Kyle Nissen

Biography

2006 Olympian … Competed in four WC … Has won 12 World Cup medals.

GETTING TO KNOW…

Parents, Kurt Nissen and Arlene Nissen, both have degrees in Physical Education … At age eight, ran in 1988 Olympic Torch Relay … On skis at age three, enrolled in freestyle skiing by nine … Strives to be world’s best aeralist … Enjoys watching movies, video games, playing hockey or other sports … Favourite quote is: The only thing I know is that I know nothing¬Ě (Socrates) … If he was not an athlete, he would be an astronaut … Enjoys spinning vinyl on his turntables.

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2006 TurinSkiing - FreestyleAerials - Men5
2010 VancouverSkiing - FreestyleAerials - Men5

Notable International Results

World Championship (WC) Results

2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 10th 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): 13th 2005 (Ruka, FIN): 5th 2003 (Deer Valley, USA): 14th

Career Notes

2009-10: Finished 5th on World Cup in Deer Valley, USA. 2008-09: Finished 10h at WC ... Ranked 4th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was silver in Lake Placid, USA. 2007-2008: Did not compete due to injury (knee). 2006-07: Placed 13th at WC ... Ranked 5th overall in aerials for World Cup season with top result silver in Apex, B.C. 2005-06: Finished 5th at first Olympic Winter Games ... Was overall silver medallist in World Cup season ... Five-time World Cup medallist including career-first gold in Mont Gabriel, Que. 2004-05: Finished 5th at WC ... Ranked 14th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Won World Cup silver in Sauze d'Oulx, ITA and bronze in Spindleruv Mlyn, CZE. 2003-04: Ranked 9th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was silver in Ruka, FIN. 2002-03: Finished 14th at WC ... Ranked 9th overall in aerials for World Cup season, with top result 5th in Lake Placid, USA. 2001-02: Ranked 5th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Captured career-first silver in Mt. Buller, AUS (09/08/01). 2000-01: Ranked 15th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 11th in Mt. Buller, AUS. 1999-00: Ranked 10th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Captured gold in Heavenly, USA.