Toni Innauer

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Toni Innauer
Toni Innauer Val di Fiemme 2013 (normal hill individual).jpg
Country Austria Austria
Full name Anton Innauer
Born (1958-04-01) 1 April 1958 (age 57)
Bezau, Austria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Personal best 176 m (577 ft)
Oberstdorf, 7 Mar 1976
World Cup career
Seasons 1980
Individual wins 2
Indv. podiums 3
Updated on 30 March 2015.

Anton Innauer (born 1 April 1958) is an Austrian former ski jumper.

Career[edit]

His best-known success was at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, where he won a gold medal in the individual normal hill event. Innauer also won a silver medal in the individual large hill at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck and the ski jumping event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1975. He also won the silver medal at the Ski flying World Championships in Vikersund in 1977.

Innauer retired from competitions in 1980 due to an ankle injury. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Graz with a degree in philosophy, psychology, and sports science. His thesis was on the sociology of ski jumping. Between 1987 and 1989, he was a ski jumper and ski jumping coach. In 1989–1992 and 2001–2002, he trained the Austrian ski jumping team. In 1993–2001 and since 2002, he has been director of Nordic skiing in the Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV). He is also the ski jumping expert for German TV channel ZDF.[1]

At a 1976 ski jumping event in Oberstdorf, Germany, Innauer became the first person to achieve perfect marks from all five judges (20 points maximum). This mark has been matched by only five others since: Kazuyoshi Funaki at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Sven Hannawald and Hideharu Miyahira at the same 2003 World Cup competition in Willingen, Germany,[2] Wolfgang Loitzl at Bischofshofen, Austria in 2009 during the 2008–09 Four Hills Tournament.[3] and Peter Prevc in 2015 World Cup competition in Planica[4]

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall 4H
1979-80 9 35

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 1979–80 27 Dec 1979 Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo Trampolino Olimpico Italia K-92 NH
2 2 Mar 1980 Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K-116 LH

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toni Innauer. Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ "ruhrgas" FIS World Cup Ski-Jumping. fis-ski.com (2003)
  3. ^ FIS World Cup Ski Jumping. fis-ski.com (2009)
  4. ^ "Double victory for Slovenia". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Austria Armin Kogler
Austrian Sportsman of the year
1980
Succeeded by
Austria Armin Kogler