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Andreas Wellinger

Andreas Wellinger
By Eurosport

01/11/2017 at 09:50Updated 01/11/2017 at 10:50

Andreas Wellinger is the emerging star of German ski jumping.

  • Name - Andreas Wellinger
  • Date of Birth - 28/8/1995
  • Place of Birth - Ruhpolding, Germany
  • Sport/Discipline - Ski Jumping
  • Honours - Olympics: Gold x1, World Championships: Gold x1, Silver x2

Young German ski jumper Andreas Wellinger is already an Olympic champion thanks his team gold at the Sochi Games.

But Wellinger's excellent showing in the 2016/17 World Cup suggests he could challenge for individual honours four years on.

Wellinger was part of a gold-medal winning team at the Lahti World Championships and bagged a brace of silvers at the same 2017 event, while he finished fourth overall in the 2016/17 World Cup to continue his impressive development in the sport.

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