Winter Sports The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping  

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Ski jumping takes precision, coordination, and a lot of bravery, so these ski jumping greats deserve recognition for making it to the Olympics. The famous ski jumping event is a staple of the winter games and these Olympians are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed. Almost every one of these historic ski jumping Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. However, only one jumper can be deemed the best. Vote for the most outstanding jumpers below to help make tht decision. 

In addition to jumpers like Matti Hautamäki and Thomas Morgenstern, you'll find up and coming Olympians like Andreas Wellinger and Sara Takanashi on this list. Help answer the question, "Who is the best ski jumping competitor of all time?" 

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Adam Małysz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Adam Małysz Poland Adam Henryk Małysz is a Polish former ski jumper. The most important of Małysz's successes are 4 individual Olympic Games medals, 4 individual World Championships gold medals, 4 individual World ...more

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Kamil Stoch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Kamil Stoch Poland Kamil Wiktor Stoch is a Polish ski jumper, a member of the national team, World Champion 2013 and double Olympic Champion 2014, a participant of the Olympic Games, bronze medalist in team at ...more

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Katharina Althaus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Katharina Althaus Germany Katharina Althaus is a ski jumper.

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Robert Johansson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Robert Johansson Norway Robert Johansson is a Norwegian ski jumper. He finished fourth in the team competition at the 2009 Junior World Ski Championships, and also competed at the 2010 Junior World Ski Championships. ...more

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Sara Takanashi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Sara Takanashi Japan Sara Takanashi is a Japanese ski jumper who won two consecutive Ladies' FIS Ski Jumping World Cup overall titles in 2012–13 and 2013–14.

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Andreas Wellinger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Andreas Wellinger Germany Andreas Wellinger (born 28 August 1995) is a German ski jumper. His career-best achievements include the individual gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics plus, in team competitions, gold medals ...more

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Simon Ammann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Simon Ammann Switzerland Simon Ammann is a Swiss ski jumper and double Olympic Champion at both the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Noriaki Kasai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Noriaki Kasai Japan Noriaki Kasai is a Japanese ski jumper. Kasai holds many World Cup records, including those for individual starts, team starts, and the most seasons performing in the World Cup. He has competed ...more

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Janne Ahonen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Janne Ahonen Finland Janne Petteri Ahonen is a Finnish ski jumper.

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Gregor Schlierenzauer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Gregor Schlierenzauer Austria Gregor Schlierenzauer, is an Austrian ski jumper. He began his senior career in 2005–06 with one win and three additional podiums in the Ski Jumping Grand Prix, and made his World Cup debut in ...more

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Thomas Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Thomas Morgenstern Austria Thomas Morgenstern is an Austrian former ski jumper. He is one of the most successful contemporary ski jumpers, having won the World Cup twice; the Four Hills Tournament and the Nordic ...more

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Peter Prevc is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Peter Prevc Slovenia Peter Prevc is a Slovenian ski jumper competing at World Cup level. He won a silver and a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics, a silver and a bronze at the 2013 Nordic World Ski ...more

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Stefan Hula, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Stefan Hula, Jr. Poland Stefan Hula, Jr. is a Polish ski jumper who has competed since 2002. He competed twice at the Winter Olympic Games in Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010. His best result is the first place on the ...more

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Kazuyoshi Funaki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Kazuyoshi Funaki Japan Kazuyoshi Funaki is a Japanese ski jumper. He ranked among the most successful sportsmen of its discipline, particularly in the 1990s. Funaki is known for his special variant of the V-style, in ...more

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Martin Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Martin Schmitt Germany Martin Schmitt is a German former ski jumper, and one of Germany's most successful athletes. Beginning his competitive career at the Furtwangen area skiing club in Germany, his and Sven ...more

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Matti Hautamäki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Matti Hautamäki Finland Matti Antero Hautamäki is a Finnish former ski jumper. He is one of Finland's most successful ski jumpers, having won sixteen FIS Ski Jumping World Cup events, multiple medals at the Ski ...more

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Roar Ljøkelsøy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Roar Ljøkelsøy Norway Roar Ljøkelsøy is a Norwegian former ski jumper.

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Primož Peterka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Primož Peterka Slovenia Primož Peterka is a Slovenian former ski jumper. During his career he won fifteen World Cup events and two consecutive World Cup titles, making him the third most successful Slovenian winter ...more

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Maren Lundby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Maren Lundby Norway Maren Lundby is a Norwegian ski jumper, who represents the club Kolbukameratene IL.

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Anders Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Anders Jacobsen Norway Anders Jacobsen is a Norwegian ski jumper, representing Ringkollen Skiklubb, and the youngest Norwegian to have won the Four Hills Tournament. He has competed since 2003.

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Martin Koch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Martin Koch Austria Martin Koch is an Austrian former ski jumper.

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Johann André Forfang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Johann André Forfang

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Robert Kranjec is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Robert Kranjec Slovenia Robert Kranjec is a Slovenian ski jumper.

