List of the longest ski jumps

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Anders Fannemel holds the official world record of 251.5 m (825 ft), as of 2016
Dimitry Vassiliev unofficially has the longest ever jump of 254 m (833 ft), as well as the summer world record of 147.5 m (484 ft), both as of 2016
Vikersundbakken in Vikersund, Norway, where the current world record stands
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz holds the women's world record of 200 m (660 ft), as of 2016
Olaf Rye, who made the first recorded ski jump of 9.5 m (31 ft) in 1808
Werner Lesser was the first to set a summer world record, with 41 m (135 ft)

Ski jumping is a winter sport in which athletes compete on distance and style in a jump from a ski jumping hill. The sport has traditionally focused on a combination of style and distance, and it was therefore early seen as unimportant in many milieus to have the longest jump.[1] The International Ski Federation (FIS) in particular has largely been opposed to the inflation in hill sizes and setting of distance records. No world records have therefore been set at Olympic, World Championship, Holmenkollen Ski Festival or Four Hills Tournament events, as these have never been among the largest hills in the world.

Since 1936, when the first jump beyond 100 metres (330 ft) was made, the discipline of ski flying – an offshoot of ski jumping – has produced all the world records. As of 2016, the official world record for the longest ski jump is 251.5 metres (825 ft), set by Anders Fannemel at Vikersundbakken in Vikersund, Norway. At the same event and on the same day, Dimitry Vassiliev landed a jump of 254 metres (833 ft) but fell upon landing; his jump is unofficially the longest ever made[2] and he also holds the summer world record on plastic with 147.5 metres (484 ft), set at the Russian National Championships on 15 October 2016 in Sochi, Russia.

History[edit]

Ski jumping originated in Norway, and has been practiced since time immemorial, using handmade temporary hills.[3] The first record is credited to Olaf Rye, a soldier who set up a show spectated by his fellow soldiers in 1808, reaching 9.5 metres (31 ft) in Eidsberg, Norway. This small hill was probably near Eidsberg church, possibly at the farm Lekum.[4]

Sondre Norheim, credited as the 'father' of modern skiing,[5] made the second official record at 19.5 metres (64 ft) in 1868. Tim Ashburn says in his book The History of Ski Jumping that Norheim's longest jump on the circular track in Haugli ground in 1868 should have been measured at 31.5 metres (103 ft),[6] but that newspapers in Christiania reported that the length "was a little exaggerated", so the official record is everywhere written as 19.5 m.

The sport quickly spread to Finland, the United States and Canada, where some of the subsequent records were set.[7] Early jumping competitions were only scored by style, and it was seen as disruptive to attempt to jump further.[1] Not until 1901 was a scoring system for distance introduced.[8] With the construction of Bloudkova Velikanka in Planica, Yugoslavia, in 1934,[9] the separate discipline of ski flying was introduced, which is essentially an 'extreme' version of ski jumping.

With one exception, all of the world records for distance have been set on five of the world's six ski flying hills, of which five remain in use.[10] In 1936, Josef "Sepp" Bradl was the first to surpass the 100 metres (330 ft) mark, landing a jump of 101.5 metres (333 ft).[11] The FIS was long opposed to ski flying as a whole, and it has never been included in the Olympic or Nordic World Ski Championships. However, since 1972, the FIS Ski Flying World Championships has been a mainstay event, and ski flying event are also part of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup calendar. The first to officially reach 200 metres (660 ft) was Toni Nieminen in 1994, by landing a jump of 203 metres (666 ft); at the time, ski jumpers did not receive distance points for the part of the jumps exceeding 191 metres.[12]

The distance of a ski jump is measured from the end of the 'table' (the very tip of the 'inrun' ramp) to halfway between the athletes' feet when they touch ground. To qualify, the jump must be made in a sanctioned competition, or official trial or qualification runs for these, with a system to control the actual length. To win a competition, a jumper needs both distance and style, the latter of which is achieved by attaining a proper Telemark landing; therefore jumpers are not motivated to jump as far as possible, only as far necessary to attain a good landing. Jumps are invalid if the jumper falls, defined as touching the ground with his hands or body before reaching the fall line. Originally, jumps were measured in alen, but this has since been replaced by metres, with an accuracy of half a metre. Some old United States and Canadian records were recorded in feet. Traditionally, people would stand along the hill for every metre, and a crew member would raise their hand if the jumper landed on their metre. Today this is done with camera technology.[13]

Official world records[edit]

  Claimed as a world record by scarce sources, but remains unverified.

