Andrej Šporn (born 1 December 1981 in Kranjska Gora) is a former Slovenian alpine skier.[1]

Andrej Šporn
Alpine skier
Andrej Šporn at the 2010 Winter Olympic downhill.jpg
DisciplinesDownhill, Super-G,
Combined
ClubKRG - ASK Kranjska Gora
Born (1981-12-01) 1 December 1981 (age 38)
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
World Cup debut10 December 2001
World Cup
Seasons9
Podiums1

Šporn began his career as a competitor in slalom, though he had always shown great talent in both fast disciplines – the downhill and Super-G – and is also good in giant slalom. He was a successful competitor from an early age, having won competitions in his native Slovenia in the junior category. He did very well at the Junior World Ski Championship and finished in the top ten in slalom as well as downhill. In the 2003/04 season, he shined in the European Cup in which he won finished 4th in the slalom standings. One of his early successes at that level was the slalom win at the Universiade in Zakopane, Poland, in February 2001.

After having had mainly focused on slalom, after the super combination had been introduced as a new discipline, he started to compete in downhill, too. Good results convinced him to start training fast disciplines as main ones and he had help of top trainers with that.

His debut in the Ski World Cup was in a slalom race at Beaver Creek in 2004 in which was he finished 8th. place. In 2006, his best results were 6th place in the classic alpine combination in Kitzbuhel and also 6th place in the super alpine combination in Chamonix. He also had a good season in downhill, finishing 2nd in Kitzbuhel, 5th in Kvitfjell and 6th in Bormio.

Šporn participated at two Winter Olympics, in Torino in 2006 and in Vancouver in 2010, but did not achieve any remarkable results.

In 2011, at the Ski World Championship in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, he achieved great success by finishing 6th in the downhill race.

Following an injury in 2017, Šporn announced his retirement from competitive sport.[2]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
2004 22 77 45 9
2005 23 89 35
2006 24 52 56 8
2007 25 101 30 39
2008 26 102 51 61 34
2009 27 102 48 41 36
2010 28 31 35 10 32
2011 29 38 24 13
2012 30 53 46 21
2013 31 61 44 23
2014 32 120 46
2015 33
2016 34 107 40

Race podiumsEdit

Season Date Location Discipline Position
2010 23 January 2010   Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 2nd

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit