Schlieri

Gregor Schlierenzauer

The Flying Austrian

Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer celebrates with his team members after the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Large Hill competition in Kuopio, on March 12,
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Hi, my name is Gregor Schlierenzauer. My discipline is ski jumping/flying. My friends call me Schlieri. I was born on 7 January 1990 in Innsbruck, Austria. My special talent is photography. My philosophy of life is be yourself – and take some time for yourself. My favourite food is pasta and lasagne. My favourite music is anything from Kings of Leon to Aloe Blacc.

Bio

With three-time luge Olympic medalist Markus Prock for an uncle, it seems that from an early age Innsbruck's Gregor 'Schlieri' Schlierenzauer was built to fly... on skis, that is.

Thanks to his good winter sports stock, Gregor began competing at 15 years old in the Continental Cup, during the 2005-06 season. He enrolled at a specialist boarding school in Austria to balance his school life with his sporting career as a rising star of the ski flying world. By 2008, he had won an individual gold and a team gold from the 2008 Oberstdorf World Ski Flying Championship, and two World Ski Championship team titles. 



He took his terrific form into the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, where he took the bronze medal for both normal hill and large hill individual events. Gregor’s first Winter Olympics was capped off with a great victory, when he and fellow Austrian teammates Thomas Morgenstern, Wolfgang Loitzl and Andreas Kofler won gold, racking up an extraordinary 1107.9-point score.

By 2014, Gregor had accumulated a phenomenal 50 World Cup wins (a world record), one gold and two bronze Olympic medals from Vancouver, one silver medal from Sochi, ten gold and four silver medals at World Championships, as well as the 2008-09 World Cup title... with many more still to come.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Nations Cup - Team competition

      As part of the Austrian team.

      Planica, Slovenia

  2. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

      Schlierenzauer also won gold in the Team event with the Austrian team.

      Lahti, Finland

    2. Silver Medal: Winter Olympics - Ski Jumping - Men's Team

      As part of the Austrian Olympic Team

      Sochi, Russia

    3. 2nd and 3rd Place: FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – HS200

      Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria

  3. 2013
    1. 1st Place: FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

      Kuusamo, Finland

    2. Overall FIS World Cup Champion - Ski Flying

    3. Overall Ski Jumping World Cup Champion

      Kuopio, Finland

  4. 2011
    1. 1st Place: FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

      Gregor won gold in the individual large hill, team normal hill and team large hill events

      Oslo, Norway