In ski jumping, there is a specially constructed take-off ramp from which ski jumpers jump as higher as possible and fly down the hill. It’s pretty much of a normal skiing and it’s a part of Winter Olympics. There are 3 types of skiing: Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing and Telemark Skiing. Ski jumping can also be played in Summer on artificial surfaces. It basically differs from snowboarding and also it has been considered as more dangerous sport than snowboarding. But there are many ski jumpers who are doing it with the best of their skills and they’re the fantastic athletes. So keeping up those talented ones in mind, we have compiled a list of Top 10 Best Ski Jumpers in 2016. Let’s take a look!
10. Rok Urbanc
Rok urbanc was born on 28 February, 1985. He is the world cup winner in 2007 and known as an extremely skilled and talented Slovenian ski jumper. He holds the 10th spot in our list.
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9. Primoz Peterka
Primoz Peterka has won 15 times in World Cup events, 2-times world champion title, 4-times Hills Tournament etc. His records are all enough to make him one of the best ski jumpers in the world and a successful Slovenian athlete.
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8. Adam Henryk Malysz
One of the all-time best ski jumpers in the world. Adam Henryk is a former ski jumper and currently he is a Rally Driver. In his skiing career, he has won numerous awards and has multiple achievements including 4-times Individual Winter Olympics Medalist, 4-times World Cup title winner, 39 Individual Competition Winner and more. He is also the only one ski jumper to have won 3 consecutive World Cup titles (2001, 2002 and 2003) in a career. All that makes him one of the best known sportsmen in the world and the 8th best ski jumper in the world.
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7. Thomas Horl
Former Austrian ski jumper who began his career in 1997. Thomas Horl won a Alpine Cup at the age of 15, in 1996. After his great achievements on junior level, he took his skiing career on senior level, participated in World Cups and came out successful. He even made a world record of highest ski jump of 224.5 meters, which was broken on the very next day by Andreas Goldberger who jumped 225 meters high. Overall, Thomas Horl’s records are incredible and that’s what makes him the 7th best ski jumper in the world and one of the best Austrian athlete.
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6. Anders Fannemel
Norwegian ski jumper who currently holds a world record of a longest ski jump of 251.5. He began skiing when he was just 14 years old and that’s quiet late as compared to the other professional ski jumpers. He made his debut in 2008, participating in the Continental Cup where he held 7th position twice for 2 days. He is been fantastic so far and quiet a successful ski jumper in the world.
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5. Matti Hautamaki
Most successful Finnish ski jumper we have here. Matti Hautamaki has won numerous individual skiing world cup competitions, numerous medals at World Championship and in Winter Olympics and even have won Nordic Skiing Tournament twice. He has achieved 4-times world record of longest ski flying distances. He currently holds the record of 214.5 meters distance in ski flying. Matti Hautamaki is regarded as one of the best sportsmen in the world and the 5th best ski jumpers in the world.
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4. Bjorn Einar Romoeren
Former Norwegian ski jumper Bjorn Einar Romoeren has won numerous World Cup competitions in his career and also he is been a Bronze Medalist for twice in World Championships. In 2006, he also won a Bronze Medal in Winter Olympics. He had a successful skiing career and regarded as the best Norwegian ski jumper of all-time.
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3. Johan Remen Evensen
Johan Remen Evensen is a Norwegian ski jumper who currently holds the 3rd spot in the list of Top 10 Ski jumpers In The World. He held the world record of longest ski jump of 246.5 meters previously. He made his debut as a ski jumper in the World Cup season of 2008-09. He is now considered as one of the best Norwegian ski jumper in the world because of his 12 consecutive winnings on the top spot. He is one of the best and talented athlete in the world.
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2. Peter Prevc
Peter Prevc is a Slovenian ski jumper who currently holds the 2nd spot in the list of Top 10 Best Ski Jumpers and also he is well-known as one of the best sportsmen in the world. In his skiing career, he has won Ski Jumping World Cup in 2016 and finished as runner-up in 2014 and 2015, won Four Hills Tournament 2016, Ski Flying World Championships 2016, silver and bronze medalist in 2014 Winter Olympics, silver and bronze medalist in 2013 Ski Flying World Championships etc. Peter Prevc is the 2nd best ski jumper we have in our list.
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1. Andreas Goldberger
Winner! Andreas Goldberger is an Austrian ski jumper who currently holds the 1st spot in the list of Top 10 Ski Jumpers in the world. Actually, his 15 years ski jumping career has been quiet inspiring because of his achievements. He has won FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 3-times, the Four Hills Tournament for twice, multiple medals in Winter Olympics and Ski Jumping World Championships etc. He is not just a ski jumper but also he had his luck with sky flying in which the distances are far more greater. But he picked his spot to the higher level. Incredibly, one of the best athletes in the world.
That’s all! These ski jumpers had greater career achievements and they’re undoubtedly the best athletes in the world as well. Share your thoughts!
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