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Ski Jumping

SKI JUMPING Ski jumping belongs to the nordic type of competitive skiing. The sport involves skiers going down a take-off ramp, jumping and attempt to land as far as possible down the hill below. In addition to the length of the jump, judges give points for style. It is popular in Finland, Norway, Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Japan. Ski jumping as a sport originated in Norway Olaf Rye, a Norwegian lieutenant, was the first known ski jumper. 6. In 1809, he launched himself 9.5 metres in the air in front of an audience of other soldiers. By 1862, ski jumpers were tackling much larger jumps and traveling longer. Tysil The first recorded public competition were held at Trysil, Norway, on 22 January 1862. The ski jump is divided into four separate sections In each part the athlete is required to pay attention to and practice a particular technique in order to maximise the outcome of ultimate length and style marks. IN RUN FLIGHT LANDING TAKE OFF Using the modern V-technique, pioneered by Jan Boklöv of Sweden in 1985, world-class skiers are able to exceed the distance of the take-off hill by about 10%. The world record Johan Remen Evensen is a former Norwegian ski jumper from Molde. He currently holds the world record for longest ski jump. uvex 246.5 metres (809 ft) (115km/h on landing) Top 5 longest ski jumps 246.5 (809ft) Johan Remen Evensen - Norweigian ( 2011) 243.0 (797ft ) Johan Remen Evensen - Norweigian ( 2011) 239.0 (784ft) Bjørn Einar Romøren - Norweigian ( 2005) 235.5 (773ft) Matti Hautamäki - Finnish ( 2005) 234.5 (769ft) Bjørn Einar Romøren - Norweigian ( 2005) The biggest ski jump in the world Vikersundbakken, at Vikersund in Modum, Norway, is the largest ski flying hill in the world. It has a hill size of HS225 meters and K-Point of K-195, making it 10 metres bigger than other ski flying hills. Vikersund Top 5 biggest ski jumps Place Hill Name HS (m) Vikersund Vikersundbakken HS 225 Planica Letalnica Bratov Gorišek HS 215 Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer Schanze HS 213 Harrachov Čerťák HS 205 Bad Mitterndorf Kulm Skiflugschanze HS 200 Data Source: Peter Scarks Design 21st Century Creative Team

Ski Jumping

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Ahead of the Ski Jumping competition at the Winter Olympics, which starts tomorrow, we have designed and infographic that celebrates this this extra-ordinary sport.


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