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Kofler in 2011
|Born||17 May 1984
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Ski club||SV Innsbruck Bergisel|
|Personal best||233 m (764 ft)
Vikersund, 26 February 2012
|World Cup career|
|Four Hills titles||1 (2010)|
|Updated on 7 May 2019.|
Andreas Kofler (born 17 May 1984) is an Austrian former ski jumper.
Andreas Kofler grew up in Tyrol, in the Austrian Alps. He is a member of the ski jumping club SV Innsbruck-Bergisel, together with Gregor Schlierenzauer.
Kofler won his first individual competition in the World Cup on 4 February 2006. Two days later, he came in second place in the team competition. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Kofler won the silver medal in the individual competition, finishing only 0.1 points behind Thomas Morgenstern, his teammate on the squad with whom he would later win the Olympic gold medal in the team competition. At the Nordic Ski World Championships 2007 in Sapporo, Japan, Kofler won the gold medal in the team competition and finished in sixth place in the individual competition. At the end of the season, he arrived in second place at the Nordic Tournament, beaten only by Adam Małysz.
After starting well into the 2007/08 season, finishing in second place behind Morgenstern twice, Kofler crashed twice during competitions, in Engelberg and in Oberstdorf. Despite not being seriously injured, Kofler struggled to shake off his poor form for this and the next season.
In the 2009-2010, Kofler came in third place in Engelberg, ending his bad streak. During the same season, Kofler managed to win the prestigious Four Hills Tournament, ahead of Janne Ahonen and Wolfgang Loitzl, after winning the first event of the tournament in Oberstdorf. Kofler could not meet expectations in the first event (on the normal hill) of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, coming in 19th place. Nonetheless, he finished in fourth place on the large hill, only one point from the podium, and won the team competition with his teammates Wolfgang Loitzl, Thomas Morgenstern and Gregor Schlierenzauer—his second Olympic gold medal after 2006.
|1||2005/06||4 February 2006||Willingen||Mühlenkopfschanze HS145||LH|
|2||2009/10||29 December 2009||Oberstdorf||Schattenbergschanze HS137 (night)||LH|
|3||2010/11||28 November 2010||Kuusamo||Rukatunturi HS142||LH|
|4||19 December 2010||Engelberg||Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137||LH|
|5||16 January 2011||Sapporo||Ōkurayama HS134||LH|
|6||2011/12||27 November 2011||Kuusamo||Rukatunturi HS142 (night)||LH|
|7||3 December 2011||Lillehammer||Lysgårdsbakken HS100 (night)||NH|
|8||4 December 2011||Lillehammer||Lysgårdsbakken HS138||LH|
|9||18 December 2011||Engelberg||Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137||LH|
|10||4 January 2012||Innsbruck||Bergiselschanze HS130||LH|
|11||2012/13||9 December 2012||Sochi||RusSki Gorki HS106||NH|
|12||15 December 2012||Engelberg||Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137||LH|
In 2007, Andreas Kofler started a four-year formation to become a member of the Austrian police force, as part of a program for competitive athletes. In May 2011, Kofler passed his final examinations and hence concluded his formation. His hobbies include telemark skiing, football, surfing and climbing. Andreas Kofler currently resides in Thaur, Tyrol.
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