Josef "Sprite" Ferstl (born 29 December 1988) is a German World Cup alpine ski racer, focusing on the speed events of Downhill and Super-G. He has competed in three World Championships and the 2018 Winter Olympics.[1] Ferstl made his World Cup debut in 2007 and has two victories, both in Super-G.[2]

Josef Ferstl
Alpine skier
Porträts bei der Olympia-Einkleidung München 2018 (Martin Rulsch) 28.jpg
Ferstl in 2018
DisciplinesSuper-G, Downhill
ClubSC Hammer
Born (1988-12-29) 29 December 1988 (age 31)
Traunstein, Bavaria, West Germany
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
World Cup debut23 February 2007 (age 18)
Olympics
Teams1 – (2018)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams3 – (201519)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons8 – (20132020)
Wins2 – (2 SG)
Podiums2 – (2 SG)
Overall titles0 – (23rd in 2019)
Discipline titles0 – (6th in SG, 2018)

His father is West German alpine racer Sepp Ferstl, who won the Hahnenkamm downhill in Kitzbühel in 1978 and 1979. Forty years later in 2019, the younger Ferstl became the first German to win a Super-G at Kitzbühel, and the trophy was presented to him by his father.[2]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
2013 24 97 40 32
2014 25 129 46
2015 26 67 45 28 35
2016 27 95 35 42
2017 28 47 13 27
2018 29 34 6 31
2019 30 23 9 14
2020 31 57 32 24
Standings through 8 December 2019

Race podiumsEdit

  • 2 wins – (2 SG)
  • 2 podiums – (2 SG); 12 top tens – (5 DH, 7 SG)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2018 15 December 2017   Val Gardena, Italy Super-G 1st
2019 27 January 2019   Kitzbühel, Austria Super-G 1st

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2015 26 25 22 25
2017 28 26 18 25
2019 30 6 28

Olympic resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2018 29 27 25 DNS2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's Super-G Official Results" (PDF). Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Ferstl is first German skier to win super-G in Kitzbuehel". ESPN. Associated Press. 27 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.

External linksEdit