Andreas Felder

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Andreas Felder Ski jumping pictogram white.svg
Personal information
Full name Andreas Felder
Born (1962-03-06) 6 March 1962 (age 52)
Austria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Professional information
Club Heeressportverein Absam
Personal best 191 m (2x)
(Kulm 86, Planica 87)
World Cup
Seasons 1980-1992
Wins 25 (+2 Team)
Additional podiums 24
Total podiums 49 (+2 Team)

Andreas Felder (born 6 March 1962 in Hall, (Tyrol) is an Austrian ski jumper who competed in the 1980s and early 1990s. He dominated ski jumping together with Jens Weißflog and Matti Nykänen. He finished in the top three overall six times in the World Cup, including a No. 1 ranking in the 1990/91 season. He won his first international championship medal at the 1982 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo with a silver medal in the team large hill competition.

His big breakthrough came in the 1984/85 season. In December that year he won the World cup competition in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He won six competitions in that season, but ended in 2nd place overall behind Matti Nykänen. At the 1985 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, he won silver medals both in the individual normal hill and the team large hill. He won the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 1986 in Bad Mitterndorf, the 1987 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf with gold in the individual large hill and bronze in the team large hill events. In the 1990/91 season, Felder won his only Overall World Cup title and also won the team large hill gold medal at the 1991 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. He also won a silver medal in the team large hill at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. Felder finished his career with victory on 29 March 1992 when he won the Ski-flying World cup competition in Planica, Slovenia.

Felder also won the ski jumping competition at the 1987 Holmenkollen ski festival.

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Awards
Preceded by
Michael Hadschieff
Austrian Sportsman of the year
1987
Succeeded by
Peter Seisenbacher