Julian Schmid - Nordic Combined
Silver at the Olympic Games
One World Cup podium
Two-time junior world champion
Armed forces athlete
I love going to the mountains and enjoying the peace and quiet of nature. I also spend a lot of time with my friends, who I don’t see very often in winter. I really appreciate that we don’t only talk about sports when we get together.
- Role model
When it comes to sports, definitely Eric Frenzel. I really admire how he always manages to deliver precise top performance. From a human point of view, he has stayed grounded despite his successes, and I can learn a number of things from him. Also Rafael Nadal. I admire his fierce determination and the energy he brings to every match..
I am very proud to have a cooperative partner like Viessmann at my side. Especially since they’ve been supporting me since my early years, when I was on the junior team. [...]
Julian has been on cross-country skis since early childhood. At the age of seven, he is invited to take part in ski jumping trial training and has remained true to the combination ever since. Through the DSV Schülercup, Deutschlandpokal and Alpencup, Julian continuously advances to higher competition classes. In 2018, he wins his first international medal at the Junior World Cup in Kandersteg – silver with the team. In 2017, he competes in the Continental Cup for the first time. At the 2019 Junior World Cup in Lahti, he wins gold twice – in sprint and with the team. In the same season he makes his World Cup debut. The 2021/22 season will be the most successful to date in Julian's still young career. In addition to his first podium finish in the World Cup, he takes part in the Olympic Games in Beijing and wins the silver medal in the team competition there.
First successes: vice junior world champion
Julian wins the silver medal in the team competition at the 2018 Junior World Championships in Kandersteg.
World Cup debut and two-time junior world champion
He makes his World Cup debut in Otepää and finishes 26th. Julian wins the gold medal in both the individual and team competitions at the 2019 Junior World Championships in Lahti. He also wins the silver medal in the second individual competition.
A spot in the World Cup
Julian wins the bronze medal in the team competition at the German Championships in Klingenthal. As a current junior world champion, Julian is nominated for the World Cup season opening in Ruka. While he doesn’t quite make it into the points ranking, he does end up among the top 20 several times. With continued exceptional performance in Lillehammer, he secures his position on the World Cup team and finishes the season in 32nd place in the overall ranking.
Best career World Cup finish
Julian is also mostly competing in the World Cup this season. At the home World Cup of Klingenthal, he records his best placing so far in his still young career with 13th place. At the end of the season Julian ends up in 30th place in the overall World Cup.
First podium in the World Cup and Olympic silver in the team
This season will be Julian's most successful in the World Cup so far. In addition to several top-10 finishes, he is able to secure a podium place for the first time in his career at the World Cup in Otepää. To crown an excellent season, Julian is allowed to participate in the Olympic Games in Beijing, where he wins the silver medal with the team. In the overall World Cup, he ends up in a strong twelfth place.