www.gregorschlierenzauer.at


Date of birth:
1990.01.07
Hometown:
Fulpmes, Austria
Sponsors:
Red Bull, Audi, Fischer, Carrera, Reinwerfen statt Wegwerfen,
Hobbies:
Photography, Design, Cooking, Skiing, Tennis, Soccer, Golf
Favourite athletes:
Roger Federer (Tennis)

BIO

It seems that from an early age Gregor ‘Schlieri’ Schlierenzauer was built to fly… on skis, that is.

Gregor began competing at 15 years old in the Continental Cup, during the 2005-06 season. In February 2006, he managed to win the gold medal at the Junior World Championships in Kranj, Slovenia. The coach of the Austrian professional team, asked him to compete in the World Cup.

"Gregor Schlierenzauer"

Schlierenzauer debuted in the World Cup finishing in 24th place at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival on 12 March 2006. 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. His personal best is 243.5 meters, jumped in Vikersund, Norway.

He took his terrific form into the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, where he won the bronze medal for both normal hill and large hill individual events. Gregor Schlierenzauer’s first Winter Olympics was capped off with a great victory at the team event.By 2015, Gregor had accumulated a phenomenal 53 World Cup wins (a world record), one gold and two bronze Olympic medals from Vancouver, one silver medal from Sochi, also ten gold and six silver medals at World Championships, as well as the two World Cup titles… with many more still to come.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 07-15: 53x World Cup Victories - most in the world
  • 2007: World Champion
  • 2008: Ski Flying World Champion
  • 2008: Overall World Cup Winner
  • 2009: Overall World Cup Winner
  • 2009: World Champion
  • 2010: Ski Flying World Champion
  • 2010: Olympic Champion Team
  • 2010: Olympic Bronze Medal Winner
  • 2011: World Champion
  • 2011-12: Four Hills Tournament Champion
  • 2012: Ski Flying World Champion
  • 2012: Overall World Cup Winner
  • 2012-13: Four Hills Tournament Champion
  • 2013: World Champion
  • 2013: Overall World Cup Winner
  • 2014: Olympic Silver Medal Team

INTERVIEW 2015.04.14

What are you looking for to accomplish?

I had bad seasons, especially in the world cup, the challenge is to come back on a very high and consistency level. 

"Gregor Schlierenzauer"

What would be your greatest achievement?

I never lost my focus and I never lost myself. To be authentic is very important for me.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

My sport is very sensible, you need special skills in the air. It’s not only a question of fitness, body language and mental power. It is also a question of feelings. 

"Gregor Schlierenzauer"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

We are not able to fly and nevertheless we do it. If it feels like a bird, I am happy and very satisfied.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

Gregor Schlierenzauer - Action

At home in Tyrol. I am living very close to Innsbruck with the Alps in my face. I love to be out in the nature. It’s a beautiful neighborhood, where people make their holidays and enjoy.

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

There is no special key. I have my program, which is edited with my coaches and I do what I have to do. 

What are you most nervous about when competing?

I am not really nervous I am focused.

"Gregor Schlierenzauer - Action"

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

Definitely my family. They made and make my career possibly and stay with my in good and bad times very close. 

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Be yourself and keep it real. 

"Gregor Schlierenzauer - Lifestyle"

What are your future plans?

There are no special plans, I enjoy my life and get prepared for the new season.  

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Enjoy also hard moments, work harder and believe in you. 

"Gregor Schlierenzauer"