Men[edit]

No. Date Athlete Country Hill Location Metres Yards Feet
1 November 1808 Olaf Rye  Norway
 Denmark
Eidsberg church Eidsberg, Norway 9.5 10.4 31
2 8 March 1868 Sondre Norheim  Norway Hauglibakken Brunkeberg, Norway 19.5 21.3 64
3 12 February 1879 Olaf Haugann  Norway Kastellbakken Oslo, Norway 20.0 21.9 66
4 1881 Sveinung Svalastoga  Norway Kastellbakken Oslo, Norway 22.0 24.1 72
5 1886 Johannes Nordgard  Norway Flatdalbakken Seljord, Norway 26.0 28.4 85
6 1891 Mikkjel Hemmestveit  Norway McSorley Hill Red Wing, United States 31.1 34.0 102
7 1893 Torjus Hemmestveit  Norway McSorley Hill Red Wing, United States 31.4 34.3 103
8 1897 Svein Solid  Norway Hegnibakken Morgedal, Norway 31.5 34.4 103
9 1899 Asbjørn Nilssen  Norway Solbergbakken Bærum, Norway 32.5 35.5 107
10 1899 Morten Hansen  Norway Solbergbakken Bærum, Norway 32.5 35.5 107
11 1900 Olaf Tandberg  Norway Solbergbakken Bærum, Norway 35.5 38.8 116
12 1902 Nils Gjestvang  Norway Gustadbakken Geithus, Norway 38.5 42.1 126
13 1902 Nils Gjestvang  Norway Gustadbakken Geithus, Norway 41.0 44.8 135
14 24 January 1909 Oscar Gundersen  Norway Chippewa Falls Ski Jump Chippewa Falls, United States 42.1 46.0 138
15 1909 Harald Smith  Norway Trampolino Campo Smith Bardonecchia, Kingdom of Italy 43.0 47.0 141
16 28 February 1909 Harald Smith  Norway Bolgenschanze Davos, Switzerland 45.0 49.2 148
17 19 February 1911 Anders Haugen  United States Wolverine Hill Ironwood, United States 46.3 50.6 152
18 1912 Gunnar Andersen  Norway Gustadbakken Geithus, Modum, Norway 47.5 52.0 156
21 2 March 1913 Thorleif Knudsen  Norway Bolgenschanze Davos, Switzerland 48.0 52.5 157
19 16 February 1913 Ragnar Omtvedt  United States Wolverine Hill Ironwood, United States 48.2 52.7 158
20 16 February 1913 Ragnar Omtvedt  United States Wolverine Hill Ironwood, United States 51.5 56.3 169
22 7 February 1915 Reidar Amble Ommundsen  Norway Vikkollen Mjøndalen, Norway 54.0 59.1 177
23 18 February 1916 Ragnar Omtvedt  United States Howelsen Hill Steamboat Springs, United States 58.5 64.0 192
24 1917 Henry Hall  United States Howelsen Hill Steamboat Springs, United States 61.9 67.7 203
25 1918 Henry Hall  United States Howelsen Hill Steamboat Springs, United States 62.2 68.0 204
26 1919 Anders Haugen  United States Haugen Hill Dillon, United States 64.9 71.0 213
27 29 February 1920 Anders Haugen  United States Haugen Hill Dillon, United States 65.2 71.3 214
28 1921 Henry Hall  United States Nels Nelsen Hill Revelstoke, Canada 69.8 76.3 229
29 4 February 1925 Nels Nelsen  Canada Nels Nelsen Hill Revelstoke, Canada 73.1 79.9 240
30 1930 Adolph Badrutt   Switzerland Bernina-Roseg-Schanze Pontresina, Switzerland 75.0 82.0 246
31 1931 Birger Ruud  Norway Odnesbakken Odnes, Norway 76.5 73.7 251
32 24 February 1931 Sigmund Ruud  Norway Bolgenschanze Davos, Switzerland 81.5 89.1 267
33 13 March 1932 Robert Lymburne  Canada Nels Nelsen Hill Revelstoke, Canada 82.0 89.7 269
34 13 March 1933 Sigmund Ruud  Norway Tremplin de Bretaye Villars, Switzerland 84.0 91.9 276
35 19 January 1933 Sigmund Ruud  Norway Tremplin de Bretaye Villars, Switzerland 86.0 94.0 282
36 26 February 1933 Henri Ruchet   Switzerland Tremplin de Bretaye Villars, Switzerland 87.0 95.1 285
37 1933 Robert Lymburne  Canada Nels Nelsen Hill Revelstoke, Canada 87.5 95.7 287
38 25 March 1934 Birger Ruud  Norway Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 92.0 100.6 302
39 14 March 1935 Reidar Andersen  Norway Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 93.0 101.7 305
40 15 March 1935 Stanisław Marusarz  Poland Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 95.0 103.9 312
41 15 March 1935 Reidar Andersen  Norway Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 98.0 107.2 322
42 15 March 1935 Reidar Andersen  Norway Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 99.0 108.3 325
43 17 March 1935 Fritz Kainersdörfer   Switzerland Trampolino Gigante Corno d’Aola Ponte di Legno, Kingdom of Italy 99.5 108.8 326
44 15 March 1936 Josef Bradl  Austria Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 101.5 111.0 333
45 15 March 1938 Josef Bradl  Austria Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 107.0 117.0 351
46 2 March 1941 Rudi Gering  Nazi Germany Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 108.0 118.1 354
47 2 March 1941 Franz Mair  Nazi Germany Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 109.0 119.2 358
48 2 March 1941 Hans Lahr  Nazi Germany Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 111.0 121.4 364
49 2 March 1941 Paul Krauß  Nazi Germany Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 112.0 122.5 367
50 2 March 1941 Rudi Gering  Nazi Germany Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 118.0 129.0 387
51 15 March 1948 Fritz Tschannen   Switzerland Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 120.0 131.2 394
52 28 February 1950 Willi Gantschnigg  Austria Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, Germany 124.0 135.6 407
53 2 March 1950 Sepp Weiler  Germany Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, Germany 127.0 138.9 417
54 3 March 1950 Dan Netzell  Sweden Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, Germany 135.0 147.6 443
55 2 March 1951 Tauno Luiro  Finland Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, Germany 139.0 152.0 456
56 24 February 1961 Jože Šlibar  Yugoslavia Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 141.0 154.2 463
57 1 March 1962 Peter Lesser  East Germany Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 141.0 154.2 463
58 15 February 1964 Kjell Sjöberg  Sweden Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 141.0 154.2 463
59 15 February 1964 Dalibor Motejlek  Czechoslovakia Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 142.0 155.3 466
