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Andreas Wellinger

Olympics: Ski Jumping-Men's Normal Hill Individual Qualification Round
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Andreas Wellinger

Andreas Wellinger
  • Birth date 8/28/1995
  • Birthplace Ruhpolding
  • Hometown Traunstein
  • Height/Weight 6'0"/ 143 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

Andreas Wellinger of Germany began ski jumping at age 11. By age 17, he competed at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012, where he took home a gold medal in the mixed (co-ed) team event. Making his PyeongChang debut, Wellinger convincingly won the gold medal on the normal hill. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, he earned a gold medal in the team event. Individually, he placed sixth on the normal hill and 45th on the large hill. After suffering a bad crash and missing most of the 2014-15 season, Wellinger dropped to 11th on the normal hill at Worlds in 2015. He markedly improved in time for the 2017 World Championships, crediting his improvement to finishing school and being able to concentrate on sport full time. He won a team event gold medal, and two silvers on the normal and large hills.
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Getting to know Andreas Wellinger

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His father competed at the 1982 World Junior Championships in Alpine skiing

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Wearing a purple helmet is one of his trademarks and a callback to German ski jumping great Martin Schmitt

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He and his teammates play cards while on the road for fun

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