Vegard Opaas

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Vegard Opaas
Country  Norway
Born (1962-01-11) 11 January 1962 (age 54)
Oslo, Norway
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Personal best 193 m (633 ft)
Planica, 15 Mar 1987
World Cup career
Seasons 19821990
Individual wins 7
Indiv. podiums 17
Yellow bibs 12
Indiv. starts 92
Overall titles 1 (1987)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Vegard Opaas (born 11 January 1962) is a Norwegian former ski jumper.

Career[edit]

He had his biggest season in 1987 when he became the first Norwegian ski jumper to win the overall World Cup. Espen Bredesen has been the other ski jumper from Norway to match that performance in 1993/94.

That same year he won three medals at the world championships in Oberstdorf. This included two silvers (individual large hill, team large hill) and one bronze (individual normal hill). He also finished eighth in the normal hill event at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo he also participated in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall 4H
1981/82 40
1982/83 32
1983/84 10 45
1984/85 30
1985/86 7 5
1986/87 1st 2nd
1987/88 12 27
1988/89 15 21
1989/90 41 43

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 1983/84 6 December 2009 Canada Thunder Bay Big Thunder K120 LH
2 1985/86 14 December 1985 United States Lake Placid MacKenzie Intervale K114 LH
3 1986/87 13 December 1986 United States Lake Placid MacKenzie Intervale K114 LH
4 30 December 1986 West Germany Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze K115 LH
5 10 January 1987 Czechoslovakia Štrbské Pleso MS 1970 B K88 NH
6 20 March 1987 Norway Oslo Marikollen K85 NH
7 1988/89 11 December 1988 United States Lake Placid MacKenzie Intervale K86 NH

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