60 18 February 1964 Nilo Zandanel  Italy Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 144.0 157.5 472
61 21 March 1965 Peter Lesser  East Germany Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 145.0 158.6 476
62 12 March 1966 Bjørn Wirkola  Norway Vikersundbakken Vikersund, Norway 145.0 158.6 476
63 13 March 1966 Bjørn Wirkola  Norway Vikersundbakken Vikersund, Norway 146.0 159.7 479
64 10 February 1967 Lars Grini  Norway Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 147.0 160.8 482
65 10 February 1967 Kjell Sjöberg  Sweden Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 148.0 161.8 486
66 11 February 1967 Lars Grini  Norway Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 150.0 164.0 492
67 12 March 1967 Reinhold Bachler  Austria Vikersundbakken Vikersund, Norway 154.0 168.4 505
68 21 March 1969 Bjørn Wirkola  Norway Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 156.0 170.6 512
69 21 March 1969 Jiří Raška  Czechoslovakia Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 156.0 170.6 512
70 22 March 1969 Bjørn Wirkola  Norway Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 160.0 175.0 525
71 22 March 1969 Jiří Raška  Czechoslovakia Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 164.0 179.4 538
72 23 March 1969 Manfred Wolf  East Germany Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 165.0 180.4 541
73 9 March 1973 Heinz Wossipiwo  East Germany Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 169.0 184.8 554
74 15 March 1974 Walter Steiner   Switzerland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 169.0 184.8 554
75 4 March 1976 Geir Ove Berg  Norway Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 173.0 189.2 568
76 5 March 1976 Toni Innauer  Austria Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 174.0 190.3 571
77 5 March 1976 Falko Weißpflog  East Germany Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 174.0 190.3 571
78 7 March 1976 Toni Innauer  Austria Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 176.0 192.5 577
79 16 March 1979 Klaus Ostwald  East Germany Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 176.0 192.5 577
80 27 March 1980 Armin Kogler  Austria Čerťák Harrachov, Czechoslovakia 176.0 192.5 577
81 26 February 1981 Armin Kogler  Austria Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 180.0 196.8 591
82 19 March 1983 Pavel Ploc  Czechoslovakia Čerťák Harrachov, Czechoslovakia 181.0 198.0 594
83 16 March 1984 Matti Nykänen  Finland Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 182.0 199.0 597
84 16 March 1984 Matti Nykänen  Finland Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 182.0 199.0 597
85 17 March 1984 Matti Nykänen  Finland Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 185.0 202.3 607
86 15 March 1985 Mike Holland  United States Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 186.0 203.4 610
87 15 March 1985 Matti Nykänen  Finland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 187.0 204.5 614
88 15 March 1985 Matti Nykänen  Finland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 191.0 208.9 627
89 9 March 1986 Andreas Felder  Austria Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 191.0 208.9 627
14 March 1987 Andreas Felder  Austria Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 191.0 208.9 627
90 14 March 1987 Piotr Fijas  Poland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 194.0 212.2 636
24 March 1991 Ralph Gebstedt  Germany Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 194.0 212.2 636
91 17 March 1994 Martin Höllwarth  Austria Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 196.0 214.3 643
92 17 March 1994 Toni Nieminen  Finland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 203.0 222.0 666
93 18 March 1994 Espen Bredesen  Norway Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 209.0 228.6 686
94 22 March 1997 Espen Bredesen  Norway Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 210.0 229.7 689
95 22 March 1997 Lasse Ottesen  Norway Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 212.0 231.8 696
96 19 March 1999 Martin Schmitt  Germany Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 214.5 234.6 704
97 20 March 1999 Tommy Ingebrigtsen  Norway Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 219.5 240.0 720
98 16 March 2000 Thomas Hörl  Austria Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 224.5 245.5 737
99 18 March 2000 Andreas Goldberger  Austria Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 225.0 246.1 738
100 20 March 2003 Adam Małysz  Poland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 225.0 246.1 738
101 20 March 2003 Matti Hautamäki  Finland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 227.5 248.8 746
102 22 March 2003 Matti Hautamäki  Finland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 228.5 249.9 750
103 23 March 2003 Matti Hautamäki  Finland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 231.0 252.6 758
104 20 March 2005 Tommy Ingebrigtsen  Norway Letalnica bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 231.0 252.6 758
105 20 March 2005 Bjørn Einar Romøren  Norway Letalnica bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 234.5 256.4 769
106 20 March 2005 Matti Hautamäki  Finland Letalnica bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 235.5 257.5 773
107 20 March 2005 Bjørn Einar Romøren  Norway Letalnica bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 239.0 261.4 784
108 11 February 2011 Johan Remen Evensen  Norway Vikersundbakken Vikersund, Norway 243.0 265.7 797
109 11 February 2011 Johan Remen Evensen  Norway Vikersundbakken Vikersund, Norway 246.5 269.6 809
110 14 February 2015 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Vikersundbakken Vikersund, Norway 250.0 273.4 820
111 15 February 2015 Anders Fannemel  Norway Vikersundbakken Vikersund, Norway 251.5 275.0 825

