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Andrej "Jerry" Jerman, (born 30 September 1978), is a recently retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovenia.[1]

Andrej Jerman
Alpine skier
Andrej Jerman in military uniform.jpg
Jerman in military uniform
DisciplinesDownhill, Super G, Combined
ClubKUT – Klub Uciteljev
in Trenerjev
Born (1978-09-30) 30 September 1978 (age 40)
Kranj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
World Cup debut12 December 1998 (age 20)
Retired28 January 2013
Websiteandrejjerman.com
Olympics
Teams3 – (200210)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams5 – (200311)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons12 – (200213)
Wins2 – (2 DH)
Podiums4 – (4 DH)
Overall titles0 – (16th in 2008)
Discipline titles0 – (6th in DH 2007)

Born in Tržič, then in SFR Yugoslavia, Jerman specialized in the speed events of downhill and super G. He gained his first World Cup victory at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in February 2007 in a downhill, the first-ever for Slovenia.[2] The next day he finished second, again in the downhill.[3] Until then, his best World Cup result was fourth place in a downhill at Bormio, two months earlier. Jerman later gathered his second victory at Bormio,[4] and finished his career with four World Cup podiums, all in downhill, and 27 top tens, with 18 in downhill. His best result in Super G was fourth, which came at Lake Louise in November 2007.[5]

Jerman represented Slovenia at three Winter Olympics and five World Championships. He announced his retirement from competition in late January 2013, following a crash during the Tuesday training run at Kitzbühel. After his fall, he got up and skied down, and then collapsed unconscious in the finish area. Jerman was transferred to the hospital by helicopter, where doctors diagnosed a severe concussion.[6] He had missed most of the previous season after breaking his shin on the Birds of Prey course at Beaver Creek in early December 2011.[7]

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World Cup resultsEdit

Race podiumsEdit

  • 2 wins (2 DH)
  • 4 podiums (4 DH)
  • 27 top tens (18 DH, 4 SG, 1 SC, 4 K)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2007 23 Feb 2007   Garmisch, Germany Downhill 1st
24 Feb 2007 Downhill 2nd
2008 26 Jan 2008   Chamonix, France Downhill 3rd
2010 29 Dec 2009   Bormio, Italy Downhill 1st

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2002 23 63 44 3
2003 24 52 35 28 11
2004 25 124 48
2005 26 111 11
2006 27 83 38 26
2007 28 24 33 6 44
2008 29 16 60 17 7 9
2009 30 34 23 16 51
2010 31 30 22 11
2011 32 45 38 18
2012 33 injured in 2nd downhill, no results
2013 34 129 47

^ official season title in the Combined discipline was not awarded until the 2007 season

VideoEdit

  • YouTube.com – Jerman falls at Val Gardena – 19 Dec 2009
  • YouTube.com – Jerman wins at Bormio – 29 Dec 2009
  • YouTube.com – Jerman breaks shin at Beaver Creek – 2 Dec 2011

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Andrej Jerman". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "Garmisch: Jerman gives Slovenia first WC DH win". Ski Racing.com. 23 February 2007.
  3. ^ "Garmisch: Guay tops DH for first World Cup win". Ski Racing.com. 24 February 2007.
  4. ^ "Jerman wins World Cup DH at Bormio". Ski Racing.com. 29 December 2009.
  5. ^ http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/613.html?sector=AL&competitorid=27963&type=result
  6. ^ "Andrej Jerman retires from competition". Ski Racing.com. 28 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Slovenia's Andrej Jerman sustains concussion during downhill training in Kitzbuehel". Washington Post. Associated Press. 22 January 2013.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit