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Steve Omischl

Biography

Three-time Olympian … Three-time FIS World Cup aerials champion … Two-time FIS overall champion … 2005 world champion … Has won an amazing 40 World Cup medals … Four-time FIS World Cup aerials champion … First man to ever perform a quadruple twisting triple back flip with two twists on the last flip in competition.

GETTING TO KNOW…

Suffered plantar fascitis in foot six months prior to 2006 Olympic Winter Games, affecting his training … Considers prior Olympic experiences blemishes on his record … Idol is Jean Luc Brassard … Thinks aerials are pretty safe … Grew up five minutes from a ski hill … Enjoys any and all sports – road and mountain biking, golf, hockey, surfing, fishing, etc … Supports charities Right to Play and whyriskit.ca.

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2002 Salt Lake CitySkiing - FreestyleAerials - Men11
2006 TurinSkiing - FreestyleAerials - Men20
2010 VancouverSkiing - FreestyleAerials - Men8

Notable International Results

World Championship (WC) Results

2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): Silver 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): Bronze 2005 (Ruka, FIN): Gold 2003 (Deer Valley, USA): Bronze 2001 (Whistler, CAN): 7th

Career Notes

2009-10: Has a 4th- and 5th-place finish on the World Cup circuit. 2008-09: WC silver medallist ... Won two World Cup gold medals in Mont Gabriel, Que. and Vancouver ... Added bronze in Deer Valley, USA ... Ranked 1st overall in aerials for World Cup season ... 2007-08: Ranked 1st overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Won seven World Cup medals, including five gold. 2006-07: Captured WC bronze ... Ranked 1st overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Captured two gold medals in Jilin Beida Lake, CHN and Apex, B.C. ... Won silver in Deer Valley, USA. 2005-06: Finished 20th at Olympic Winter Games ... Became first man ever to perform a quadruple twisting triple back flip with two twists on the last flip in competition ... Ranked 16th overall in aerials for World Cup season, winning one gold and one bronze ... Canadian champion. 2004-05: World champion ... Overall silver in aerials for World Cup season ... Five World Cup medals - one gold, two silver and two bronze. 2003-04: World Cup overall champion in aerials ... Won six World Cup gold medals and added three silver. 2002-03: Bronze medallist at WC ... Ranked 2nd overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Four World Cup medals including two gold, one silver and one bronze. 2001-02: Ranked 8th overall in World Cup aerials ... Top result was bronze in Lake Placid, USA ... Canadian champion. 2000-01: Ranked 4th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Won three World Cup medals including gold in Himos, FIN ... Canadian champion. 1999-00: Ranked 4th overall in World Cup aerials with two silver medals in Whistler and Piancavallo, ITA ... World Cup men's rookie of the year.