* Davos (2 Mar 1913) – many regard T. Knudsen's 48 m (157 ft) jumps as world records, although R. Omtvedt already set a new world record of 51.5 m (169 ft) on 16 Feb 1913 in Ironwood. This is most likely due to Omtvedt jumping as a professional at that time.

Ladies[edit]

No. Date Athlete Country Hill Location Metres Yards Feet
1 January 1863 Ingrid Olsdatter Vestby  Norway Nordbybakken Trysil, Norway unknown; first jump ever
2 1897 Ragna Pettersen  Norway Nydalsbakken Aker, Norway 12.0 13.1 39
3 1902 Hilda Stang  Norway Tranbergbakken Gjøvik, Norway 14.5 15.9 48
4 1910 Hilda Stang  Norway Tranbergbakken Gjøvik, Norway 21.0 23.0 69
5 1910 Hilda Stang  Norway Solbergbakken Bærum, Norway 22.0 24.0 72
6 1911 Paula Lamberg  Austria-Hungary Kitzbühel, Austria-Hungary 22.0 24.0 72
7 1922 Isabel Coursier  Canada Nels Nelsen Hill Revelstoke, Canada 25.6 28.0 84
8 1926 Olga Balstad-Eggen  Norway Arvika, Sweden 26.0 28.4 85
9 February 1928 Isabel Coursier  Canada Nels Nelsen Hill Revelstoke, Canada 31.4 34.4 103
10 18 January 1931 Johanne Kolstad  Norway Odnesbakken Odnes, Norway 46.5 50.9 153
11 17 February 1931 Johanne Kolstad  Norway Lønnbergbakken Raufoss, Norway 49.0 53.6 161
12 1932 Johanne Kolstad  Norway Gråkallbakken Trondheim, Norway 62.0 67.8 203
13 6 March 1938 Johanne Kolstad  Norway Nansen Ski Jump Berlin, United States 69.5 76.0 228
14 22 March 1973 Anita Wold  Norway Kløvsteinbakken Meldal, Norway 73.0 79.8 240
15 3 February 1974 Anita Wold  Norway Kløvsteinbakken Meldal, Norway 82.5 90.2 271
16 16 March 1974 Anita Wold  Norway MS 1970 Štrbské Pleso, Czechoslovakia 91.0 99.5 299
17 16 March 1974 Anita Wold  Norway MS 1970 Štrbské Pleso, Czechoslovakia 94.0 102.8 308
18 14 January 1975 Anita Wold  Norway Okurayama Sapporo, Japan 97.5 106.6 320
19 29 March 1981 Tiina Lehtola  Finland Rukatunturi Kuusamo, Finland 110.0 120.3 361
20 22 January 1989 Merete Kristiansen  Norway Odnesbakken Odnes, Norway 111.0 121.4 364
21 7 January 1994 Eva Ganster  Austria Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze Bischofshofen, Austria 112.0 122.5 367
22 7 January 1994 Eva Ganster  Austria Lysgårdsbakken Lillehammer, Norway 113.5 124.1 372
23 6 January 1997 Eva Ganster  Austria Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze Bischofshofen, Austria 115.0 125.8 377
24 4 February 1997 Eva Ganster  Austria Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 144.0 157.5 472
25 5 February 1997 Eva Ganster  Austria Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 161.0 176.1 528
26 6 February 1997 Eva Ganster  Austria Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 163.0 178.3 535
27 7 February 1997 Eva Ganster  Austria Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 164.5 179.9 540
28 9 February 1997 Eva Ganster  Austria Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 165.0 180.4 541
29 9 February 1997 Eva Ganster  Austria Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 167.0 182.6 548
30 29 January 2003 Daniela Iraschko-Stolz  Austria Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 188.0 205.6 617
31 29 January 2003 Daniela Iraschko-Stolz  Austria Kulm Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 200.0 218.7 656

