Wolfgang Loitzl

Wolfgang Loitzl
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 2014 - Engelberg - 20141221 - Wolfgang Loitzl.jpg
Loitzl in Engelberg, 2014
Country Austria
Born (1980-01-13) 13 January 1980 (age 38)
Bad Ischl, Austria
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Personal best213.5 m (700 ft)
Planica, 20 March 2010
World Cup career
Seasons19972015
Individual wins4
Team wins10
Indiv. podiums20
Team podiums27
Indiv. starts356
Team starts34
Four Hills titles1 (2009)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Wolfgang Loitzl (born 13 January 1980) is an Austrian former ski jumper. He is the winner of the 2008–09 Four Hills Tournament.

Career[]

He won seven medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with seven golds (Individual normal hill: 2009, Team normal hill: 2001, 2005; Team large hill: 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013) and one bronze (Team large hill: 2001). He earned a bronze medal in the team event at the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 2004 and finished 15th at the individual competition at those same championships. Loitzl has seven individual career victories from 1998 to 2003.

Loitzl won the 2008–09 Four Hills Tournament. In the final competition of the tournament in Bischofshofen, he received the maximum score (20) for the first jump from all five judges. In ski jumping history, only Anton Innauer (1976), Kazuyoshi Funaki (1998), Sven Hannawald (2003), Hideharu Miyahira (2003), and Peter Prevc (2015) have matched this feat.

On 21 February 2009 Loitzl won the individual gold on the normal hill at the World Championships at Liberec ahead of fellow Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer and Switzerland's Simon Ammann. Further success followed on 28 February the same year when Loitzl won gold as part of the Austrian quartet in the team large hill event.

The following season, Loitzl won gold in the large hill team event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He also won gold in the ski flying team event at the 2010 Ski Flying World Championships.

His son Benjamin was born on 12 January 2005, his second child Nikolas was born on 10 February 2007. He has been married to Marika since 11 June 2006.

Olympic Games[]

Event Normal Hill Large Hill Team
Representing  Austria
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 4th
Canada 2010 Vancouver 11th 10th Gold

World Championships[]

EventNormal HillLarge HillNormal Hill TeamLarge Hill Team
Representing  Austria
Finland 2001 Lahti 13th 15th Gold Bronze
Germany 2005 Oberstdorf 6th 7th Gold Gold
Japan 2007 Sapporo 12th N/A Gold
Czech Republic 2009 Liberec Gold 6th N/A Gold
Norway 2011 Oslo 37th
Italy 2013 Val di Fiemme 17th 4th Gold

Ski Flying World Championships[]

Event Individual Team
Representing  Austria
Norway 2000 Vikersund 17th N/A
Slovenia 2004 Planica 15th Bronze
Slovenia 2010 Planica 6th Gold

World Cup[]

Standings[]

Season Overall 4H SF NT JP
1996/97 71
1997/98 31 31 25 28
1998/99 12 16 14 8 12
1999/00 22 21 20 21 25
2000/01 7 9 19 9 N/A
2001/02 29 36 N/A 34 N/A
2002/03 60 46 N/A N/A
2003/04 28 35 N/A 13 N/A
2004/05 18 13 N/A 16 N/A
2005/06 29 22 N/A N/A
2006/07 13 16 N/A 6 N/A
2007/08 10 16 N/A 16 N/A
2008/09 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 12 7 N/A
2009/10 6 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 7 N/A
2010/11 13 9 12 N/A N/A
2011/12 30 31 25 N/A N/A
2012/13 12 17 11 N/A N/A
2013/14 29 15 12 N/A N/A
2014/15 79 N/A N/A

Wins[]

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2008/09 1 January 2009   Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen Große Olympiaschanze HS140 LH
2 4 January 2009   Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze HS130 LH
3 6 January 2009   Austria Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze HS140 (night) LH
4 16 January 2009   Poland Zakopane Wielka Krokiew HS134 (night) LH

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