Ski Jumping – Champions
International Ski Federation (ISF) is the governing body of ski jumping that organises international championships and tournaments all over the world. Apart from this, every country has their individual governing bodies that work under the guidance of (ISF) to ensure fair play in their countries.
Let us now take a look at the career highlights of some of the players who have created records and became champions of Ski Jumping.
Primoz Peterka is a Slovenian former ski jumper. He won fifteen World Cup events, two consecutive World Cup titles, one ski flying World Cup title and a Four Hills Tournament. He is regarded as one of Slovenia’s most successful sportsmen.
He is currently working as an assistant coach in the Slovenian women’s ski jumping team. He debuted in World Cup in 1996 and got eighth rank in Four Hills Tournament.
In 1996-97 season, he won the World Cup in individual events along with Four Hills Competition. He participated in 2002 Olympics and won a bronze medal.
Matti Nykänen is a Ski Jumper from Finland who has won five medals in Olympics which include four golds and one silver. He won nine medals in World Championships which include five golds, silver, and three bronzes.
He has also won 22 medals in Finnish Championships which include 13 golds. Besides these, he participated in FIS Ski Flying World Championships and won five medals in individual events which include one gold, one silver, and three bronzes.
Martin Schmidt is a German ski jumper born on 29th January 1978. He had excellent track record in Olympic Games, World championships. In Olympic Games, he had won two silver medals and one gold medal.
In FIS Nordic World Ski Championship, he bagged three silver medals, three bronze medals and four gold medals.
His personal best record until now is 224 m. He started his career when he was a schoolboy and won a bronze medal in 1997 FIS Nordic Ski Championships.
Roar Ljokelsoy is a ski jumper from Norway. He was born on 31st May 1978. He has excellent track record in Olympic Games and FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
In Olympic Games, he had won two bronze medals. In FIS Nordic World Ski Championships he bagged two silver and two bronze medals.
In FIS Ski Flying World Championship he won four gold medals. His personal best record until now is 230.5 m. He retired in 2010 after participating in Ski Flying World Championships.
Sarah Hendrickson is a competitor from US and was born on 1st August 1994. She made her World Cup debut in the year 2012 and till now she has made got 25 individual podiums and won 13 times.
Her medal chart shows one medal of gold that she had bagged till now in FIS Nordic World ski Championship.
Her individual best performance was achieving 148 m in skiing. Due to injury in her knee, she was unable to participate further.
Jacqueline Seifriedsberger is a competitor from Austria and was born on 20th January 1991. She made her world cup debut in the year 2012 and till now she has got 12 individual podiums.
Her medal chart shows one medal each of bronze and silver that she had bagged till now in FIS Nordic World Ski Championship.
She has also won a gold medal in FIS Junior World Championships in 2008. Her individual best performance was achieving 135 m in skiing.
Coline Mattel is a competitor from France and was born on 3rd November 1995. At the starting of her career she attained 18th position in Junior World Championships and fifth position in World Championship. She made her world cup debut in the year 2012 and till now she has won nine individual podiums.
Her medal chart shows one bronze medal each from 2014’s Olympic Games and 2011’s FIS Nordic World ski Championship. In 2010-2011 she bagged first position in Ladies Continental Cup.