Filip Flisar
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Filip Flisar
Filip Flisar
Alpine skier
FIS Ski Cross World Cup 2015 - Megève - 20150313 - Filip Flisar.jpg
DisciplinesSki cross
ClubSK Branik
Born (1987-09-28) 28 September 1987 (age 32)
Maribor, SR Slovenia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
World Cup debut6 March 2008
Olympics
Teams3 - (2010, 2014, 2018)
World Championships
Teams5 - (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons2008-present
Wins7
Podiums14
Discipline titles1 - SX (2012)
Last updated on: 5 March 2017

Filip Flisar (born 28 September 1987) is a Slovenian freestyle skier competing in ski cross discipline.[1]

Career

Alpine skiing career

He started as alpine skier in fast disciplines. He competed at two World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships and a couple of FIS Ski European Cup events, but had no notable success.

2008: Freestyle skiing career

He joined the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup. His World Cup debut performance in 2007-08 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup season was a ski cross competition on March 6, 2008 in Grindelwald, Switzerland. In the 2008-09 season he also competed in half-pipe event.

2010: First Olympics

He represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where he competed in ski cross and finished in eighth place.[2][1] At the 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Deer Valley, where he competed in men's ski cross, he finished in eleventh place.

2012: Winter X Games medal

In 2012 at the Winter X Games XVI in Aspen he achieved second place in the ski cross event.

2012: Ski Cross title

On 11 January 2012 in Alpe d'Huez he won his first World Cup victory. He won a total of three World Cup races in that season.[3] In the 2011-12 season he won the discipline title in ski cross and was fifth in overall ranking.

2014: Olympics

In Sochi At 2014 Winter Olympics he competed in men's ski cross where he reached the semi finals. In the small final he placed second, behind Egor Korotkov and ahead of Armin Niederer and Florian Eigler, thus ranking overall sixth in the competition.[4][5]

2015: Ski Cross World Champion

On 25 January 2015 he produced a stunning performance in the final of FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships 2015 ski cross and managed to climb from third to first place in the last few meters of the race. He won his and Slovenia's first ever gold medal at the World Championship in Freestyle skiing. He shared the podium with Jean-Frédéric Chapuis, defending World and Olympic Champion, who won the silver medal and Victor Öhling Norberg, who got bronze.[6]

2016: Mountain bike racing career

He achieved tenth place in men's four-cross at the 2016 World Championships in Val di Sole.

World Cup

Standings

Season Overall SX AT HP
2008/09 167 50 N/A 45
2009/10 107 37 N/A -
2010/11 45 13 N/A -
2011/12 5 1st place, gold medalist(s) N/A -
2012/13 24 6 N/A -
2013/14 201 45 N/A -
2014/15 59 19 N/A -
2015/16 15 5 N/A -
2016/17 17 4 2nd place, silver medalist(s) -

Wins

No. Season Date Location Event
1 2011/12 11 January 2012 France Alpe d'Huez SX
2 26 February 2012 Germany Bischofswiesen SX
3 10 March 2012 Switzerland Grindelwald SX
4 2012/13 13 December 2012 United States Telluride SX
5 2015/16 13 February 2016 Sweden Idre Fjall SX
6 2016/17 21 December 2016 Italy Innichen SX
7 22 December 2016 SX

References

General
  • "Season-by-season rankings". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 2017.
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Filip Flisar". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Filip Flisar, Freestyle Skiing". Vancouver 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "Filip Flisar - 2012 season". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Filip Flisar". sochi2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Men's Ski Cross Finals". sochi2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Flisar and Limbacher take ski cross World Championship gold". Eurosport. Retrieved 2015.

External links


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