11 January 1962
1.77 m (5 ft
9 in) 1⁄ 2
193 m (633 ft)
Planica, 15 Mar 1987
World Cup career
Updated on 30 Mar 2015.
Vegard Opaas (born 11 January 1962) is a Norwegian former 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.
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.
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