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Name: Alissa Johnson
Birth Date: May 28th, 1987
Height / Weight: 168 cm / 120 lbs
Hometown: Park City, UT

 

Facts & Figures

... private life:

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attended and medaled in Junior Olympics as a swimmer before she decided to focus on jumping

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... ski jumping:

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started jumping at the age of 5

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won nine Junior Olympic medals in both swimming and ski jumping

 

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Winter 2001/2002: her first National Championships in Steamboat Springs, ended up in 4th place on both hills

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Summer 2002: first trip to Europe, competing in the FIS Ladies Grand Prix

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Winter 2003: finished 2nd at her second National Championships and just one week after a bad crash home in Park City

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February 2003: 3 top 10 finishes in the FIS Ladies Grand Prix, 1st place in a team competition in Austria

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Summer 2003: a horrible crash in Park City forces Alissa, who ends up with torn ligaments and knee surgery, to stop training for several months, the winter season seems to be finished before it had actually started

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January 2004: she's back at the hills, training and jumping

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February 2004: 4 Ladies Grand Prix events in Germany and Austria with an 18th rank in Saalfelden/AUT

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Summer 2004: competes in the FIS Ladies Summer Grand Prix in Europe, 7th overall in the end

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January 2005: two 3rd ranks in Lake Placid, NY, Super Tour

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Alissa about . . .

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her brother: "I have annoying little brother, Anders. I guess you have ALL heard about him!"

 

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future ambitions (in 2002): "I'd like to improve my ski jumping in future. I'd also like to be a higher level of competition and would like to see women's ski jumping get the support it needs. It's going to happen!"

 

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