Vegard Opaas

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Vegard Opaas
Personal information
Full name Vegard Opaas
Born (1962-01-11) 11 January 1962 (age 52)
Norway Oslo, Norway
Height 1,77 m
Professional information
Personal best World record 193 m (Planica '87)
World Cup
Seasons 1982-90
Wins 7
Additional podiums 10
Total podiums 17
Updated on 7 October 2011.

Vegard Opaas (born 11 January 1962) is a former Norwegian ski jumper.

He had his biggest season in 1987 when he became the first Norwegian ski jumper to win the overall World Cup. Espen Bredesen has been the other ski jumper from Norway to match that performance in 1993/94.

In Planica 1987 he set the world record with 193m, which lasted only for a few minutes.

That same year he won three medals at the world championships in Oberstdorf. This included two silvers (individual large hill, team large hill) and one bronze (individual normal hill). He also finished eighth in the normal hill event at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo he also participated in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

World Cup[edit]


Season Date Location
1983–84 11 December 1983 Thunder Bay
1985–86 14 December 1985 Lake Placid
1986–87 13 December 1986 Lake Placid
30 December 1986 Oberstdorf
10 January 1987 Štrbské Pleso
20 March 1987 Oslo
1988–89 11 December 1988 Lake Placid

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