Olympic Champion Simon Ammann Visits Maldives

Maldives Promotion House – The Swiss ski jumper and double Olympic Champion of both 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics, Simon Ammann was recently in Maldives for his holiday. Ammann who was born in Grabs, Switzerland, stayed at Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa.

He made his debut as a 16-year-old unknown during the 1997–1998 Ski jumping World Cup season. Ammann qualified for the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, where he finished 35th. In March 2010 Ammann became the overall winner of 2009 and 2010 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, winning all four events at the Nordic Tournament and nine World Cup events in one season overall. He finished the season by becoming the ski flying World Champion in Planica on the largest hill in the world. His 236.5 m fourth round jump was the longest jump of the event and then the second longest jump in history.

Ammann has been a student of information technology and electrical engineering at ETH Zurich since 2006. Ammann currently lives in Schindellegi, Switzerland.

Set in 52 acres of white beach and abundant tropical vegetation, Hilton Maldives is discreetly tucked within the unspoilt Noonu Atoll, north of Maldives. Reachable by a 55 minute seaplane transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, the resort offers 221 villas and features four restaurants, three bars and a superb over-water wine cellar.

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