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Aleš Valenta (Czech pronunciation: [ˈalɛʃ ˈvalɛnta]) (born 6 February 1973 in Šumperk, Czechoslovakia) is a former Czech freestyle skier who participated in aerials.

Aleš Valenta
Medal record
Men's freestyle skiing
Representing  Czech Republic
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City Aerials

On February 19, 2002, he won the Winter Olympics gold medal in the freestyle aerials competition where he succeeded to perform the first triple back flip with five twists in the world. He operates the freestyle skiing centre in the town of Štíty. He was the first man to perform triple sallet with five screws.

External linksEdit

  • (in Czech) Official Web site
  • (in Czech) Official Web site on Ales Valenta Acrobat Park
  • (in Czech) Profile on Czech Olympic Committee's Web site
Preceded by
Jan Železný
Czech Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
Pavel Nedvěd
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Luboš Buchta
Flagbearer for the   Czech Republic
Salt Lake 2002
Succeeded by
Martina Sáblíková