Invalid world records[edit]

If a jumper touches the ground with their hands, body, or falls before reaching the outrun line, the jump is deemed invalid and thus not listed as an world record. Furthermore, jumps landed during non-competition training rounds or hill tests are not recognized as official world records. Distances set by test jumpers (or "V jumpers") during competition rounds are deemed official.

No. Date Athlete Country Hill Location Metres Yards Feet
1 28 February 1909 Trygve Smith  Norway Bolgenschanze Davos, Switzerland 48.0 52.5 157
2 1916 Nels Nelsen  Canada Nels Nelsen Hill Revelstoke, Canada 55.8 61.0 183
3 18 February 1928 Jacob Tullin Thams  Norway Olympiaschanze St. Moritz, Switzerland 73.0 79.8 240
4 January 1931 Alf Engen  Norway Ecker Hill Salt Lake City, United States 77.4 84.6 254
5 1931 Alf Engen  Norway Ecker Hill Salt Lake City, United States 81.1 88.7 266
6 March 1934 Sigmund Ruud  Norway Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia 94.0 102.8 308
7 1935 Alf Engen  Norway Ecker Hill Salt Lake City, United States 94.8 103.7 311
8 March 1948 Janez Polda  Yugoslavia Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Yugoslavia 120.0 131.2 394
9 March 1948 Charles Blum   Switzerland Bloudkova velikanka Planica, Yugoslavia 121.0 132.3 397
10 March 1950 Hans Eder  Austria Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, Germany 130.0 142.2 427
11 March 1958 Max Bolkart  Germany Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, Germany 139.0 152.0 456
12 February 1961 Wolfgang Happle  West Germany Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 145.0 158.6 476
13 March 1965 Bjørn Wirkola  Norway Kulm Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 144.0 157.5 472
14 March 1965 Peter Lesser  East Germany Kulm Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 147.0 160.8 482
15 8-9 March 1969 Ladislav Divila  Czechoslovakia Vikersundbakken Vikersund, Norway 166.0 181.5 545
16 March 1973 Jochen Danneberg  East Germany Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 166.0 181.5 545
17 March 1973 Takao Ito  Japan Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 176.0 192.5 577
18 March 1973 Walter Steiner   Switzerland Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 175.0 191.4 574
19 March 1973 Walter Steiner   Switzerland Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 179.0 195.8 587
20 15 March 1974 Walter Steiner   Switzerland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 177.0 193.6 581
21 20 March 1977 Bogdan Norčič  Yugoslavia Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 181.0 197.4 594
22 23 March 1991 André Kiesewetter  Germany Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Yugoslavia 196.0 214.3 643
23 22 March 1992 Christof Duffner  Germany Čerťák Harrachov, Czechoslovakia 194.0 212.2 636
24 17 March 1994 Andreas Goldberger  Austria Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 202.0 220.9 663
25 18 March 1994 Christof Duffner  Germany Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 207.0 226.4 679
26 22 March 1997 Dieter Thoma  Germany Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 213.0 232.9 699
27 19 March 1999 Martin Schmitt  Germany Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 219.0 239.5 719
28 21 March 2003 Veli-Matti Lindström  Finland Velikanka bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 232.5 254.3 763
29 17 March 2005 Andreas Widhölzl  Austria Letalnica bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 234.5 256.5 769
30 20 March 2005 Janne Ahonen  Finland Letalnica bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 240.0 262.5 787
31 15 February 2015 Dmitri Vassiliev  Russia Vikersundbakken Vikersund, Norway 254.0 277.8 833
32 16 March 2016 Tilen Bartol  Slovenia Letalnica bratov Gorišek Planica, Slovenia 252.0 275.6 827

