|FIS Ski Flying World Championships|
The FIS Ski Flying World Championships is a ski flying event organised by the International Ski Federation and held every two years. The event takes place on hills much larger than ski jumping hills, with the K-point set between 185 metres (607 ft) and 200 m (660 ft). Unlike ordinary ski jumping, the Ski Flying World Champion is determined after four jumps. 40 jumpers qualify for the competition and jump the first round, 10 are eliminated, and the 30 remaining jumpers compete in the last three rounds. The person with most points combined after four jumps is declared the World Champion. In 2004, the FIS introduced a team event between national teams of four jumpers, with two jumps each.
|1972||Letalnica Bratov Gorišek||K165||2|
|1979||Velikanka bratov Gorišek||K185||4|
|1985||Velikanka bratov Gorišek||K185||3|
|1994||Velikanka bratov Gorišek||K185||2|
|2004||Letalnica bratov Gorišek||K185||4|
|2010||Letalnica bratov Gorišek||HS215||4||50 million|
|2020||Letalnica bratov Gorišek||HS240||–|
After the 2018 championships
|Totals (13 nations)||32||32||32||96|
Ski jumping is a winter sport in which competitors aim to achieve the longest jump after descending from a specially designed ramp on their skis. Along with jump length, competitor's style and other factors affect the final score. Ski jumping was first contested in Norway in the late 19th century, and later spread through Europe and North America in the early 20th century. Along with cross-country skiing, it constitutes the traditional group of Nordic skiing disciplines.
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