Anette Sagen

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Anette Sagen
Anette Sagen Hinterzarten2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Anette Sagen
Born (1985-01-10) 10 January 1985 (age 29)
Mosjøen, Nordland, Norway
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Professional information
Club Helfjell UL Skigruppe
Skis Fischer
World Cup
Seasons 2012–
Wins 1
Additional podiums 6
Total podiums 7
Updated on 3 February 2013.

Anette Sagen (born 10 January 1985 in Mosjøen) is a Norwegian ski jumper from Mosjøen, and one of the best female jumpers of all time. She received a lot of media attention in 2004, when she was denied the opportunity to jump K185 in Vikersund, in spite of her good results. The struggle was over whether the quality of female ski jumpers was high enough to allow women to jump in these venues. Torbjørn Yggeseth, the chairman of the ski jump committee of the International Ski Federation, was Sagen’s main opponent. The debate soon developed into a struggle over women’s rights in the world of sports.

Competing since 2003, Sagen won the women's ski jumping event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 2004 and 2005, the last two years the event was held. She also has forty additional victories as of 2009.

On 20 February 2009 Sagen won the bronze medal in the first ever World Championship ski jumping competition for women.[1]

After a plebiscite and the decision by the city council in Oslo, Sagen received the honour of being the second ski jumper in the new Holmenkollen.

World Cup[edit]


No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 2012-13 6 Jan 2012 Germany Schonach Langenwaldschanze HS 106 NH


Continental Cup[edit]

FIS Nordic World Ski Championship[edit]

  • 2009: Bronze medal - individual normal hill[1]

FIS Ladies Grand Prix[edit]