Ljøkelsøy in Oslo, 2005
|Full name||Roar Ljøkelsøy|
31 May 1976 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Personal best||230.5 m (756 ft)
Planica, 20 Mar 2005
|World Cup career|
|Updated on 30 Mar 2015.|
Roar Ljøkelsøy (born 31 May 1976) is a Norwegian former ski jumper who competed from 1993 to 2010.
He won his first individual World Cup event on 25 January 2003 and was a very consistent competitor in the 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons, finishing runner-up in both. In 2003–04 he won seven out of the last eleven competitions, finishing ten points short of eventual winner Janne Ahonen. In addition to winning eleven individual and three team World Cup events, Ljøkelsøy won the ski jumping event at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival in 2004. He then won the individual gold medal at the 2004 Ski Flying World Championships in Planica. On the same weekend, he won the team event together with Tommy Ingebrigtsen, Bjørn Einar Romøren and Sigurd Pettersen.
At the 2005 Ski Jumping World Championships, Ljøkelsøy won a silver medal on the individual large hill and a bronze on the team large hill. In 2006, he retained his Ski Flying World Championship in Kulm, winning with over twenty points to the next competitor, despite feeling ill. The next day, he led the Norwegian team to victory in the team event, together with Ingebrigtsen, Romøren and Lars Bystøl. At the 2007 Ski Jumping World Championships in Sapporo, Ljøkelsøy won silver on the team large hill and bronze on the individual large hill.
Ljøkelsøy retired from the sport after competing in the 2010 Ski Flying World Championships in Planica, with his last official jump being 193.5 metres.
|1||2002-03||25 Jan 2003||Sapporo||Ōkurayama K-120 (night)||LH|
|2||2003-04||6 Dec 2003||Trondheim||Granåsen K-120 (night)||LH|
|3||20 Dec 2003||Engelberg||Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS 137||LH|
|4||24 Jan 2004||Sapporo||Ōkurayama K-120 (night)||LH|
|5||25 Jan 2004||Sapporo||Ōkurayama K-120||LH|
|6||7 Feb 2004||Oberstdorf||Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K-185||FH|
|7||12 Mar 2004||Lillehammer||Lysgårdsbakken K-120 (night)||LH|
|8||14 Mar 2004||Oslo||Holmenkollbakken K-115||LH|
|9||2004-05||29 Jan 2005||Zakopane||Wielka Krokiew HS 134 (night)||LH|
|10||6 Feb 2005||Sapporo||Ōkurayama HS 134||LH|
|11||2005-06||22 Jan 2006||Sapporo||Ōkurayama HS 134||LH|
- Roar Ljoekelsoey at the International Ski Federation
- Holmenkollen winners since 1892 - click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (Norwegian)
- Official website