Ski jumping at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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Ski jumping
at the XI Olympic Winter Games
Ski jumping pictogram.svg
Pictogram for ski jumping
Venue Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium (large hill) & Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium (normal hill)
Dates February 6-11
Competitors 62 from 16 nations
← 1968
1976 →

Ski jumping at the 1972 Winter Olympics consisted of two events held from 6 February to 11 February, with the large hill event taking place at Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium, and the normal hill event at Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]


Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 1 1 1 3
2  Poland (POL) 1 0 0 1
3  Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 0 1
4  East Germany (GDR) 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6

Japan topped the medal table by sweeping all three medals in the normal hill event, which were their first ever medals in the sport. In fact, every single country that won a medal in Sapporo was winning their first ever ski jumping medal (East Germans had won medals as part of a unified German team in earlier Games).

Yukio Kasaya, winner of the normal hill event, was the first ever Winter Olympic gold medalist for Japan, while Wojciech Fortuna was the first ever Winter gold medalist for Poland.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Normal hill individual
Yukio Kasaya
244.2 Akitsugu Konno
234.8 Seiji Aochi
Large hill individual
Wojciech Fortuna
219.9 Walter Steiner
219.8 Rainer Schmidt
 East Germany

Participating NOCs[edit]


Sixteen nations participated in ski jumping at the Sapporo Games.


  1. ^ a b c d "The XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games. LA84 Foundation. 1972. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 

Sports-Reference - 1972 Olympics - Ski jumping