Notes[edit]

  • Norway Blybergbakken, Trondheim (1890/92) – Gustav (or Gunnar) Bye from Norway supposedly jumped 30 m (98 ft). Some declared it a world record, albeit a year before Mikkjel Hemmestveit jumped further. Doubts remain about measure cheating. Unsourced data.
  • Norway Levanger (21/22 Mar 1891) – Bye, above, supposedly jumped 33 metres (108 ft) whilst competing for a trophy awarded by King Oscar II. Unsourced data.
  • Canada Revelstoke (1916) – Nels Nelsen landed a world record jump of 55.8 m (183 ft) during training; the latter is why it is officially not recognized as a world record.
  • United States Salt Lake City (Jan 1931) – Alf Engen landed a world record jump of 77.4 m (254 ft), but according to Harold "Cork" Anson this was not recognized because the Utah Ski Club, the competition organizer at the time, had not been a member of the Confederation of Western American Winter Sports Association.
  • United States Salt Lake City (1931) – Alf Engen landed a world record jump of 81.1 m (266 ft) during an unofficial event; the latter is why it is officially not recognized as a world record.
  • Kingdom of Yugoslavia Bloudkova velikanka, Planica (Mar 1934) – Per Jonson supposedly landed a world record jump of 89 m (292 ft), but this is only listed as a hill record. Unsourced data.
  • Kingdom of Yugoslavia Bloudkova velikanka, Planica (Mar 1934) – at the above event, Gregor Höll from Austria also supposedly landed a world record jump of 89 m (292 ft), but this is only listed as a hill record. Unsourced data.
  • United States Salt Lake City (1935) – Alf Engen landed a world record jump of 94.8 m (311 ft) during training; the latter is why it is officially not recognized as a world record.
  • Kingdom of Italy Trampolino Gigante Corno d'Aola, Ponte di Legno (1935) – Olav Ulland from Norway supposedly fell on a world record jump of 103.5 m (340 ft), thus becoming the first to ever surpass 100 m. Unsourced data.
  • Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Letalnica bratov Gorišek, Planica (Mar 1979) – Axel Zitzmann supposedly fell on a world record jump of 179 m (587 ft). Unsourced data.
  • Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Letalnica bratov Gorišek, Planica (14 Mar 1987) – Andreas Felder supposedly jumped 191 m (627 ft), but this is not listed on the Planica official website. Unsourced data.
  • Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Letalnica bratov Gorišek, Planica (24 Mar 1991) – Ralph Gebstedt supposedly jumped 194 m (636 ft), but this is not listed on the Planica official website. Unsourced data.

All jumps over 230 metres[edit]

Most number of jumps over 230 metres[edit]

All jumpers with more than three jumps over the distance including the fall or touch ground (as of 20 March 2016):

Rank Jumper Country Jumps ≥ 230 m Longest jump
1 Peter Prevc  Slovenia 33 250.0 m National record (f. World record)
2 Robert Kranjec  Slovenia 17 244.0 m
3 Anders Fannemel  Norway 15 251.5 m National record World record
4 Jurij Tepeš  Slovenia 14 244.0 m
Stefan Kraft  Austria 14 246.5 m National record
6 Kenneth Gangnes  Norway 12 248.5 m
7 Gregor Schlierenzauer  Austria 11 243.5 m
Michael Hayböck  Austria 11 242.0 m (fall)
9 Severin Freund  Germany 9 245.0 m National record
Noriaki Kasai  Japan 9 240.5 m National record
11 Andreas Stjernen  Norway 8 249.0 m
Johann André Forfang  Norway 8 245.0 m
13 Johan Remen Evensen  Norway 5 246.5 m (f. World record)
Kamil Stoch  Poland 5 238.0 m National record
Simon Ammann   Switzerland 5 238.5 m National record
16 Rune Velta  Norway 4 243.0 m
Martin Koch  Austria 4 243.0 m (fall)
Bjørn Einar Romøren  Norway 4 239.0 m (f. World record)
19 Richard Freitag  Germany 3 231.0 m
Tommy Ingebrigtsen  Norway 3 236.0 m (fall)
  retired ski jumpers

f. = former

All jumps over 240 metres[edit]