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Tom Hilde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Tom Hilde Norway Tom Hilde, is a Norwegian ski jumper who has competed since 2005. Having first competed with the Norwegian World Cup team in 2006, he won two silver medals in the team large hill event at the ...more

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Anders Bardal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Anders Bardal Norway Anders Bardal is a Norwegian former ski jumper who competed from 2001 to 2015.

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Bjørn Einar Romøren is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Bjørn Einar Romøren Norway Bjørn Einar Romøren is a Norwegian former ski jumper who represented Øvrevoll Hosle IL in Bærum.

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Daiki Ito is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Daiki Ito Japan Daiki Ito is a Japanese ski jumper who has competed since 2002. He won two bronze medals in the team large hill event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. He won four world cup individual ...more

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Stefan Kraft is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
ZacharyWilliams added Stefan Kraft Austria Stefan Kraft is an Austrian ski jumper.

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Sigurd Pettersen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Sigurd Pettersen Norway Sigurd Pettersen is a Norwegian former ski jumper. His greatest achievement is winning the 2003–04 Four Hills Tournament, with wins in Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Bischofshofen. ...more

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Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards England Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, is a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. At the time, ...more

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Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Steve Young United States of America Jon Steven "Steve" Young is a former professional American football quarterback who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. Young played college football for Brigham Young ...more

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Łukasz Rutkowski is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Łukasz Rutkowski Poland Łukasz Rutkowski is a Polish ski jumper.

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Tommy Ingebrigtsen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Razvan Peter Nemes added Tommy Ingebrigtsen Norway Tommy Ingebrigtsen is a Norwegian former ski jumper who represented Byåsen IL in Trondheim. He won the large hill competition at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 in Thunder Bay, ...more

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Krzysztof Miętus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Krzysztof Miętus Poland Krzysztof Miętus is a Polish ski jumper who has competed since 2008. He is a member of Polish youth team, he participated in the Olympics in Vancouver 2010.

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Andreas Kofler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Andreas Kofler Austria Andreas Kofler is an Austrian ski jumper, competing for the Austrian Ski Federation.

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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Tom Brady United States of America Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr., nicknamed Tom Terrific, is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After playing college ...more

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Takanobu Okabe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Takanobu Okabe Japan Takanobu Okabe is a Japanese former ski jumper who competed in the ski jumping World Cup from 1990 to 2014. His debut World Cup performance was on December 16, 1989 in Sapporo and at the moment ...more

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Jernej Damjan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Jernej Damjan Slovenia Jernej Damjan is a Slovenian ski jumper. He won a bronze medal in the team normal hill event at the 2005 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf and finished 28th in the individual ...more

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Dimitry Vassiliev is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Dimitry Vassiliev Russia, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Dimitry Viktorovich Vassiliev is a Russian ski jumper who has been competing in the World Cup since 1999. His best finish at the World Championships is fifth in the team normal hill in ...more

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Andreas Küttel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Andreas Küttel Switzerland Andreas Küttel is a Swiss former ski jumper.

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MacKenzie Boyd-Clowes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
MacKenzie Boyd-Clowes Canada Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes is a Canadian ski jumper who has competed on the World Cup level since 2009. He holds the Canadian ski jumping distance record of 205.0 metres which he jumped in Harrachov ...more

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Harri Olli is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Harri Olli Finland Harri Olli is a Finnish ski jumper. His best achievement was a silver medal in the individual large hill at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo. In the 2005–06 Continental Cup ...more

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Wolfgang Loitzl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Wolfgang Loitzl Austria Wolfgang "Wuff" Loitzl is an Austrian former ski jumper who competed from 1997 to 2014. He won seven medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with six golds and one bronze. He ...more

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Jakub Janda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Jakub Janda Slovenia Jakub Janda is a Czech ski jumper, winner of 2005–6 Four Hills Tournament and winner of the Ski jumping World Cup 2005–6. He entered Ski jumping World Cup in 1996, but his first major success ...more

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Michael Neumayer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Michael Neumayer Germany Michael Neumayer is a German ski jumper who has competed since 2001. He won a silver medal in the team normal hill at the 2005 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf and finished 32nd ...more

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Janne Happonen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Janne Happonen Finland Janne Mikael Happonen is a Finnish ski jumper who has competed since 2002. He represents Puijon Hiihtoseura as his ski club. Happonen has a silver medal in the team large hill event at the 2006 ...more

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Denis Kornilov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Denis Kornilov Russia Denis Aleksandrovich Kornilov is a Russian ski jumper who has been competing since 2003. His best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fifth in the team normal hill in 2005 FIS ...more

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Anders Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Anders Johnson United States of America Anders Johnson is an American ski jumper who has competed since 2002. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 11th in the team large hill at Vancouver in 2010. Johnson ...more

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Veli-Matti Lindström is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Veli-Matti Lindström Finland Veli-Matti Lindström is a Finnish former ski jumper. His career best achievement was a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in the team large hill event. He also won a silver medal in ...more

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Eric Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ski Jumping
Eric Mitchell Canada Eric Mitchell is a Canadian ski jumper who has competed since 2008. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished 12th in the team large hill, 49th in the individual normal hill, and ...more