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Born in Styria, he competed for the first time at a World Cup in Saalfelden on January 24th, 1993. Exactly 22 years later, he contested his last World Cup race in Sapporo. During the time in-between, he and his team won two gold and two bronze medals at the Olympic Games, he became World Champion twice and Vice World Champion three times. And as if that wasn’t enough, he also won twelve individual World Cups. Since spring 2018, he has held the position of Sports director for Ski Jumping and Nordic combined in the ÖSV. He lives with his wife Carina and their two sons in the Pitztal Valley in Tyrol.