Andreas Däscher (born 9 June 1927) is a ski jumping athlete from Switzerland, who is best known for developing the Daescher technique in the 1950s, which was the standard technique until the V-style was developed by Jan Boklöv in 1985. The Daescher technique superseded the Kongsberger technique developed by Jacob Tullin Thams and Sigmund Ruud (both from Norway) after World War I in Kongsberg.
Erich Windisch, a German Olympic ski jumper, who developed in 1949 a jumping technique in which the jumper's arms are slightly arched and pointing downward, is also credited along with Däscher of developing the revamped aerodynamic jumping style that was used in elite competition for over 30 years.
He was born in Davos.
- Andreas Daescher at the International Ski Federation
- Thomas Gmür: Andreas Däscher in Romansh, German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Olympic Ski Jumping History - ski jumping history
- Wallechinsky, David (1984). Ski Jump, 90-Meter Hill. The Complete Book of the Olympics. p. 621.
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