Toni Innauer

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Toni Innauer
Toni Innauer Val di Fiemme 2013 (normal hill individual).jpg
CountryFlag of Austria.svg  Austria
Born (1958-04-01) 1 April 1958 (age 62)
Bezau, Austria
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Personal best176 m (577 ft)
Oberstdorf, 7 March 1976
World Cup career
Seasons 1980
Individual wins2
Indiv. podiums3
Indiv. starts10
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Anton Innauer (born 1 April 1958) is an Austrian former ski jumper.



His best-known success was at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, where he won a gold medal in the individual normal hill event. Innauer also won a silver medal in the individual large hill at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck and the ski jumping event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1975. He also won the silver medal at the Ski flying World Championships in Vikersund in 1977.

On 5 March 1976, he set the ski jumping world record distance at 174 metres (571 ft). [1] [2] And again two days later improved world record at 176 metres (577 ft), both of them set in Oberstdorf, West Germany. [3]

Innauer retired from competitions in 1980 due to an ankle injury. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Graz with a degree in philosophy, psychology, and sports science. His thesis was on the sociology of ski jumping. Between 1987 and 1989, he was a ski jumper and ski jumping coach. In 1989–1992 and 2001/02, he trained the Austrian ski jumping team. In 1993–2001 and since 2002, he has been director of Nordic skiing in the Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV). He is also the ski jumping expert for German TV channel ZDF. [4]

At a 1976 (March 5–7) ski jumping event in Oberstdorf, Germany, Innauer became the first person to achieve perfect marks from all five judges (20 points maximum). This mark has been matched by only five others since: Kazuyoshi Funaki at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Sven Hannawald and Hideharu Miyahira at the same 2003 World Cup competition in Willingen, Germany, [5] Wolfgang Loitzl at Bischofshofen, Austria in 2009 during the 2008/09 Four Hills Tournament. [6] and Peter Prevc in 2015 World Cup competition in Planica [7]

World Cup


1979/80 935


1 1979/80 27 December 1979   Flag of Italy.svg Cortina d'Ampezzo Trampolino Italia K92NH
22 March 1980   Flag of Switzerland.svg Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K116LH

Ski jumping world records

5 March 1976   Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K175 Oberstdorf, West Germany 174571
7 March 1976   Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K175 Oberstdorf, West Germany 176577

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  2. "Toni Innauer & Falko Weißpflog - Oberstdorf 1976 - 174 m - World record". YouTube. 5 March 1976.
  3. "Innauer zdaj pri 176 m! (page 9)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 8 March 1976.
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Preceded by
Flag of Austria.svg Armin Kogler
Austrian Sportsman of the year
Succeeded by
Flag of Austria.svg Armin Kogler