femur in mid-January while free skiing in La Clusaz, France. Following surgery in Annecy, he returned to the U.S. and missed over two years, including the 2013 World Championships and 2014 Winter Olympics.[2][3] During the 2016–17 season, Ford had five top-20 finishes in giant slalom and was 25th in the World Cup standings.

Ford attained his first career World Cup top-ten finish in late 2017, a tenth-place finish in giant slalom in Beaver Creek on December 3. At the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, he was twentieth in the giant slalom on February 18 at Yongpyong. Ford scored two more top-tens with a ninth at Kranjska Gora on March 3 and an eighth at the World Cup finals at Åre on March 17. He finished 17th in the giant slalom standings for the 2018 season, a career best.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2010 20 116 35
2011 21 108 41 37
2012 22 74 28 46
2013 23 136 49
2014 24 injured: did not compete
2015 25 118 36
2016 26 109 39 56
2017 27 82 25
2018 28 58 17
  • Standings through 18 March 2018

Top twenty finishes[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline Place
2011 5 Feb 2011 Austria Hinterstoder, Austria Super-G 11th
6 Feb 2011 Giant slalom 18th
2012 6 Dec 2011 United States Beaver Creek, USA Giant slalom 15th
18 Feb 2012 Bulgaria Bansko, Bulgaria Giant slalom 12th
26 Feb 2012  Switzerland  Crans-Montana, Switzerland Giant slalom 19th
10 Mar 2012 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 17th
2016 20 Dec 2015 Italy Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 12th
2017 4 Dec 2016 France Val-d'Isère, France Giant slalom 14th
18 Dec 2016 Italy Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 13th
7 Jan 2017  Switzerland  Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 19th
28 Jan 2017 Germany Garmisch, Germany Giant slalom 14th
18 Mar 2017 United States Aspen, USA Giant Slalom 14th
2018 3 Dec 2017 United States Beaver Creek, USA Giant slalom 10th
3 Mar 2018 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 9th
17 Mar 2018 Sweden Åre, Sweden Giant slalom 8th
2019 2 Dec 2018 United States Beaver Creek, USA Giant slalom 15th
8 Dec 2018 France Val-d'Isère, France Giant slalom 6th

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2011 21 DNF2 14
2013 23 injured: did not compete
2015 25 19
2017 27 DNF1

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 20 26
2014 24 injured: did not compete
2018 28 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ford, Staples win combined titles". U.S. Ski Team. March 30, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Tommy Ford fractures femur in France". Ski Racing.com. January 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ford out with fractured femur". U.S. Ski Team. January 16, 2013.

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