Žiga Mandl

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Žiga Mandl Ski jumping
nation SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia
birthday January 13, 1990
society SSK Costella Ilirija
National squad since 2006
Pers. Best 192 m ( Planica 2012)
status active
Medal table
Universiade medals 0 × gold 1 × silver 2 × bronze
Logo of the FISU Winter Universiade
silver 2011 Erzurum team
bronze 2011 Erzurum Single NH
bronze 2011 Erzurum Single LH
Ski Jumping Continental Cup (COC)
 Podium placements 1. 2. 3.
 Single jump 0 1 2
last change: June 15, 2013

Žiga Mandl (born January 13, 1990 ) is a Slovenian ski jumper .


Mandl made his international debut as part of the FIS Cup on January 21, 2006 in his home town of Ljubno . In the first competition he just missed the podium in fourth place. Also in the second competition he convinced in seventh place. Despite this success, it was two years before his next competition at international level until January 2008, where he was successful in Eisenerz as ninth in the FIS Cup. At the two following FIS competitions in Hinterzarten , he also landed in the top twenty.

From September 2009 Mandl started firmly in the Ski Jumping Alpine Cup , but was only able to jump in fifth place in Seefeld in Tyrol in December. A week later he made his debut in the Ski Jumping Continental Cup in Engelberg . Right away he celebrated his first point win as 28th. In January he switched back to the FIS Cup for two competitions in Harrachov before he reached his first Continental Cup podium in Kranj in third place.

At the Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in 2009 in Štrbské Pleso , Mandl reached 18th place in individual jumping and fifth with the team in team jumping. He finished the season after a 27th and a 35th place in Wisła as 65th in the Continental Cup overall ranking.

After switching back to the Alpine Cup in summer 2009, it was not until the end of January 2010 in Iron Mountain that he celebrated his comeback in the Continental Cup. With rank 18 he was able to jump back into the top twenty straight away. However, Mandl could not place himself in the front of the field. So he switched to the Alpine Cup again in February before winning his first competition in this series in the FIS Cup in Szczyrk shortly afterwards .

At the following Winter Universiade 2011 in Erzurum , Mandl won not only bronze on the normal and large hill but also the silver medal with the team. Two weeks later, Mandl started again in the Continental Cup and won points in three of four competitions. He finished the season in 83rd place overall.

After a mixed summer 2011, he started the 2011/12 season cautiously with a 35th place in Rovaniemi . In Almaty , however, he already convinced with an eighth place in the third competition before he achieved his best individual result to date with second place in the second competition. Before he climbed the podium again as third in Oslo in February 2012, he achieved points in almost all competitions and often placed among the top ten. After he achieved two fourth places in Predazzo and a fifth place in Kuopio at the end of the season, he managed to achieve third place in the overall standings.

Due to his success in the Continental Cup, he received a starting place in the qualification group for ski flying as part of the Ski Jumping World Cup in March 2012, but narrowly missed the competition when he was 37. In the 2012/13 season , he could not build on his successes from the previous season. After he clearly missed the points at the start in Lillehammer , he managed to win points again in Tchaikovsky with 22nd place. Until January 2013, Mandl did not achieve a top 10 placement. In Titisee-Neustadt he achieved a place among the top ten for the first time with seventh place. At the end of the season he repeated this placement one more time in Liberec . He finished the season as 34th overall.


Continental Cup placements

season space Points
2008/09 065. 083
2009/10 099 025th
2010/11 083. 042
2011/12 004th 684
2012/13 034. 308

FIS Cup placements

season space Points
2005/06 058. 086
2007/08 171. 051
2008/09 092. 055
2009/10 245. 002
2010/11 005. 308
2011/12 176. 022nd
2012/13 087. 061

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