Küttel in Oberstdorf, 2006
|Born||25 April 1979|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Personal best||222 m (728 ft)|
Planica, 18 March 2006
|World Cup career|
|Updated on 10 February 2016.|
Andreas Küttel (born 25 April 1979) is a Swiss former ski jumper who currently works in the field of sports science at the University of Southern Denmark.
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Küttel won five World Cup competitions from 2005 to 2007, and placed third in the overall World Cup in 2006. He won a gold medal in the individual large hill event at the 2009 Ski Jumping World Championships. Küttel also competed at three Winter Olympics, earning his best finish of fifth in the individual normal hill event in 2006.
The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is the world's highest level of ski jumping and the FIS Ski Flying World Cup as the subdivisional part of the competition. It was founded by Torbjørn Yggeseth for the 1979/80 season and organized by the International Ski Federation. Ladies began competing during the 2011/12 season.
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 took place 18 February – 1 March 2009 in Liberec, Czech Republic. This was the fourth time these championships were hosted either in the Czech Republic or in Czechoslovakia, having done so at Janské Lázně (1925) and Vysoké Tatry.
The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Turin 2006 or Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Piedmont, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time that Italy had hosted the Winter Olympic Games, the first being the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960 in Rome. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 Games in June 1999.
|1||2005/06||3 December 2005||Lysgårdsbakken HS134 (night)||LH|
|2||9 December 2005||Čerťák HS142||LH|
|3||7 March 2006||Puijo HS127 (night)||LH|
|4||2006/07||1 January 2007||Große Olympiaschanze HS125||LH|
|5||2007/08||23 December 2007||Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137||LH|
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