Stefan Kraft

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Stefan Kraft
20150927 FIS Summer Grand Prix Hinzenbach 4619.jpg
Kraft in Hinzenbach, 2015
Country  Austria
Born (1993-05-13) 13 May 1993 (age 25)
Schwarzach im Pongau,
Austria
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Ski club SV Schwarzach
Personal best 253.5 m (832 ft) World Record
Vikersund, 18 March 2017
World Cup career
Seasons 2012–present
Individual wins 12
Team wins 3
Indiv. podiums 44
Team podiums 15
Yellow bibs 14
Indiv. starts 141
Team starts 30
Overall titles 1 (2017)
Four Hills titles 1 (2015)
Ski Flying titles 1 (2017)
Raw Air titles 1 (2017)
Updated on 25 March 2018.

Stefan Kraft (born 13 May 1993) is an Austrian ski jumper. He is one of the sport's most successful contemporary athletes, having won the Ski Jumping World Cup and Ski Flying World Cup overall titles, the Four Hills Tournament and Raw Air Tournament, and two individual gold medals at the World Championships. Since March 2017, he has held the ski flying world record of 253.5 metres (832 ft).

Career[edit]

Kraft's debut in FIS Ski Jumping World Cup took place in January 2012 in Bischofshofen. He has two world cup wins and won 2014/15 Four Hills Tournament overall. [1]His personal best and world record is 253.5 meters set in Vikersund in 2017, only half a meter away from Dimitry Vassiliev's 254 meter jump, the longest to date. At FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun he won the silver medal from Men's team large hill event and bronze from Individual normal hill event.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall 4H SF RA W5 P7
2011/12 67 N/A N/A N/A
2012/13 31 40 32 N/A N/A N/A
2013/14 10 27 29 N/A N/A N/A
2014/15 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 N/A N/A N/A
2015/16 6 5 7 N/A N/A N/A
2016/17 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) N/A N/A
2017/18 4 20 4 4 4

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2014/15 29 December 2014   Germany Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze HS137 (night) LH
2 15 January 2015   Poland Wisła Malinka HS134 (night) LH
3 8 March 2015   Finland Lahti Salpausselkä HS130 LH
4 2015/16 24 January 2016   Poland Zakopane Wielka Krokiew HS134 LH
5 2016/17 30 December 2016   Germany Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze HS137 (night) LH
6 4 February 2017   Germany Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze HS225 (night) FH
7 5 February 2017   Germany Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze HS225 FH
8 15 February 2017   South Korea Pyeongchang Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre HS140 (night) LH
9 12 March 2017   Norway Oslo Holmenkollbakken HS134 LH
10 16 March 2017   Norway Trondheim Granåsen HS140 (night) LH
11 24 March 2017   Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS225 FH
12 26 March 2017   Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS225 FH

Individual starts (141)[edit]

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Points
2011/12 Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Harrachov Harrachov Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Bad Mitterndorf Bad Mitterndorf Zakopane Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Predazzo Predazzo Willingen Oberstdorf Lahti Trondheim Oslo Planica Planica 0
q 54
2012/13 Lillehammer Lillehammer Kuusamo Krasnaja Polana Krasnaja Polana Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Wisła Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Vikersund Vikersund Harrachov Harrachov Klingenthal Oberstdorf Lahti Kuopio Trondheim Oslo Planica Planica 202
23 3 28 11 19 11 38 6 14 42 27 22
2013/14 Klingenthal Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Titisee-Neustadt Titisee-Neustadt Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Tauplitz Tauplitz Wisła Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Willingen Willingen Falun Lahti Lahti Kuopio Trondheim Oslo Planica Planica 539
14 q 22 25 25 19 12 13 50 30 12 20 33 21 21 22 24 16 15 7 5 2 4 9 11 8 13 9
2014/15 Klingenthal Kuusamo Kuusamo Lillehammer Lillehammer Nizhny Tagil Nizhny Tagil Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Tauplitz Wisła Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Willingen Willingen Titisee-Neustadt Titisee-Neustadt Vikersund Vikersund Lahti Kuopio Trondheim Oslo Oslo Planica Planica 1578
2 13 13 17 11 4 3 6 9 1 6 2 3 2 1 2 2 4 7 6 2 5 1 3 9 10 5 3 4
2015/16 Klingenthal Lillehammer Lillehammer Nizhny Tagil Nizhny Tagil Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Willingen Zakopane Sapporo Sapporo Trondheim Vikersund Vikersund Vikersund Lahti Lahti Kuopio Almaty Almaty Wisła Titisee-Neustadt Planica Planica Planica 1006
6 4 14 22 27 7 8 7 9 11 4 4 1 2 5 6 2 11 8 3 11 4 21 22 10 12 10
2016/17 Kuusamo Kuusamo Klingenthal Lillehammer Lillehammer Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Wisła Wisła Zakopane Willingen Oberstdorf Oberstdorf Sapporo Sapporo Pyeongchang Pyeongchang Oslo Trondheim Vikersund Planica Planica 1665
9 4 3 3 8 6 3 1 3 18 25 2 4 2 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 5 1 1
2017/18 Wisła Kuusamo Nizhny Tagil Nizhny Tagil Titisee-Neustadt Engelberg Engelberg Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Tauplitz Zakopane Willingen Willingen Lahti Oslo Lillehammer Trondheim Vikersund Planica Planica 881
3 13 4 3 12 13 3 4 31 24 4 9 15 3 2 8 2 5 3 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stefan Kraft wins 4-Hills, Michael Hayboeck takes win in Bischofshofen" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 7 January 2015.

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Robert Johansson
252 m (827 ft)
World's longest ski jump
253.5 m (832 ft)

18 March 2017 – present
Incumbent