Ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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Ski jumping
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
Ski jumping pictogram.svg
Pictogram for ski jumping
Venue Canada Olympic Park
Dates February 14-24
Competitors 65 from 19 nations
«1984 1992»

Ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics consisted of three events held from 14 February to 24 February, taking place at Canada Olympic Park.[1] The Calgary Games featured the addition of a new event, the first program change since 1964, with the debut of the team event.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland (FIN) 3 0 0 3
2  Norway (NOR) 0 1 1 2
2  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 1 2
2  Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 1 1 2
Total 3 3 3 9

Finland led the medal table, winning all three gold medals, Matti Nykänen taking both individual events and helping the Finnish team to victory. Given that this was the first year in which there were three ski jumping event, this made Nykänen the most successful ski jumper in a single Games.

The two medals for Yugoslavia were the only ones that country would win in ski jumping (though Slovenia, where all four Yugoslavian team members were from, would win its first as an independent country in 2002).

Events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Normal hill individual
details
 Matti Nykänen
Finland (FIN)
229.1  Pavel Ploc
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
212.1  Jiří Malec
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
211.8
Large hill individual
details
 Matti Nykänen
Finland (FIN)
224.0  Erik Johnsen
Norway (NOR)
207.9  Matjaž Debelak
Yugoslavia (YUG)
207.7
Large hill team
details
Finland
Ari-Pekka Nikkola
Matti Nykänen
Tuomo Ylipulli
Jari Puikkonen
634.4 Yugoslavia
Primož Ulaga
Matjaž Zupan
Matjaž Debelak
Miran Tepeš
625.5 Norway
Ole Christian Eidhammer
Jon Inge Kjørum
Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl
Erik Johnsen
596.1

Participating NOCs[edit]

[1]

Nineteen nations participated in ski jumping at the Calgary Games. Great Britain made their Olympic ski jumping debut, in the person of Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Calgary 1988 Official Report". XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 

Sports-Reference - 1988 Olympics - Ski jumping