Roar Ljøkelsøy

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Roar Ljøkelsøy
Roar Ljøkelsøy 2005.jpg
Personal information
Full name Roar Ljøkelsøy
Born (1976-05-31) 31 May 1976 (age 38)
Orkdal, Norway
Professional information
Club Orkdal IL / Trønderhopp
Skis Fischer
Personal best 230.5 m (Planica)
World Cup
Seasons 1993-2010
Wins 11
Additional podiums 21
Total podiums 32
Updated on August 2007.

Roar Ljøkelsøy (born 31 May 1976, in Orkdal) is a Norwegian ski jumper. Ljøkelsøy's early career was not particularly brilliant. While considered almost flawless technically, he did not win an individual World Cup event until 25 January 2003, at age 26. However, he was very consistent at a high level in both 2003/2004 and 2004/2005 seasons, always finishing second in the World Cup table behind Finland's Janne Ahonen. In 2003/2004, he won 7 out of the last 11 World Cup competitions, finishing 10 points short of Ahonen. In addition to winning 11 individual and 3 team World Cup competitions, he became the individual ski-flying world champion in Planica in 2004. In the same event, Ljøkelsøy also won the team event with teammates Tommy Ingebrigtsen, Bjørn Einar Romøren and Sigurd Pettersen. At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2005, he won a silver medal in the individual large hill and a bronze medal in the team large hill. In 2006, Ljøkelsøy retained his ski-flying world championship in Kulm, Bad Mitterndorf, winning with over 20 points to the next competitor, despite being sick. The next day, he led the Norwegian team to another Ski-flying World Championship in the Team event, together with his teammates Tommy Ingebrigtsen, Bjørn Einar Romøren and Lars Bystøl. At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo, Ljøkelsøy won a silver in the team large hill and a bronze in the individual large hill.

Ljøkelsøy also won the ski jumping event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 2004.

His personal best ski jump is 230.5 metres (756 ft), achieved in Planica in March 2005.

In April 2004 his long-time girlfriend gave birth to Sokrates.

He retired in FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 2010 in Planica, and his last official jump was 193,5 m.

Honors[edit]

Olympics

World Championships

FIS Ski-Flying World Championships

  • Gold, Individual competition, Planica 2004
  • Gold, Team event, Planica 2004
  • Gold, Individual competition, Bad Mitterndorf 2006
  • Gold, Team event, Bad Mitterndorf 2006

Ski jumping World Cup
Over-all:
runner-up 2003/2004
runner-up 2004/2005

Single wins: 11

References[edit]