The ski jumping star of the Salt Lake Games, Simon Ammann emerged from obscurity to win a pair of gold medals in 2002... His success, along with a resemblance to fictional wizard Harry Potter, made him an instant celebrity in the U.S. and in his native Switzerland... In recent years, Ammann has emerged from an extended slump to recapture a close facsimile to the magical form he displayed in 2002.
|Fri, Feb 12 - 10:00a||Indiv. Normal Hill -- Qual.||Qualified|
|Sat, Feb 13 - 9:45a||Indiv. Normal Hill -- 1st Rd.||1||135.5|
|Sat, Feb 13 - 11:01a||Indiv. Normal Hill -- Final Rd.||1||276.5|
|Fri, Feb 19 - 10:00a||Indiv. Large Hill -- Qual.||Qualified|
|Sat, Feb 20 - 11:30a||Indiv. Large Hill -- 1st Rd.||1||144.7|
|Sat, Feb 20 - 12:47p||Indiv. Large Hill -- Final Rd.||1||283.6|
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.