Six-time world champion
Forty-three podium finishes in the World Cup
Second place overall ranking World Cup, Four Hills Tournament & Ski Jumping World Cup
Profession: Federal police officer
Club: TSV Siegsdorf
Hobbies: Climbing, mountain hiking and ski touring, golf, tennis, playing the card game Schafkopf
Role model: Muhammad Ali. He was an inspiring character. I have always been impressed by his outlook and his achievements.
What's important to me: Family, friends and home are very important to me. My home is my retreat, which offers me a safe and secure place to stay.
Family, friends and home are very important to me. My home is my retreat, which offers me a safe and secure place to stay.
At the age of seven, Markus develops an interest in ski jumping and begins training at TSV Siegsdorf. In 2011, he joins the DSV Continental Cup team, becoming a permanent member of the World Cup team beginning in 2013/14. In 2017, Markus wins the bronze medal in individual and becomes world champion in mixed team competition at the World Cup in Lahti. Two years later, Markus becomes triple world champion at the World Cup in Seefeld and achieves his first World Cup victory in ski flying in Planica. In the 2020/21 season, Markus starts as a “high-flyer”; on the first two World Cup weekends he takes first and second, respectively. At the highlight of the season, the World Championships in Oberstdorf, he wins gold medals number five and six in the men's team event and with the mixed team.