Bjørn Einar Romøren

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Bjørn Einar Romøren
Björn Einar Romören NOR.JPG
Country Norway Norway
Full name Bjørn Einar Romøren
Born (1981-04-01) 1 April 1981 (age 34)
Oslo, Norway
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Personal best 239 m (784 ft)
Planica, 20 Mar 2005
World Cup career
Seasons 20012012
2014
Individual wins 8
Team wins 7
Indv. podiums 22
Team podiums 17
Updated on 30 Mar 2015.

Bjørn Einar Romøren (born 1 April 1981) is a Norwegian former ski jumper who competed from 2001 to 2014, representing Øvrevoll Hosle IL in Bærum.

Career[edit]

Romøren achieved his first World Cup victory in Bischofshofen during the 2002–03 Four Hills Tournament. He later won several more World Cup competitions as well as two World Championship bronze medals in the team large hill event in Val di Fiemme (2003) and Oberstdorf (2005). At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Pragelato, Romøren won a bronze medal in the team large hill event. He also has four medals in the team event at the Ski Flying World Championships with two golds (2004 in Planica; 2006 in Kulm), one silver (2010 in Planica) and a bronze (2008 in Oberstdorf).

On 20 March 2005 in Planica, Romøren set the world record for the sport's longest jump with a distance of 234.5 metres which he later improved to 239 m on the same day.[1] This record stood until 11 February 2011 (during which countryman Johan Remen Evensen jumped 243 m in Vikersund), but his 239 m jump remained the hill record at Planica until 20 March 2015, exactly a decade to the day.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall SF 4H NT
2000–01 38
2001–02 N/A 61
2002–03 14 N/A 19 27
2003–04 3rd N/A 13 2nd
2004–05 14 N/A 44 9
2005–06 6 N/A 7 7
2006–07 29 N/A 31
2007–08 11 N/A 19 11
2008–09 34 26 67
2009–10 9 20 17 35
2010–11 17 14 14 N/A
2011–12 32 15 40 N/A
2013–14 74 N/A

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 2002-03 6 Jan 2003 Austria Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K-120 LH
2 2003-04 7 Mar 2004 Finland Lahti Salpausselkä K-116 LH
3 10 Mar 2004 Finland Kuopio Puijo K-120 (night) LH
4 2004–05 20 Mar 2005 Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 215 FH
5 2005–06 21 Jan 2006 Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama HS 134 (night) LH
6 18 Mar 2006 Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 215 FH
7 2007-08 17 Feb 2008 Germany Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze HS 145 LH
8 2009-10 28 Nov 2009 Finland Kuusamo Rukatunturi HS 142 (night) LH

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flights over 220 m". planica.si. Retrieved 2013-04-01.

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Tommy Ingebrigtsen
World's longest ski jump
20 March 2005 – 20 March 2005
Succeeded by
Matti Hautamäki
Preceded by
Matti Hautamäki
World's longest ski jump
20 March 2005 – 11 February 2011
Succeeded by
Johan Remen Evensen