a.k.a. Manu


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Languages: German - English - French
Birth place: Furtwangen
Residence: Freiburg im Breisgau
Skis: Fischer
Occupation: Sports soldier
Education: A level
Hobbies: Sports - Computer - Skiing
Ski Club: SV Baiersbronn
National Coach: Hermann Weinbuch
  • Germany's Manuel Faisst is another one of the athletes who have Nordic Combined in their blood. In Faisst's case, his father has been a Nordic Combined athlete himself and worked as a coach at Faisst's home club of Baiersbronn. 4-year-old Manuel skied down the outrun of the 10-metre hill at Bergergrund and by 5 years, he had already made his first jumps.

    Soon, Faisst's ambitious personality came into play and he kept collecting medals and trophies in his younger years. In 2009, Faisst won at the European Youth Olympic Festical in Sczcyrk and the OPA Games at his home venue in Baiersbronn, as well as making his debut in the World Cup at Lillehammer. He achieved his first World Cup Top Ten result in 2011 at Ramsau am Dachstein with a career-best seventh rank. 

    In his most successful season so far (2012/13), Faisst dominated the Junior World Championships at Liberec, walking away with all possible gold medals in the two individual and one team event as well as getting started at university in Freiburg where Faisst is studying law.

    The winter of 2015/16 became somewhat of a breakthrough season into the elite level of the sport with Faißt earning his first World Cup podium rank in Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria as well as finishing just outside of the overall Top Ten with the final eleventh rank. The following season proved difficult at the start for Faißt but in the end he could look back on a third place in Sapporo Japan and a 13th place in the overall standings despite his difficulties.

Latest World Cup Results

1724519.03.2017Gundersen LH HS106/10.0 KSchonachGERWorld Cup19
1724115.03.2017Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 KTrondheimNORWorld Cup6
1723711.03.2017Gundersen LH HS134/10.0 KOsloNORWorld Cup9
1720911.02.2017Gundersen LH HS134/10.0 KSapporoJPNWorld Cup3
1720810.02.2017Gundersen LH HS134/10.0 KSapporoJPNWorld Cup15
1720305.02.2017Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 KPyeongChangKORWorld Cup5
1720204.02.2017Gundersen LH HS140/10.0 KPyeongChangKORWorld Cup6
1719629.01.2017Gundersen NH HS109/15.0 KSeefeldAUTWorld Cup19
1719528.01.2017Gundersen NH HS109/10.0 KSeefeldAUTWorld Cup12
1719427.01.2017Gundersen NH HS109/5.0 KmSeefeldAUTWorld Cup9
1718821.01.2017Gundersen LH HS118/10.0 KChaux-NeuveFRAWorld Cup19
1718215.01.2017Gundersen LH HS134/10.0 KVal di FiemmeITAWorld Cup33
1717508.01.2017Gundersen LH HS130/10.0 KLahtiFINWorld Cup13
1717407.01.2017Gundersen LH HS130/10.0 KLahtiFINWorld Cup27
1715317.12.2016Gundersen NH HS98/10.0 KmRamsauAUTWorld Cup16
1714004.12.2016Gundersen LH HS138/10.0 KLillehammerNORWorld Cup18
1713903.12.2016Gundersen NH HS100/10.0 KLillehammerNORWorld Cup10
1713327.11.2016Gundersen LH HS142/10.0 KRukaFINWorld Cup24

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