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Steve Omischl
  • Born: 11/16/1978
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 177cm
  • Weight: 63kg
  • Birthplace: North Bay, Ontario

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Three-time Olympian … Three-time FIS World Cup aerials champion … Two-time FIS overall champion … 2005 world champion … Has won an amazing 40 World Cup medals … Four-time FIS World Cup aerials champion … First man to ever perform a quadruple twisting triple back flip with two twists on the last flip in competition.

World Championship (WC) Results

2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): Silver 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): Bronze 2005 (Ruka, FIN): Gold 2003 (Deer Valley, USA): Bronze 2001 (Whistler, CAN): 7th

Career Notes

2009-10: Has a 4th- and 5th-place finish on the World Cup circuit. 2008-09: WC silver medallist … Won two World Cup gold medals in Mont Gabriel, Que. and Vancouver … Added bronze in Deer Valley, USA … Ranked 1st overall in aerials for World Cup season … 2007-08: Ranked 1st overall in aerials for World Cup season … Won seven World Cup medals, including five gold. 2006-07: Captured WC bronze … Ranked 1st overall in aerials for World Cup season … Captured two gold medals in Jilin Beida Lake, CHN and Apex, B.C. … Won silver in Deer Valley, USA. 2005-06: Finished 20th at Olympic Winter Games … Became first man ever to perform a quadruple twisting triple back flip with two twists on the last flip in competition … Ranked 16th overall in aerials for World Cup season, winning one gold and one bronze … Canadian champion. 2004-05: World champion … Overall silver in aerials for World Cup season … Five World Cup medals – one gold, two silver and two bronze. 2003-04: World Cup overall champion in aerials … Won six World Cup gold medals and added three silver. 2002-03: Bronze medallist at WC … Ranked 2nd overall in aerials for World Cup season … Four World Cup medals including two gold, one silver and one bronze. 2001-02: Ranked 8th overall in World Cup aerials … Top result was bronze in Lake Placid, USA … Canadian champion. 2000-01: Ranked 4th overall in aerials for World Cup season … Won three World Cup medals including gold in Himos, FIN … Canadian champion. 1999-00: Ranked 4th overall in World Cup aerials with two silver medals in Whistler and Piancavallo, ITA … World Cup men’s rookie of the year.

Personal

Suffered plantar fascitis in foot six months prior to 2006 Olympic Winter Games, affecting his training … Considers prior Olympic experiences blemishes on his record … Idol is Jean Luc Brassard … Thinks aerials are pretty safe … Grew up five minutes from a ski hill … Enjoys any and all sports – road and mountain biking, golf, hockey, surfing, fishing, etc … Supports charities Right to Play and whyriskit.ca.

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2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - FreestyleAerials - Men - 11
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - FreestyleAerials - Men - 20
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - FreestyleAerials - Men - 8
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