As of 20 March 2016

No. Date Athlete Country Hill Size Location Length
1 20 March 2005 Janne Ahonen  Finland Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 215 Planica, Slovenia 240.0 m (WR fall)
2 11 February 2011 Johan Remen Evensen  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 243.0 m World record
3 11 February 2011 Martin Koch  Austria Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 241.5 m
4 11 February 2011 Johan Remen Evensen  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 246.5 m World record
5 12 February 2011 Johan Remen Evensen  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 240.0 m
6 12 February 2011 Gregor Schlierenzauer  Austria Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 243.5 m
7 13 February 2011 Janne Happonen  Finland Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 240.0 m National record
8 25 February 2012 Anders Fannemel  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 244.5 m
9 25 February 2012 Robert Kranjec  Slovenia Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 244.0 m
10 25 February 2012 Martin Koch  Austria Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 243.0 m (fall)
11 26 February 2012 Daiki Ito  Japan Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 240.0 m
12 26 February 2012 Rune Velta  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 243.0 m
13 26 January 2013 Gregor Schlierenzauer  Austria Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 240.0 m
14 13 February 2015 Anders Fannemel  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 246.0 m
15 13 February 2015 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 245.5 m
16 14 February 2015 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 241.0 m
17 14 February 2015 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 250.0 m National record World record
18 15 February 2015 Dimitry Vassiliev  Russia Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 254.0 m (WR fall)
19 15 February 2015 Anders Fannemel  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 251.5 m National record World record
20 15 February 2015 Noriaki Kasai  Japan Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 240.5 m National record
21 15 February 2015 Severin Freund  Germany Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 245.0 m National record
22 20 March 2015 Michael Hayböck  Austria Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 241.5 m
23 20 March 2015 Michael Hayböck  Austria Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 242.0 m (fall)
24 20 March 2015 Stefan Kraft  Austria Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 240.0 m
25 20 March 2015 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 248.5 m
26 21 March 2015 Stefan Kraft  Austria Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 240.0 m
27 22 March 2015 Jurij Tepeš  Slovenia Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 244.0 m
28 15 January 2016 Noriaki Kasai  Japan Kulm HS 225 Tauplitz, Austria 240.5 m =National record
29 15 January 2016 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Kulm HS 225 Tauplitz, Austria 243.0 m
30 16 January 2016 Johann André Forfang  Norway Kulm HS 225 Tauplitz, Austria 240.0 m (fall)
31 16 January 2016 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Kulm HS 225 Tauplitz, Austria 244.0 m
32 11 February 2016 Halvor Egner Granerud  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 240.0 m (test jump)
33 12 February 2016 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 241.0 m
34 13 February 2016 Taku Takeuchi  Japan Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 240.0 m
35 14 February 2016 Robert Johansson  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 243.5 m
36 14 February 2016 Joachim Hauer  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 243.0 m
37 14 February 2016 Jurij Tepeš  Slovenia Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 241.5 m
38 14 February 2016 Andreas Stjernen  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 248.0 m
39 14 February 2016 Stefan Kraft  Austria Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 246.5 m National record
40 14 February 2016 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 247.5 m
41 14 February 2016 Andreas Stjernen  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 249.0 m
42 14 February 2016 Johann André Forfang  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 243.5 m
43 14 February 2016 Kenneth Gangnes  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 248.5 m
44 14 February 2016 Daniel-André Tande  Norway Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 242.0 m
45 14 February 2016 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Vikersundbakken HS 225 Vikersund, Norway 249.0 m (fall)
46 16 March 2016 Ernest Prišlič  Slovenia Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 246.0 m (test jump)
47 16 March 2016 Tilen Bartol  Slovenia Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 252.0 m (test jump: WR fall)
48 17 March 2016 Robert Kranjec  Slovenia Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 241.5 m
49 18 March 2016 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 242.0 m
50 19 March 2016 Stefan Kraft  Austria Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 241.0 m
51 19 March 2016 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 246.0 m
52 20 March 2016 Johann André Forfang  Norway Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 245.0 m
53 20 March 2016 Peter Prevc  Slovenia Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 Planica, Slovenia 241.5 m

Most number of jumps over 240 metres[edit]

All jumpers with more than two jumps over the distance including the fall or touch ground (as of 20 March 2016):

Rank Country Jumps ≥ 240 m Longest jump
1 Peter Prevc  Slovenia 12 250.0 m National record (f. World record)
2 Stefan Kraft  Austria 4 246.5 m National record
3 Anders Fannemel  Norway 3 251.5 m National record World record
Johann André Forfang  Norway 3 245.0 m
Johan Remen Evensen  Norway 3 246.5 m (f. World record)
6 Jurij Tepeš  Slovenia 2 244.0 m
Gregor Schlierenzauer  Austria 2 243.5 m
Andreas Stjernen  Norway 2 249.0 m
Noriaki Kasai  Japan 2 240.5 m National record
Michael Hayböck  Austria 2 242.0 m (fall)
Robert Kranjec  Slovenia 2 244.0 m
Martin Koch  Austria 2 243.0 m (fall)
  retired ski jumpers

(f. = former)

Summer world records[edit]

Plastic cover for ski jumping was invented by German ski jumper Hans Renner. First ski jumping tests on plastic without any audience were already made on 31 October 1954 at »Regenbergschanze« in Zella-Mehlis, East Germany. But the »Wadeberg Jugendschanze K40« in Oberhof, East Germany which was built just next to the old »Thüringenschanze« officially became the world's first plastic covered ski jumping hill. On 21 November 1954 they organized first ever and at the same time regional competition on plastic at »Wadeberg Jugendschanze K40« infront of 15,000 spectators where Werner Lesser set first two ever plastic/summer world records of 41 and 42 metres (135 & 138 ft). Russian ski jumper Dimitry Vassiliev holds the current summer world record on plastic with 147.5 metres (484 ft) which he set at Russian National Championships on 15 October 2016 in Sochi, Russia.

