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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  • Matti Nykänen
    235 votes
    • Birthplace: Jyväskylä, Finland
    Matti Ensio Nykänen (pronunciation ) (17 July 1963 – 4 February 2019) was a Finnish ski jumper who competed from 1981 to 1991. Widely considered to be the greatest male ski jumper of all time, he won ...more
  • Kamil Stoch
    538 votes
    • Birthplace: Zakopane, Poland
    Kamil Wiktor Stoch (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkamil stɔx]; born 25 May 1987) is a Polish ski jumper. He is one of the most successful ski jumpers from Poland, as well as in the history of the sport, ...more
  • Maren Lundby

    Maren Lundby

    280 votes
    • Birthplace: Gjøvik, Norway
    Maren Lundby (born 7 September 1994) is a Norwegian ski jumper. She is one of the sport's most successful female athletes, having won the 2017/18 and 2018/19 women's World Cup overall titles, and a ...more
  • Adam Małysz
    578 votes
    • Birthplace: Wisła, Poland
    Adam Henryk Małysz ([ˈadam ˈmawɨʂ] (listen); born 3 December 1977) is a Polish former ski jumper and rally driver. In ski jumping he competed from 1995 to 2011, and is one of the most successful ...more
  • Robert Johansson

    Robert Johansson

    768 votes
    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. In ...more
  • Sara Takanashi
    677 votes
    • Birthplace: Kamikawa, Japan
    Sara Takanashi (高梨 沙羅, Takanashi Sara) (born 8 October 1996) is a Japanese ski jumper. She is the most successful female ski jumper to date, as well as one of the most successful athletes in the ...more