Capital: € 1 million
Age: 27
Born: February 11, 1993
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: Ski jumper
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Karl Geiger was born on February 11, 1993 in Oberstdorf. Karl completed a degree in energy and environmental technology at the university in Kempten. He successfully completed this at the end of 2019. 2012/2013 was the season in which he made his World Cup debut. In February 2016, he was on the podium for the first time in his career. With his team, he won the silver medal at the Nations Cup in 2018 at the Olympic Winter Games. The 1.83 meter ski jumper weighs just 64 kilograms, is mostly friendly and smiles. The original Bavarian has his firm roots in the hometown of Oberstdorf. With his girlfriend Franziska, he lives in his own apartment in his parents’ house. Together they have a daughter. Karl has a nickname in the World Cup circus. Because of his technical analysis in team meetings, which sometimes get out of hand, he is also called the “engineer”.

Early life

The successful ski jumper started his career on the stove bench, says his mother Ramona. At the age of four he jumped off the stove bench with a friend. Karl Geiger made his first hop on skis at the age of 5, after all he managed seven meters at the time. His great role model is Martin Schmitt, the former ski jumping star. During his successes in 1998 and 20,000, Karl stood on the hill as a spectator. Up to the age of twelve, Karl was a ski jumper and Nordic combined athlete. Karl has two siblings, his older sister Verena and his younger sister Lucia. His parents are in every competition and keep their fingers crossed. As a nature boy, he is not only enthusiastic about ski jumping, paragliding, mountain hiking and mountain biking are among his hobbies.


Like many children, Karl Geiger started skiing early in the region around Oberstdorf. His parents’ apartment was not far from the ski flying and ski jumping hill. The ambitious Karl drew attention to himself at a young age, but also had to cope with some setbacks. In 2014 he was transferred from the A team to the B squad. He had to compete in the second-class Continental Cup while his team colleagues took part in the Olympics in Sochi and returned with the gold medal. Geiger slowly but steadily increased. In 2018 he and his team won silver in Pyeonchang. In December of the same year he won his first World Cup victory in Engelberg. Another followed in February 2019 while jumping in Willingen. The world champion title followed a little later with his team in Seefeld. Geiger worked on his technology and can rely on its constancy even under pressure.

Career highlights

Karl Geiger’s greatest successes were the silver medal with his team at the 2018 Olympic Games. He also won the gold medal 2019 twice, 1 x gold team and 1 x mixed team, and the silver medal in 2019. WM won his team the bronze medal.

His best World Cup positions were each
1st place – Team Lahti 2018
1st place single in Engelberg 2019
1st place single in Willingen 2019
1st place – Team Zakopane 2019
1st place in the individual Val di Fiemme 2022

Karl Geiger’s World Cup record shows
3 times 1st place
5 times 2nd place

This results in 10th place in the overall ranking.

Amazing facts that not everyone knows

Geiger graduated from high school with a bachelor’s degree in environmental and energy technology from the Kempten University of Applied Sciences. The topic: “efficient use of energy in grooming and ice vehicles”.

In 2018, Federal President Steinmeier presented him with the silver laurel leaf for the team’s success at the Olympic Games.

His best friend is the ski jumper Eisenbichler, he shares a double room with Karl on business trips. The two are “like ying and yang”.

Karl Geiger is not only a good pilot on skis, one of his hobbies is high – he loves paragliding in Lanzarote or Australia.


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