FIS Ski Flying World Championships

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FIS Ski Flying World Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)January–March
Frequencybiannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1972 (1972)
Organised by FIS

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.

Ski flying individual sport discipline derived from ski jumping

Ski flying is a winter sport discipline derived from ski jumping, in which much greater distances can be achieved. It is a form of competitive Nordic skiing where athletes descend individually at very fast speeds along a specially designed takeoff ramp using skis only; jump from the end of it with as much power as they can generate; then glide – or 'fly' – as far as possible down a steeply sloped hill; and ultimately land within a target zone in a stable manner. Points are awarded for distance and stylistic merit by five judges, and events are governed by the International Ski Federation.

International Ski Federation international governing body for ski sports

The Fédération Internationale de Ski is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in Chamonix on 2 February 1924, it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international competition rules. The organization now has a membership of 118 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.

Ski jumping hill venue used for ski jumping

A ski jumping hill is a sports venue used for ski jumping. They vary in size from temporary handmade snow structures to permanent competition venues. At the top is an in-run where the jumper runs down to generate sufficient speed, before reaching the jump. The skier is then airborne until landing on the landing slope. The last part of the hill is the out-run, which may be either flat or even uphill, allowing the jumper to stop. The steepest point of the hill is the construction point, which is used to determine the score of a particular length. The size of a hill is measured in the hill size. Hills with a hill size exceeding HS185 are designated ski flying hills; there are five such hills in the world.

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Host cities

EditionPlaceHillHSRoundsTV audience
1972 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek K1652
1973 Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K1752
1975 Flag of Austria.svg Bad Mitterndorf Kulm K1653
1977 Flag of Norway.svg Vikersund Vikersundbakken K1504
1979 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Planica Velikanka bratov Gorišek K1854
1981 Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K1754
1983 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Harrachov Čerťák K1804
1985 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Planica Velikanka bratov Gorišek K1853
1986 Flag of Austria.svg Bad Mitterndorf Kulm K1854
1988 Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K1822
1990 Flag of Norway.svg Vikersund Vikersundbakken K1752
1992 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Harrachov Čerťák K1803
1994 Flag of Slovenia.svg Planica Velikanka bratov Gorišek K1852
1996 Flag of Austria.svg Bad Mitterndorf Kulm K1854
1998 Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K1854
2000 Flag of Norway.svg Vikersund Vikersundbakken K1852
2002 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Harrachov Čerťák K1852
2004 Flag of Slovenia.svg Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek K1854
2006 Flag of Austria.svg Bad Mitterndorf Kulm HS2004
2008 Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze HS213435 million [1]
2010 Flag of Slovenia.svg Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS215450 million [2]
2012 Flag of Norway.svg Vikersund Vikersundbakken HS225267 million [2]
2014 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Harrachov Čerťák HS2052
2016 Flag of Austria.svg Bad Mitterndorf Kulm HS2253
2018 Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze HS2353
2020 Flag of Slovenia.svg Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS240
2022 Flag of Norway.svg Vikersund Vikersundbakken HS240

Championships

Individual

EditionPlaceYearGoldSilverBronze
1 Planica 1972 Flag of Switzerland.svg Walter Steiner Flag of East Germany.svg Heinz Wossipiwo Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Raška
2 Oberstdorf 1973 Flag of East Germany.svg Hans-Georg Aschenbach Flag of Switzerland.svg Walter Steiner Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karel Kodejška
3 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf 1975 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karel Kodejška Flag of East Germany.svg Rainer Schmidt Flag of Austria.svg Karl Schnabl
4 Vikersund 1977 Flag of Switzerland.svg Walter Steiner Flag of Austria.svg Anton Innauer Flag of East Germany.svg Henry Glaß
5 Planica 1979 Flag of Austria.svg Armin Kogler Flag of East Germany.svg Axel Zitzmann Flag of Poland.svg Piotr Fijas
6 Oberstdorf 1981 Flag of Finland.svg Jari Puikkonen Flag of Austria.svg Armin Kogler Flag of Norway.svg Tom Levorstad
7 Harrachov 1983 Flag of East Germany.svg Klaus Ostwald Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Ploc Flag of Finland.svg Matti Nykänen
8 Planica 1985 Flag of Finland.svg Matti Nykänen Flag of East Germany.svg Jens Weißflog Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Ploc
9 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf 1986 Flag of Austria.svg Andreas Felder Flag of Austria.svg Franz Neuländtner Flag of Finland.svg Matti Nykänen
10 Oberstdorf 1988 Flag of Norway.svg Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Primož Ulaga Flag of Finland.svg Matti Nykänen
11 Vikersund 1990 Flag of Germany.svg Dieter Thoma Flag of Finland.svg Matti Nykänen Flag of East Germany.svg Jens Weißflog
12 Harrachov 1992 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Noriaki Kasai Flag of Austria.svg Andreas Goldberger Flag of Italy.svg Roberto Cecon
13 Planica 1994 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Sakala Flag of Norway.svg Espen Bredesen Flag of Italy.svg Roberto Cecon
14 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf 1996 Flag of Austria.svg Andreas Goldberger Flag of Finland.svg Janne Ahonen Flag of Slovenia.svg Urban Franc
15 Oberstdorf 1998 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kazuyoshi Funaki Flag of Germany.svg Sven Hannawald Flag of Germany.svg Dieter Thoma
16 Vikersund 2000 Flag of Germany.svg Sven Hannawald Flag of Austria.svg Andreas Widhölzl Flag of Finland.svg Janne Ahonen
17 Harrachov 2002 Flag of Germany.svg Sven Hannawald Flag of Germany.svg Martin Schmitt Flag of Finland.svg Matti Hautamäki
18 Planica 2004 Flag of Norway.svg Roar Ljøkelsøy Flag of Finland.svg Janne Ahonen Flag of Finland.svg Tami Kiuru
19 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf 2006 Flag of Norway.svg Roar Ljøkelsøy Flag of Austria.svg Andreas Widhölzl Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Morgenstern
20 Oberstdorf 2008 Flag of Austria.svg Gregor Schlierenzauer Flag of Austria.svg Martin Koch Flag of Finland.svg Janne Ahonen
21 Planica 2010 Flag of Switzerland.svg Simon Ammann Flag of Austria.svg Gregor Schlierenzauer Flag of Norway.svg Anders Jacobsen
22 Vikersund 2012 Flag of Slovenia.svg Robert Kranjec Flag of Norway.svg Rune Velta Flag of Austria.svg Martin Koch
23 Harrachov 2014 Flag of Germany.svg Severin Freund Flag of Norway.svg Anders Bardal Flag of Slovenia.svg Peter Prevc
24 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf 2016 Flag of Slovenia.svg Peter Prevc Flag of Norway.svg Kenneth Gangnes Flag of Austria.svg Stefan Kraft
25 Oberstdorf 2018 Flag of Norway.svg Daniel-André Tande Flag of Poland.svg Kamil Stoch Flag of Germany.svg Richard Freitag

