Sven Hannawald (born 9 November 1974) is a German former ski jumper who competed from 1992 to 2004. His career best achievement was winning the 2001–02 Four Hills Tournament and becoming the only ski jumper in history to win all four events in the same tournament. He also won four medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, as well as three medals each in the Winter Olympics and the Ski Flying World Championships. He currently plays football for Kreisliga club TSV Burgau and drives for Callaway Competition in the ADAC GT Masters.
Erlabrunn, Lower Saxony, Germany
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First ski-jumper to win all 4 of the competitions in the "Vier-Schanzen-Tournee"
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He was just seven years old when he completed his first ski course - who was born on 09.11.1974 in the Erzgebirge Erlabrunn Sven flew already own through the air, than other children just paper planes were flying. Although he began his career in sports first in the Nordic combined, but his strength was clearly in ski jumping. At twelve, Sven moved to the children's and youth sports school (KJS) in Klingenthal and coached at SC Dynamo Klingenthal. When the family moved in 1991 from the Erzgebirge Jettingen-Scheppach near Ulm, he transferred to Skiinternat Furtwangen in the Black Forest. After intermediate certificate and an apprenticeship as a communication electronics Sven committed in the army and trained to 2001 as a sports soldier in a sports promotion group of the Bundeswehr in Todtnau-Fahl.
Sven Hanna Wald writes sports history
With numerous successes in the World Cup of ski flying, as well as championships and Olympics Sven Hanna Forest reached the status of a "Skispringerlegende". Unforgettable is the 2001/2002 season in which he won all four competitions in the Four Hills Tournament - unmatched performance. >> Learn more
With all the success Sven Hanna forest is, however, always remained down to earth. Charm, humor and naturalness brought him to the sympathies of the audience. Expression of this popularity in the freestyle athlete of the year 2002.
A successful athletes like Sven burns for his passion - but like a candle that is kindled on two sides. In 2004 he ended his ski jumping career after a burnout. Today he won again. With power, motivation and joy of new life, he looks in a positive, no less dynamic, future.
Motorsport - Sven's new passion
Since 2005 Sven Hanna forest drives a car race. After all, a passionate sportsman like Sven will never be satisfied with what has been achieved. He seeks the challenge want, explore new frontiers, needs excitement and stimulation. In motor sport, he has found his new passion. >> Learn more
Condition structure, training, performance enhancement - Sven, a lot has made. He wants to go again and again on - but not too far. He learned from his career as a ski jumper and this experience he takes with his future career ambitions.
Football - The compensation
Its use as a striker at TSV Neuried is for Sven a recreational activity in which he can combine the benefits and relaxation: stamina, reaction and quickness to be practiced and stabilized, the game with the team is fun and strengthens the community experience.
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Furtwangen Ski Boarding School
Skier, racing car driver
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