Bjørn Einar Romøren

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Bjørn Einar Romøren
Bjørn Einar Romøren (2011).jpg
Romøren in 2011
Personal information
Born (1981-04-01) 1 April 1981 (age 33)
Oslo, Norway
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Professional information
Club Hosle IL
Skis Fischer
Personal best 239 m (Planica 2005)
World Cup
Seasons 2001–
Wins 8
Additional podiums 14
Total podiums 22
Updated on
1 April 2013.

Bjørn Einar Romøren (born 1 April 1981) is a Norwegian ski jumper representing Øvrevoll Hosle IL in Bærum.

Romøren achieved his first World Cup victory at 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 at 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, Planica; 2006, Kulm), one silver (2010, Planica) and a bronze (2008, Oberstdorf).

On 20 March 2005 at the Planica ski flying hill, Romøren set the world record for the sport's longest jump with a distance of 234.5 meters, 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 at Vikersund), but his 239 m jump remains the hill record at Planica as of 2013.

References[edit]

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

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