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Mirjam Jager
Mirjam Jäger
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Mirjam at Sochi 2014
Personal information
Native nameMirjam Jäger
Mimi
Nationality  Switzerland
Born (1982-11-09) 9 November 1982 (age 37)
Zürich, Switzerland
Years active1998 - 2015
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sportfreestyle skier

Mirjam Jaeger (German: Mirjam Jäger, pronounced ['j?:];[note 1] born 9 November 1982 in Zürich,   Switzerland) is a former freestyle skier. Now she concentrates on her modeling and sports broadcaster career.

Background and early years

Mirjam Jaeger was born in Zurich, Switzerland, surrounded by Alps, where she learned to ski at an early age. Although she grew up skiing, she learned how to snowboard when she was still a kid, and snowboarding quickly became her new passion.[1]

In 1991, she tried snowboarding and started doing regional halfpipe competitions at the age of 16, finding the first sponsors to be able to compete. She competed in one Halfpipe World Cup and a few Europa Cups in Snowboarding,[2] and while balancing her academic studies, she was able to ski and snowboard. It wasn't until 2004 that she put aside her snowboard to focus on freeskiing only.

Competitions

She gave her World Cup debut in skiing Halfpipe in 2004 in Les Contamines, France, where she finished in 6th place. Between 2006 and 2013 she's had 3 podium finishes in World Cups. Two 2nd places in Les Contamines, France in 2006 and 2008 and a 3rd place in Cardrona, New Zealand in 2013. Her best finishes in the overall Halfpipe World Cup Ranking are a 2nd place in the 2005/2006 season, a 5th place in the 2012/2013 season and the 4th place in the 2013/2014 season.[3]

She also has two other important silver medals: one from the Winter X Games XII in Aspen, CO in 2008, and the other one from the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO in 2011.

Half-pipe skiing made its Olympic debut at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where she reached the final and finished in eighth place.[4]

In 2015, January, after getting injured in World Champs 2009, 2011 and 2013,[5] she won the Bronze Medal at the FIS Feestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships in Kreischberg.[6] In February she participated at the "Russian Freestyle Games", competing in both slopestyle and halfpipe, reaching 5th place in slopestyle and winning the halfpipe competition.[7]

Mirjam Jäger retired from competition March 24, 2015.[8][9][10]

See also

Freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics Olympic rings without rims.svg

Appearances

During the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi Olympic rings without rims.svg, in the all countries parade of athletes, she was the first athlete to be framed by the cameras[11] (min 3:18).

Results

Winter Olympics Olympic rings without rims.svg

Mirjam Jaeger during 'first run' at 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Olympic rings without rims.svg
Date Edition Discipline Place
20 Feb 2014 Sochi,  Russia Halfpipe 8th

World Championships

Year Edition Discipline Place
2009 Inawashiro,  Japan Halfpipe 11th
2011 Deer Valley,  United States Halfpipe 7th
2013 Voss-Myrkdalen,  Norway Halfpipe 8th
2015 Kreischberg,  Austria Halfpipe 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Medal

Winter X Games

2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver Medal at Winter X Games 2008 in Aspen,  United States.[12]

Winter Dew Tour

2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver Medal at Winter Dew Tour 2011 in Breckenridge,  United States.[13]

Russian Freestyle Games

1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold Medal at Russian Freestyle Games 2015 in Miass,  Russia,[14] discipline Halfpipe.

Model

In her modeling career, after being subject to various advertising campaigns for sports equipments such as skis, boots, glasses, overalls etcetera, Mirjam was the cover girl of the German language edition of Maxim for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in February 2014,[15] and was also featured in the February 2014 issue of Maxim Thailand [16] as well as the March 2014 issue of Maxim Australia.[17]

She has also finished in 3rd place in the Maxim Hot 100 Switzerland list in 2013, being the only athlete finishing within the Top 20.[18]

Also for the years 2014 and 2015 (so for three consecutive years) she has been included in the Maxim Hot 100 Switzerland.[19][20]

Television

In the summer of 2014, she participated as a contestant on the TV series "Stable Wars Del Mar" (season 2) in the team along with Nanci Dahl and Karen Headley.[21] The TV series started to broadcast on Fox Sports San Diego on Monday, November 10, 2014.[22]

In June 2015 Mirjam debuted as a sports broadcaster for Blick.ch. She presented talk shows and sports events.[23] She also broadcast the election of the Olympic cities 2024 & 2028 for The Olympic Channel live from Lima, Peru in 2017 as well as the election of the Olympic city 2026 live from Lausanne, Switzerland in 2019.

She is also one of the two main characters in the Olympic Channels documentary "Running in North Korea" filmed in 2019.

Personal life

Mirjam Jaeger has one son (Louie Jaeger) born in February 2017 and is engaged to Rafael Beutl, Swiss Bachelor (TV show) of 2014 who is also the father.

Notes

  1. ^ In other languages than German that do not have the letter "ä" as part of the regular alphabet or in limited character sets such as US-ASCII, ä is frequently replaced with the two-letter combination "ae". For this reason, her last name, "Jäger", is also written as "Jaeger" by replacing the umlaut on the A with the letters AE.

References

  1. ^ "Dew Tour Athletes". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Snowboard results". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "World Cup Standings". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Freestyle Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Facebook pic". facebook.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships 2015". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Russian Freestyle Games 2015". Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Mirjam Jäger tritt zurück". Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Watson, Mirjam Jäger". Retrieved .
  10. ^ ""Time to say goodbye" - Instagram pic". Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Incredible Celebrations At The Sochi Closing Ceremony". youtube.com. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Mirjam Jaeger at Winter X Games". Archived from the original on 2015-02-23. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Winter Dew Tour 2011". Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Facebook pic". Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Sotschi-Olympionikin Mirjam Jäger ist neues Maxim-Covergirl". maxim-magazin.com. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Maxim Magazine, Thailand february 2014". Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Maxim Magazine, Australia march 2014". Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Maxim Schweiz - Hot 100 (2013)". Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Maxim Schweiz - Hot 100 (2014)". Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Maxim Schweiz - Hot 100 (2015)". Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Stable Wars: Del Mar 2014 - (TV series)". Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Stable Wars Del Mar (season 2)". Retrieved .
  23. ^ "Ringier Group". Retrieved .

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