David Siegel - Ski Jumping
Two-time junior world champion
Two-time German champion
1 World Cup win
Federal police officer
Board games and game nights with friends, playing soccer and volleyball
- Role model
My sports role model is Andreas Wellinger. Some people in our community are role models for me with regard to my faith in God.
- What's important to me
Having a living relationship with my faith in Jesus Christ. Studying the Bible and exchanging views with other Christians. Because this gives me direction, support, confidence and security, and it helps me to realize again and again that sports are not everything in life.
This is a very nice, generous partnership. It places great emphasis on trust and farsightedness. [...] I enjoy seeing how our partnership and connection are getting closer and stronger. [...]
David discovers ski jumping at the age of five and starts training with SV Baiersbronn. 2014 marks his debut in the Continental Cup. In 2016 he wins gold in individual and team events at the Junior World Cup in Rasnov. This is followed by his World Cup debut at the New Year's ski jumping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where he finishes 16th. In the 2017/18 season David mainly competes in the Continental Cup but is able to jump in the World Cup again the following season. In 2019 he celebrates his first World Cup victory, and in the team jumping competition in Zakopane he lands at the top of the podium alongside the German team. In the following individual jump competition he is seriously injured and is not able to compete again until the summer of 2020.
Successful start: World Cup debut and two-time junior world champion
David claims his first victory in the Continental Cup in Rovaniemi. A short time later, he makes his World Cup debut in the New Year’s jumping event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and comes in at 16th place. At the 2016 Junior World Championships in Râșnov, he wins the gold medal in the team competition and in individual as well as the bronze medal in the mixed team competition.
Participation in the Four Hills Tournament
David becomes German champion in individual at the 2016 German Championships in Oberhof. Having competed in his first Four Hills Tournament in 2016, he’s nominated by Werner Schuster for the 2017 Four Hills Tournament as well – unfortunately, without much success.
Competitions in the World Cup and Continental Cup
This season, David competes in several of the World Cup events and in multiple jumps in the Continental Cup, making it to the top of the podium four times.
First World Cup victory
This season, David is part of the World Cup team from the very beginning. He wins his first competition with the German team in the World Cup in Zakopane. However, he takes a fall in the second run in the individual competition and tears a cruciate ligament, ending his season early.
Due to his fall in the previous season, David cannot compete this season.
The rocky road back
After his cruciate ligament rupture and the associated break, David initially competes sporadically in the World Cup in the season 2020/21 and also takes part in the German stops of the Four Hills Tournament. After that, he jumps mainly in the Continental and FIS Cup, where he can achieve four top-10 finishes. Also in the following season 2021/22 David spends most of his time in the Continental and FIS Cup and wins two jumping events and gets another podium place. Furthermore, he takes part in two World Cup jumping events.