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Roman Schmidt
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Ph.D. student, research assistant
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Sport

Tennis

I started playing tennis earnestly 1994 when I was 17 years old. A tennis club in our neighbor village was founded (my family was co-founder) at this time. Before I played a couple of times just-for-fun during the summer because I was also playing in a football team occupying my whole free time. After quitting the football club I needed another passion and found Tennis. I started playing championships and in a league one year later. 1997 I changed my club and played from now on for Mistelbach, in a higher league and with better colleagues.
The summary below shows the clubs I have played for and the related leagues with the highest rankings. I also won a couple of more or less important tournaments (many more unimportant tournaments are not listed below).

Playing since
1994
Member of
TC Stade-Lausanne (2003-present)
TC Mistelbach (1997-2003)
TC Hohenruppersdorf (1994-2003)
Leagues
Swiss Tennis (2004-present)
NÖTV-NO (1998-2003)
Grenzland (1995-2003)
Highest Rankings
Swiss-Tennis: 2388 (2005)
NÖTV-NO: 14 (2001)
Grenzland: 8 (2002)
Tournaments (selection)
Won Grenzland-Championships (2001, Single, Gänserndorf)
Won Whitsun-Tournament (2000 & 2003, Single, Marchegg)
Won NÖTV Kreis NO Ranking-Tournament (2001, Single, Groß Enzersdorf)
Won TC Hohenruppersdorf-Championships (1996 & 1997 & 1998, Single, Hohenruppersdorf)
Won TC Hohenruppersdorf-Championships (1998 & 2000, Double, Hohenruppersdorf)
Finalist Grenzland-Championships (2000, Single, Gänserndorf)
Finalist Whitsun-Tournament (2001, Single, Marchegg)
Finalist Grenzland-Championships (2000 & 2002, Double, Dürnkrut)
Finalist TC Hohenruppersdorf-Championships (1995 & 1999, Single, Hohenruppersdorf)
Finalist TC Hohenruppersdorf-Championships (1999, Double, Hohenruppersdorf)
Semi-Finalist NÖTV Kreis NO Championships (2000, Single, Groß Enzersdorf)
Semi-Finalist NÖTV Kreis NO Championships (1999, Double, Bernhardsthal)
Semi-Finalist Whitsun-Tournament (2002, Single, Marchegg)
Semi-Finalist Grenzland-Championships (2001, Double, D¨rnkrut)
I am currently playing for TC Stade-Lausanne in the Swiss Tennis Interclubs. My current ranking and latest results can be found at Swiss Tennis.

Skiing

As I was born in "the skiing country" I am also quite good in skiing. Unfortunately my hometown in Austria was too far away from the mountains to go skiing regularly but I was skiing at least one week per year since I was 3 years old. Without taking any skiing lessons I was able to win some small and regional contests in my childhood, but really nothing special.
Currently I am discovering ski resorts outside Austria and I would like to go to many more in the future. France, Italy, USA, Canada, and of course Switzerland are on my list. A list of ski resorts I already were is given below.

Austria
Gastein (Bad Hofgastein, Bad Gastein, Dorfgastein, Sportgastein), Flachau, Flachau-Winkel / Kleinarl, Mittersill, Saalbach / Hinterglemm, Schladming / Reiteralm, Semmering (Hirschenkogel, Stuhleck/Spital), St. Johann in Tirol, Wagrain, Werfenweng, Zauchensee, Zell am See
France
Chamonix (Argentière), Portes du Soleil (Avoriaz, Les Gets, Morzine)
Switzerland
Cran Montana, Grindelwald, Gstaad, Les Diablerets, Nendaz, Portes du Soleil (Champéry, Champoussin, Les Crosets), Saas-Fee, Verbier, Veysonnaz, Villars-Gryon, Wengen, Zermatt

Running

I started to practice a bit for half-marathons or once for a marathon. So far, I participated in the following events:

  Absolute Time Net Category Category Category  
Year Event Location Position Participants Time Deficit Time Name Position Participants Results
2007 Half-Marathon Lausanne 1530 2268 1:53.34,5 42.39,9 1:52.07 Men 1968-77 530 752 Datasport
2006 Half-Marathon Lausanne 728 2320 1:44.08,0 32.41,4 1:43.35,1 Men 1977-86 168 265 Datasport
2006 20km Lausanne 1062 1782 1:47.19,2 43.42,6 1:45.21,4 Men 1977-86 168 265 Datasport
2005 Half-Marathon Lausanne 1123 2328 1:46.29,0 39.31,2 1:44.50 Men 1975-90 232 404 Datasport
2005 20km Lausanne 1346 1786 1:47.02,3 45.21,0 1:43.19 Men 1966-88 711 905 Datasport
2004 Half-Marathon Lausanne 1259 2241 1:48.28,4 43.36,6   Men 1975-90 232 390 Datasport

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Last updated: 7 August 2007
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