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Tommy Ford (born March 20, 1989) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States. He specializes in giant slalom and super-G; his best World Cup result to date is fifth place at a giant slalom event in December 2018. He has represented the US in two Winter Olympics and four World Championships.

Tommy Ford
Alpine skier
DisciplinesGiant slalom, Super-G
ClubMount Bachelor Ski
Education Foundation
Born (1989-03-20) March 20, 1989 (age 30)
Bend, Oregon, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
World Cup debutOctober 25, 2009 (age 20)
Websiteonionsontop.tumblr.com
Olympics
Teams2 – (2010, 2018)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams4 – (2011, 201519)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons9th – (201013, 201519)
Podiums0
Overall titles0 – (58th in 2018)
Discipline titles0 – (17th in GS, 2018)

Born and raised in Bend, Oregon, Ford was on skis at age two, as both his parents were racers and coaches. He skied and raced at nearby Mount Bachelor and later attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and has won eight titles at the U.S. Alpine Championships.[1]

During the 2013 season, Ford fractured his right femur in mid-January while free skiing in La Clusaz, France. Following surgery in Annecy, he returned to the U.S. and missed over two years, including the 2013 World Championships and 2014 Winter Olympics.[2][3] During the 2017 season, Ford had five top-20 finishes in giant slalom and was 25th in the season standings.

Ford attained his first career World Cup top-ten finish in late 2017, a tenth-place finish in giant slalom in Beaver Creek in early December. At the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, he was twentieth in the giant slalom at Yongpyong. Ford scored two more top-tens in March with a ninth at Kranjska Gora and an eighth at the World Cup finals at Åre, and was 17th in the giant slalom standings for the 2018 season, a career best.

World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2010 20 116 35
2011 21 108 41 37
2012 22 74 28 46
2013 23 136 49
2014 24 injured: did not compete
2015 25 118 36
2016 26 109 39 56
2017 27 82 25
2018 28 58 17
2019 29 37 9
Standings through 3 February 2019

Top twenty finishesEdit

  • 6 top tens (all in GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2011 5 Feb 2011   Hinterstoder, Austria Super-G 11th
6 Feb 2011 Giant slalom 18th
2012 6 Dec 2011   Beaver Creek, USA Giant slalom 15th
18 Feb 2012   Bansko, Bulgaria Giant slalom 12th
26 Feb 2012     Crans-Montana, Switzerland Giant slalom 19th
10 Mar 2012   Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 17th
2016 20 Dec 2015   Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 12th
2017 4 Dec 2016   Val-d'Isère, France Giant slalom 14th
18 Dec 2016   Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 13th
7 Jan 2017     Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 19th
28 Jan 2017   Garmisch, Germany Giant slalom 14th
18 Mar 2017   Aspen, USA Giant Slalom 14th
2018 3 Dec 2017   Beaver Creek, USA Giant slalom 10th
3 Mar 2018   Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 9th
17 Mar 2018   Åre, Sweden Giant slalom 8th
2019 2 Dec 2018   Beaver Creek, USA Giant slalom 15th
8 Dec 2018   Val-d'Isère, France Giant slalom 6th
16 Dec 2018   Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 5th
17 Dec 2018 Parallel Giant slalom 16th
19 Dec 2018   Saalbach, Austria Giant slalom 14th
12 Jan 2019     Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 6th

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2011 21 DNF2 14
2013 23 injured: did not compete
2015 25 19
2017 27 DNF1
2019 29 12

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svgEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 20 26
2014 24 injured: did not compete
2018 28 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ford, Staples win combined titles". U.S. Ski Team. March 30, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Tommy Ford fractures femur in France". Ski Racing.com. January 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ford out with fractured femur". U.S. Ski Team. January 16, 2013.

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