Team

EditionPlaceYearGoldSilverBronze
1 Planica 2004 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Roar Ljøkelsøy
Sigurd Pettersen
Bjørn Einar Romøren
Tommy Ingebrigtsen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Janne Ahonen
Tami Kiuru
Matti Hautamäki
Veli-Matti Lindström
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Thomas Morgenstern
Andreas Widhölzl
Andreas Goldberger
Wolfgang Loitzl
2 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf 2006 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Roar Ljøkelsøy
Lars Bystøl
Bjørn Einar Romøren
Tommy Ingebrigtsen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Janne Ahonen
Tami Kiuru
Matti Hautamäki
Janne Happonen
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Michael Neumayer
Georg Späth
Alexander Herr
Michael Uhrmann
3 Oberstdorf 2008 Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Gregor Schlierenzauer
Andreas Kofler
Thomas Morgenstern
Martin Koch
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Janne Ahonen
Matti Hautamäki
Harri Olli
Janne Happonen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Anders Jacobsen
Tom Hilde
Anders Bardal
Bjørn Einar Romøren
4 Planica 2010 Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Gregor Schlierenzauer
Martin Koch
Thomas Morgenstern
Wolfgang Loitzl
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Anders Jacobsen
Johan Remen Evensen
Anders Bardal
Bjørn Einar Romøren
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Olli Muotka
Matti Hautamäki
Harri Olli
Janne Happonen
5 Vikersund 2012 Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Martin Koch
Gregor Schlierenzauer
Andreas Kofler
Thomas Morgenstern
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Severin Freund
Maximilian Mechler
Richard Freitag
Andreas Wank
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Robert Kranjec
Jure Šinkovec
Jurij Tepeš
Jernej Damjan
Harrachov 2014 strong wind
6 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf 2016 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Anders Fannemel
Johann André Forfang
Daniel-André Tande
Kenneth Gangnes
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Andreas Wellinger
Stephan Leyhe
Richard Freitag
Severin Freund
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Stefan Kraft
Manuel Poppinger
Manuel Fettner
Michael Hayböck
7 Oberstdorf 2018 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Johann André Forfang
Daniel-André Tande
Robert Johansson
Andreas Stjernen
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Peter Prevc
Domen Prevc
Anže Semenič
Jernej Damjan
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Kamil Stoch
Piotr Żyła
Dawid Kubacki
Stefan Hula Jr.

Medals table

After the 2018 championships

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)85316
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)78621
3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)44311
4Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  (SUI)3104
5Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)26816
6Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)2428
7Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)2136
8Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)2002
9Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)1135
10Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)1001
11Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0123
12Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)0101
13Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0022
Totals (13 nations)32323296

See also

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships international Nordic skiing competitions

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships is a biannial nordic skiing event organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS). The World Championships was started in 1925 for men and opened for women's participation in 1954. World Championship events include nordic skiing's three disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and nordic combined. From 1924 to 1939, the World Championships were held every year, including the Winter Olympics. After World War II, the World Championships were held every four years from 1950 to 1982. Since 1985, the World Championships have been held in odd-numbered years.

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References

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