Thomas Zangerl

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Thomas Zangerl (born 10 June 1983 in Kufstein) [1] is an Austrian freestyle skier who specializes in the ski cross discipline.

Kufstein Place in Tyrol, Austria

Kufstein is a town in the Austrian state of Tyrol, the administrative seat of Kufstein District. With a population of about 18,400, it is the second largest Tyrolean town after the state capital Innsbruck. The greatest landmark is Kufstein Fortress, first mentioned in the 13th century.

Austria Federal republic in Central Europe

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country of nearly 9 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi). The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Freestyle skiing is a skiing discipline comprising aerials, moguls, cross, half-pipe and slopestyle as part of the Winter Olympics. It can consist of a skier performing aerial flips and spins, and can include skiers sliding rails and boxes on their skis. It is also commonly referred to as freeskiing, jibbing, as well as many other names around the world.

He made his World Cup debut in March 2003 in Les Contamines, but was disqualified. His first valid World Cup result was a thirteenth place in Saas-Fee in November the same year. He proceeded to perform consistently in the range of 20th–30th, except for an eight place in Naeba in February. Then, until 2007 he only raced once in the World Cup, with a ninth place in Kreischberg in January 2006. The 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons were mediocre, but in January 2009 he finished fourth in two races. [2]

Saas-Fee Place in Valais, Switzerland

Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The villages in its neighborhood are Saas-Almagell, Saas-Grund and Saas-Balen.

Kreischberg mountain

Kreischberg is an Austrian ski resort in Styria, Austria.

He represents the sports club WSV Walchsee. [2]

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Thomas Zangerl". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. 1 2 Thomas Zangerl at the International Ski Federation Retrieved on 1 February 2009.