|Full name||Anette Sagen|
10 January 1985 |
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Club||Helfjell UL Skigruppe|
|Personal best||174 m (Vikersund 2004)|
|Seasons||2012 – present|
|Wins||1 (+1 Mix)|
|Additional podiums||4 (+1 Mix)|
|Total podiums||5 (+2 Mix)|
|Updated on 15 January 2015.|
She is 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 K-185 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||2012-13||6 Jan 2012||Schonach||Langenwaldschanze HS 106||NH|
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