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Andreas Kofler
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Kofler in 2011
Country  Austria
Born 17 May 1984 (1984-05-17) (age 37)
Innsbruck, Austria
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
Seasons 2003–2017
2019
Individual wins 12
Team wins 15
Indiv. podiums 36
Team podiums 25
Indiv. starts 309
Team starts 32
Four Hills titles 1 (2010)
Updated on 7 May 2019.

Andreas Kofler (born 17 May 1984) is an Austrian former ski jumper.

Career

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.

During the 2010/11 season, Kofler recorded three individual wins, including the first event of the season in Kuusamo, Finland.

Despite a training deficit due to back problems related to his spinal discs, Kofler started the 2011/12 season by winning the first two events, which took place in Lillehammer, Norway.

World Cup

Standings

Season Overall 4H SF RA W5 NT
2002/03 16 4 N/A N/A N/A 40
2003/04 21 30 N/A N/A N/A 29
2004/05 40 50 N/A N/A N/A 34
2005/06 7 8 N/A N/A N/A 4
2006/07 7 12 N/A N/A N/A 2
2007/08 13 30 N/A N/A N/A 7
2008/09 36 28 42 N/A N/A 26
2009/10 4 1 12 N/A N/A 6
2010/11 4 8 21 N/A N/A N/A
2011/12 3 3 12 N/A N/A N/A
2012/13 17 15 N/A N/A N/A
2013/14 12 25 N/A N/A N/A
2014/15 29 23 N/A N/A N/A
2015/16 38 48 N/A N/A N/A
2016/17 23 17 50 N/A N/A
2018/19 N/A

Wins

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2005/06 4 February 2006   Germany Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze HS145 LH
2 2009/10 29 December 2009   Germany Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze HS137 (night) LH
3 2010/11 28 November 2010   Finland Kuusamo Rukatunturi HS142 LH
4 19 December 2010   Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137 LH
5 16 January 2011   Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama HS134 LH
6 2011/12 27 November 2011   Finland Kuusamo Rukatunturi HS142 (night) LH
7 3 December 2011   Norway Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken HS100 (night) NH
8 4 December 2011   Norway Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken HS138 LH
9 18 December 2011   Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137 LH
10 4 January 2012   Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze HS130 LH
11 2012/13 9 December 2012   Russia Sochi RusSki Gorki HS106 NH
12 15 December 2012   Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137 LH

Personal life

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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