On 21 August 2013 American female ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson crashed at 148 metres (486 ft) on free summer training in Oberstdorf, Germany.

No. Date Athlete(s) Country Hill Location Metres Yards Feet
1 21 November 1954 Werner Lesser  East Germany Thüringenschanze K40 Oberhof, East Germany 41.0 44.8 135
2 21 November 1954 Werner Lesser  East Germany Thüringenschanze K40 Oberhof, East Germany 42.0 46.0 138
30 September 1973 Heinz Wossipiwo  East Germany Areal Horečky K90 Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czechoslovakia 84.0 91.9 276
30 September 1973 Heinz Wossipiwo  East Germany Areal Horečky K90 Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czechoslovakia 86.0 94.0 282
6 August 1979 Holger Greiner-Petter  East Germany Kanzlersgrund Oberhof, East Germany 97.0 106.1 318
7 August 1979 Jochen Danneberg  East Germany Kanzlersgrund Oberhof, East Germany 110.0 120.3 361
31 October 1993 Noriaki Kasai  Japan Olympic Hills K120 Hakuba, Japan 126.5 138.3 415
25 September 1994 Takehito Suda  Japan Olympic Hills K120 Hakuba, Japan 127.0 138.9 417
20 August 1995 Rico Meinel  Germany Granåsen K120 Trondheim, Norway 130.5 142.7 428
18 August 1996 Ari-Pekka Nikkola  Finland Granåsen K120 Trondheim, Norway 131.0 143.3 430
17 August 1997 Kazuyoshi Funaki  Japan Granåsen K120 Trondheim, Norway 132.5 144.9 435
5 September 2004 Daniel Forfang  Norway Wielka Krokiew HS134 Zakopane, Poland 139.5 152.6 458
2 September 2005 Petter Tande  Norway Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze HS140 Bischofshofen, Austria 142.0 155.3 466
16 August 2007 Gregor Schlierenzauer  Austria Trempolino a Monte HS140 Pragelato, Italy 143.5 156.9 471
2 September 2007 Bernhard Gruber  Austria Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze HS140 Bischofshofen, Austria 143.5 156.9 471
5 October 2007 Gregor Schlierenzauer  Austria Vogtland Arena HS140 Klingenthal, Germany 146.0 159.7 479
2 October 2009 Harri Olli  Finland Vogtland Arena HS140 Klingenthal, Germany 146.0 159.7 479
23 September 2011 Vegard Haukø Sklett  Norway Vogtland Arena HS140 Klingenthal, Germany 147.0 160.8 482
15 October 2016 Dimitry Vassiliev  Russia RusSki Gorki HS140 Sochi, Russia 147.5 161.3 484

Tandem[edit]

On 18 February 2016 Slovenian ski jumpers Rok Urbanc and Jaka Rus made a historic first ever 35 metres (115 ft) world record tandem ski jump both on one pair of longer skiies at HS45 hill in Planica, Slovenia.[14]

No. Date Athlete(s) Country Hill Location Metres Yards Feet
1 18 February 2016 Rok Urbanc
Jaka Rus
 Slovenia
 Slovenia
Planica Nordic Center HS45 Planica, Slovenia 35.0 38.3 115

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Canadian Ski Hall of Fame. "Nels Nelsen". Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Eurosport (15 February 2015). "Ski jump world record broken for second time in two days as Anders Fannemel flies to glory". Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Thoresen 2007, p. 18
  4. ^ Thoresen 2007, p. 15
  5. ^ Thoresen 2007, p. 21
  6. ^ (ISBN 1-904057-15-2, p. 14)
  7. ^ Thoresen 2007, p. 371
  8. ^ Thoresen 2007, p. 26
  9. ^ Thoresen 2007, p. 70
  10. ^ Thoresen 2007, pp. 371–373
  11. ^ Thoresen 2007, p. 74
  12. ^ Thoresen 2007, p. 239
  13. ^ International Ski Federation. "Distance measurement". Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "First ever tandem ski jump in Planica on 18 February 2016". youtube. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 

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