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Stefan Hula

Ski Jumping POL

Stefan Hula

Stefan Hula
  • Birth date 9/29/1986
  • Birthplace Bielsko-Biala
  • Residence Szczyrk
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/
  • Olympics 2006, 2010

Biography

  • Marital status
  • Married
  • Residence
  • Szczyrk, POL
  • Club / Team
  • KS Eve-nement Zakopane: Poland
  • Hobbies
  • Reading books, music, movies, video games. (Instagram profile, 06 Jan 2018)
  • Injuries
  • In 2011 he underwent knee surgery after injuring his meniscus in during the Grand Prix event in Szczyrk, Poland. (skokinews.com, 08 Dec 2015)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Winning a bronze medal in the team event at the 2018 Ski Flying World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany, and representing Poland at the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games. (przegladsportowy.pl, 21 Jan 2018; Eurosport, 05 Jan 2018)
  • Famous relatives
  • His father Stefan Hula represented Poland in Nordic combined. He won a bronze medal at the 1974 World Championships in Falun, Sweden. His older sister Magdalena has competed in luge. (skokinews.com, 08 Dec 2015)
  • Why this sport?
  • "My father was a coach, so he took me with him to the ski jumping hill. When he finished training classes with his group, he would let me jump."
  • Ambitions
  • To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Eurosport, 05 Jan 2018)
  • Name of coach
  • Stefan Horngacher [national], AUT
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He took up ski jumping in Bystra, Poland, as a boy and by age seven was jumping on a K17 hill.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete, Business Owner
  • Languages
  • English, German, Polish
  • Nicknames
  • Stefek. (Instagram profile, 06 Jan 2018)
  • Other information
  • SKI SUIT BUSINESS
    He and his wife run a company named 'Huligan's' which specialises in sewing ski jumping suits. The company was launched at the end of 2012/13 season and at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi the Poland national team competed in their suits. "Starting this business was a risky decision, because we didn't know if we would achieve success. We enjoy this work and we put our hearts into it. The most important thing for us is to do our best for the Poland national team." (Huligans.pl, 2018; Eurosport, 30 Nov 2017; skokinews.com, 08 Dec 2015)
  • Family
  • Wife Marcelina, two daughters
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