Jens Salumäe

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Jens Salumäe
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Born (1981-03-15) 15 March 1981 (age 38)
Tallinn, Estonia [1]
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Ski clubPuijon Hihtoseura
Personal best197m
World Cup career
Seasons2002–2007
Updated on 13 January 2012.

Jens Salumäe (born 15 March 1981) [1] is an Estonian former ski jumper and nordic combined skier who has been competing since 2002. He finished 23rd in the individual large hill event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Estonia Republic in Baltic Region of Northern Europe

Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi), water 2,839 km2 (1,096 sq mi), land area 42,388 km2 (16,366 sq mi), and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The official language of the country, Estonian, is the second-most-spoken Finnic language.

Ski jumping skiing sport with jumping down a hill

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.

Nordic combined winter sport combining the events of cross-country skiing and ski jumping

Nordic combined is a winter sport in which athletes compete in cross-country skiing and ski jumping. Nordic combined at the Winter Olympics and the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup are ongoing.

Salumäe finished 37th in the individual normal hill event at the 2005 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf. He finished 25th in the individual event at the 2004 Ski-flying World Championships in Planica.

Oberstdorf Place in Bavaria, Germany

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Planica Alpine valley

Planica is an Alpine valley in northwestern Slovenia, extending south from the border village of Rateče, not far from another well-known ski resort, Kranjska Gora. Further south, the valley extends into the Tamar Valley, a popular hiking destination in Triglav National Park.

Salumäe's best individual World Cup finish was 21 in a large hill event in Kuusamo, Finland in 2003. His best individual career finish was eighth in a Continental Cup large hill event in Germany in 2005.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

He held the Estonian record with 197 metres. [2] [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Jens Salumäe" . Retrieved Dec 28, 2018.
  2. http://sport.postimees.ee/?id=39182
  3. http://sport.delfi.ee/news/suusatamine/eesti/voimas-kaarel-nurmsalu-huppas-lennumae-mmil-eesti-rekordi.d?id=63970807