Andreas Goldberger

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Andreas Goldberger
Andreas Goldberger (2011).jpg
Country  Austria
Born (1972-11-29) 29 November 1972 (age 44)
Ried im Innkreis, Austria
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Personal best 225 m (738 ft)
Planica, 18 March 2000
World Cup career
Seasons 19912005
Individual wins 20
Team wins 4
Indiv. podiums 63
Team podiums 12
Yellow bibs 28
Indiv. starts 288
Team starts 15
Overall titles 3 (1993, 1995, 1996)
Four Hills titles 2 (1993, 1995)
Ski Flying titles 2 (1995, 1996)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Andreas "Andi" Goldberger (born 29 November 1972) is an Austrian former ski jumper who competed from 1991 to 2005.

Career[edit]

In a career spanning nearly fifteen years, he won the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup three times (1993, 1995, 1996), the Four Hills Tournament twice (1992/93, 1994/95), with multiple medals in the Ski Jumping World Championships and Winter Olympics.

Despite his success at ski jumping, Goldberger preferred ski flying—a more extreme version of normal ski jumping, in which distances are far greater. In 1994, during training for the Ski Flying World Championships in Planica, he recorded a jump of 202 metres; this made him the first man to ever to jump over 200 metres, but he touched the snow upon landing, thus making the jump invalid as an official world record (Finland's Toni Nieminen would later land a 203 m jump at the same event). In 2000, also at Planica, he jumped 225 m and set a world record which stood until 2003.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall 4H SF NT JP
1990/91 37 47 14 N/A N/A
1991/92 8 38 2nd, silver medalist(s) N/A N/A
1992/93 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) N/A N/A
1993/94 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 13 N/A N/A
1994/95 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) N/A N/A
1995/96 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 1st, gold medalist(s) N/A 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1996/97 8 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 69 7
1997/98 17 4 15 40 16
1998/99 17 9 34 9 16
1999/00 5 5 4 5 4
2000/01 14 26 7 2nd, silver medalist(s) N/A
2001/02 13 9 N/A 16 N/A
2003/03 12 9 N/A N/A
2003/04 18 24 N/A 27 N/A
2004/05 36 28 N/A 69 N/A

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 1992/93 4 January 1993 Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze K109 LH
2 6 January 1993 Austria Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K120 LH
3 1993/94 17 December 1993 France Courchevel Tremplin du Praz K120 LH
4 4 January 1994 Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze K109 LH
5 1994/95 11 December 1994 Slovenia Planica Srednja Bloudkova K90 NH
6 6 January 1995 Austria Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K120 LH
7 8 January 1995 Germany Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze K120 LH
8 21 January 1995 Japan Sapporo Miyanomori K90 NH
9 28 January 1995 Finland Lahti Salpausselkä K90 NH
10 8 February 1995 Norway Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken K120 (night) LH
11 12 February 1995 Norway Oslo Holmenkollbakken K110 LH
12 18 February 1995 Norway Vikersund Vikersundbakken K175 FH
13 19 February 1995 Norway Vikersund Vikersundbakken K175 FH
14 25 February 1995 Germany Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K182 FH
15 1995/96 4 January 1996 Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze K109 LH
16 14 January 1996 Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K120 LH
17 21 January 1996 Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama K115 LH
18 28 January 1996 Poland Zakopane Wielka Krokiew K116 LH
19 11 February 1996 Austria Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf Kulm K185 FH
20 9 March 1996 Czech Republic Harrachov Čerťák K180 FH

Controversy[edit]

In 1997 Goldberger admitted to the use of cocaine, and was given a six-month ban from the Austrian Ski Association. As a result of that ban, in November 1997, he even declared he would, from that moment on, compete under the flag of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.[1] Yet, after reaching an agreement with the Austrian Ski Association, he continued competing for his native Austria.

End of career[edit]

Goldberger last World Cup appearance as a ski jumper was in Lahti on 6 March 2005 (49 place). Goldberger officially retired and ended his career with his final jump as a test jumper on 13 January 2006 at flying hill in Kulm, Austria. He jumps at World Cup competition as a test jumper with helmet cam for Austrian national TV station ORF, where he works as a co-commentator.

References[edit]

Records
Previous:
Thomas Hörl
World's longest ski jump
225 m (738 ft)

18 March 200020 March 2003
Next:
Adam Małysz
Awards
Previous:
Patrick Ortlieb
Austrian Sportsman of the year
1993
Next:
Thomas Stangassinger
Previous:
Thomas Muster
Austrian Sportsman of the year
1996
Next:
Toni Polster