Roman Koudelka

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Roman Koudelka
FIS Sommer Grand Prix 2014 - 20140809 - Roman Koudelka.jpg
Country Czech Republic Czech Republic
Born (1989-07-09) 9 July 1989 (age 27)
Turnov, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Ski club LSK Lomnice nad Popelkou
Personal best 226.5 m (801 ft)
Vikersund, 26 February 2012
World Cup career
Seasons 2007–present
Individual wins 5
Indiv. podiums 11
Indiv. starts 224
Team starts 46
Updated on 26 March 2017.

Roman Koudelka (Czech pronunciation: [ˈroman ˈkou̯dɛlka]; born 9 July 1989) is a Czech ski jumper.

Career[edit]

Koudelka's first world cup start was in Kuusamo on 24 November 2006. He finished in 31st position. He ended the season 39th in the world cup standings with 87 points. The following season he finished 17th in the world cup standings with 411 points. In the 2008/09 season he finished 16th with 403 points. He finished tied for 63rd in the 2009/10 campaign with just 20 points. He finished in 16th place in the world cup standings for a second time in the 2010/11 season after scoring 382 points. Koudelka's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fifth in the team large hill event at Liberec in 2009.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he finished seventh in the team large hill, 12th in the individual normal hill, and 23rd in the individual large hill events.

He has finished fourth in the World Cup on five occasions since 2007, most recently in Lillehammer on the smaller hill. In 2009 he was 2nd in the Summer Grand Prix in Courchevel. In 2011 he was third in a ski flying World Cup competition in Harrachov, when he also set his personal best, 211 m. In December 2011 Koudelka fell heavily, when he lost his binding while in the air. Koudelka tried to get up after the accident but passed out and was taken to hospital. However, he returned to action in Engelberg a week later. On 12 February 2012, Koudelka finished as runner up in Willingen to improve his best position in an FIS World Cup event. Koudelka is recognised as an aggressive jumper but despite his all or nothing approach, Koudelka has established himself as a consistent performer with many top 10 finishes in the 2011/12 season.

Koudelka has jumped 143 m in Jested, Liberec K120, which is the hill record. Koudelka's skis are made by Fischer, his bindings by WinAir and his boots by Rass. Koudelka speaks both Czech and German.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall 4H SF RA NT
2006/07 39 42 N/A
2007/08 17 11 N/A 29
2008/09 16 18 25 N/A 19
2009/10 63 N/A 47
2010/11 16 30 11 N/A N/A
2011/12 10 5 10 N/A N/A
2012/13 49 35 44 N/A N/A
2013/14 39 N/A N/A
2014/15 7 9 28 N/A N/A
2015/16 11 14 19 N/A N/A
2016/17 25 30 25 13 N/A

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2014/15 23 November 2014 Germany Klingenthal Vogtland Arena HS140 LH
2 7 December 2014 Norway Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken HS138 LH
3 21 December 2014 Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137 LH
4 25 January 2015 Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama HS134 LH
5 2015/16 4 March 2016 Poland Wisła Malinka HS134 (night) LH

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