Simon Ammann
Sport: Ski Jumping
Birthdate: June 29, 1981
Birthplace: Grabs, Switzerland
Residence: Einsiedeln, Switzerland
Olympics: 2006, 2002, 1998
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Getting to know: Simon Ammann

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.


DateEvent RankResults
Fri, Feb 12 - 10:00aIndiv. Normal Hill -- Qual.  Qualified
Sat, Feb 13 - 9:45aIndiv. Normal Hill -- 1st Rd. 1135.5
Sat, Feb 13 - 11:01aIndiv. Normal Hill -- Final Rd.Medal Gold1276.5
Fri, Feb 19 - 10:00aIndiv. Large Hill -- Qual.  Qualified
Sat, Feb 20 - 11:30aIndiv. Large Hill -- 1st Rd. 1144.7
Sat, Feb 20 - 12:47pIndiv. Large Hill -- Final Rd.Medal Gold1283.6

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    Who am I?

    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.

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