Tommy Ford (skier)

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Tommy Ford
Alpine skier
Disciplines Giant slalom, Super-G
Club Mount Bachelor Ski
Education Foundation
Born (1989-03-20) March 20, 1989 (age 31)
Bend, Oregon, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
World Cup debutOctober 25, 2009 (age 20)
Website onionsontop.tumblr.com
Olympics
Teams2 – (2010, 2018)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams4 – (2011, 20152019)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons11 – (20102013, 20152021)
Wins1 – (1 GS)
Podiums3 – (3 GS)
Overall titles0 – (22nd in 2020)
Discipline titles0 – (5th in GS, 2020)

Tommy Ford (born March 20, 1989) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States. He specializes in giant slalom and super-G; his best World Cup result to date is a first place finish at a giant slalom event in December of 2019. He has represented the US in two Winter Olympics and four World Championships.

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Born and raised in Bend, Oregon, Ford was on skis at age two, as both his parents were racers and coaches. He skied and raced at nearby Mount Bachelor and later attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and has won eight titles at the U.S. Alpine Championships. [1]

During the 2013 season, Ford fractured his right femur in mid-January while free skiing in La Clusaz, France. Following surgery in Annecy, he returned to the U.S. and missed over two years, including the 2013 World Championships and 2014 Winter Olympics. [2] [3] During the 2017 season, Ford had five top-20 finishes in giant slalom and was 25th in the season standings.

Ford attained his first career World Cup top-ten finish in December 2017, a tenth-place finish in giant slalom in Beaver Creek, Colorado. At the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, he was twentieth in the giant slalom at Yongpyong. Ford scored two more top-tens in March with a ninth at Kranjska Gora and an eighth at the World Cup finals at Åre, and was 17th in the giant slalom standings for the 2018 season.

During the 2019 season, Ford had four top-ten finishes in giant slaloms and was tenth in the GS season standings.

Ford began the 2020 season with his strongest finish to date, with a fourth in the opening GS at Sölden, Austria. Several weeks later, he earned his first World Cup podium with a win in the giant slalom at Beaver Creek in December 2019. [4]

World Cup results

Season standings

SeasonAgeOverallSlalomGiant
slalom
Super GDownhillCombinedParallel
2010 2011635
2011 211084137
2012 22742846
2013 2313649
2014 24injured: did not compete
2015 2511836
2016 261093956
2017 278225
2018 285817
2019 294110
2020 3022512
   2021^31325
Standings through 26 February 2021
^ Season-ending injuries on 9 January 2021

Race podiums

SeasonDateLocationDisciplinePlace
2020 8 Dec 2019 Flag of the United States.svg Beaver Creek, United States Giant slalom 1st
22 Feb 2020 Flag of Japan.svg Yuzawa Naeba, JapanGiant slalom3rd
2021 7 Dec 2020 Flag of Italy.svg Santa Caterina, ItalyGiant slalom2nd

World Championship results

  Year   Age  Slalom  Giant 
 slalom 
Super-GDownhillCombined
2011 21 DNF2 14
2013 23injured: did not compete
2015 25 19
2017 27 DNF1
2019 29 12
2021 31injured: did not compete

Olympic results Olympic rings.svg

  Year   Age  Slalom  Giant 
 slalom 
Super-GDownhillCombined
2010 20 26
2014 24injured: did not compete
2018 28 20

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References

  1. "Ford, Staples win combined titles". U.S. Ski Team. March 30, 2012. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  2. "Tommy Ford fractures femur in France". Ski Racing.com. January 16, 2013.
  3. "Ford out with fractured femur". U.S. Ski Team. January 16, 2013.
  4. "Tommy Ford ends US men's World Cup drought at Beaver Creek". NBC Sports. December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.