Skiing jumper who won a sterling silver and a bronze medal on the 2002 Olympics, and two silvers on the 2010 Olympics. He started his profession in 1995. He gained four Globe Championships in his profession: one each in 2001 and 2007, and two in 2003. He wedded Izabella Polok in 1997, and acquired his first kid with her afterwards that season. He retired with four specific World Cup game titles, tying Matti Nykanen for a global record.