Steve Omischl

Steve Omischl (born November 16, 1978) is a Canadian freestyle skier.[1][2]

Steve Omischl
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Omischl competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Personal information
BornNovember 16, 1978 (1978-11-16) (age 43)
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Medal record

CareerEdit

Omischl was born in North Bay, Ontario. Omischl competes in aerials, and made his World Cup debut in December 1999, finishing with a silver medal at an event in Blackcomb. Omischl earned five more podiums on the World Cup circuit before winning his first event in mid-2002.[3]

Along with a fellow olympian Jeff Bean, he participated in an episode of the hit show Mantracker where he defeated Terry Grant in the nerve-wracking chase.

Over his career thus far, Omischl has placed on the podium at 40 World Cup events, and claimed 20 titles. He has won four overall World Cup titles, finishing atop the aerials standings in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He has won four medals at the World Championships. His lone gold came in 2005, and most recently won a silver medal in 2009.[3]

Omischl has competed in three Olympic Games. In 2002, he placed 4th in the qualifying but ended up 11th in the final.[4] In 2006, he was well positioned to make the final after the first jump, but a poor second jump left him in 20th place.[5]

Omischl was also a member of the Canadian team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[6] He qualified for the final in 8th and was ranked 8th overall after the final.

World Cup podiumsEdit

[3]

Date Location Rank
December 4, 1999 Blackcomb  
February 26, 2000 Piancavallo  
August 12, 2000 Mount Buller  
December 2, 2000 Blackcomb  
March 10, 2001 Himos  
January 18, 2002 Lake Placid  
September 8, 2002 Mount Buller  
January 17, 2003 Lake Placid  
February 7, 2003 Steamboat  
March 3, 2003 Špindlerův Mlýn  
September 6, 2003 Mount Buller  
September 7, 2003 Mount Buller  
January 16, 2004 Lake Placid  
January 18, 2004 Lake Placid  
January 25, 2004 Fernie  
January 31, 2004 Deer Valley  
February 15, 2004 Harbin  
February 28, 2004 Špindlerův Mlýn  
March 10, 2004 Sauze d'Oulx  
January 16, 2005 Lake Placid  
January 28, 2005 Deer Valley  
February 5, 2005 Shenyang  
February 12, 2005 Changchun  
February 19, 2005 Sauze d'Oulx  
December 18, 2005 Changchun  
March 3, 2006 Davos  
December 10, 2006 Jilin  
January 11, 2007 Deer Valley  
February 25, 2007 Apex  
December 21, 2007 Lianhua Mountain  
December 22, 2007 Lianhua Mountain  
January 19, 2008 Lake Placid  
January 27, 2008 Mont Tremblant  
February 10, 2008 Cypress Mountain  
February 17, 2008 Inawashiro  
March 1, 2008 Moscow  
March 7, 2008 Davos  
January 25, 2009 Mount Gabriel  
January 30, 2009 Deer Valley  
February 2, 2009 Cypress Mountain  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Steve Omischl". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
  2. ^ "Steve Omischl". Olympedia. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "FIS-biography". fis-ski.com. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
  4. ^ "Salt Lake 2002 Official Report - Results" (PDF). Salt Lake City Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
  5. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
  6. ^ "Elation, heartbreak highlight freestyle Olympic team". CBC News. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-25.

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