Simon Ammann wants to carry on jumping until the Bejing Olympics

Author: Aga Pająk, Published:
Simon Ammann

Simon Ammann is one of the oldest ski jumpers in the World Cup. Last week he made his first jumps this summer and he’s still motivated to jump at least for one more year.


Simon Ammann made his World Cup debut over 20 years ago. Today he’s still very motivated to fight for the best results. “Ski jumping gives me a lot of happiness. I’m sure I can get back to the top. Jumps at hills are like icing on a cake. It’s way harder to train in the gym or to do the same exercises time after time that you just don’t want to.”

Ammann keeps jumping

A lot of people still keep asking the Olympic champion from Salt Lake City if he’s going to jump another season. Simon Ammann is still not thinking about a career end. “I’m happy with all the worlds of praise but when I go to a shop I don’t say to a cashier with 20 years of seniority to quit the job. Why should I do it?”

Olympic Games in Bejing

There are several goals which Ammann wants to achieve in the following two years – the Ski Flying World Championships in Planica in December, the World Championships in Oberstdorf in 2021 and the Olympic Games in Bejing are definitely on his list. “Bejing is a good goal for the end but I think that even when I’m 80 I’ll still have some thoughts to go back to the hill and jump”