A decade ago, he was the world's dominant ski jumper, and as Vancouver approaches, Martin Schmitt has emerged from a long slump to show glimpses of his past form... In 2008-09, the man who once set off "Schmitt mania" in his native Germany won his first individual world championship medal in eight years... Schmitt is making his fourth Olympic appearance in Vancouver.
|Fri, Feb 12 - 10:00a||Indiv. Normal Hill -- Qual.||9||132.5|
|Sat, Feb 13 - 9:45a||Indiv. Normal Hill -- 1st Rd.||16||123.0|
|Sat, Feb 13 - 11:01a||Indiv. Normal Hill -- Final Rd.||10||256.0|
|Fri, Feb 19 - 10:00a||Indiv. Large Hill -- Qual.||25||118.9|
|Sat, Feb 20 - 11:30a||Indiv. Large Hill -- 1st Rd.||18||108.0|
|Sat, Feb 20 - 12:47p||Indiv. Large Hill -- Final Rd.||30||182.4|
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.