Andreas Felder

Andreas Felder (born 6 March 1962) is an Austrian former ski jumper. During this period he dominated the sport, together with contemporaries Jens Weißflog and Matti Nykänen. He finished in the top three overall six times in the World Cup and won the 1990/91 overall. He won his first international championship medal at the 1982 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo with a silver medal in the team large hill event.

Andreas Felder
Country Austria
Born (1962-03-06) 6 March 1962 (age 60)
Hall, Austria
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Personal best191 m (627 ft)
Kulm, 9 March 1986
Planica,14 March 1987
World Cup career
Seasons19801992
Individual wins25
Indiv. podiums51
Team podiums2
Indiv. starts166
Team starts2
Overall titles1 (1991)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

CareerEdit

His big breakthrough came in the 1984/85 season. In December that year he won the World cup competition in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He won six competitions in that season, but ended in 2nd place overall behind Matti Nykänen. At the 1985 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, he won silver medals both in the individual normal hill and the team large hill.

He won the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 1986 in Bad Mitterndorf, the 1987 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf with gold in the individual large hill and bronze in the team large hill events. He won the ski jumping competition at the 1987 Holmenkollen ski festival. In the 1990/91 season and won his only World Cup overall and also won the team large hill gold medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships 1991.

He also won a silver medal in the team large hill at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.[1] Felder finished his World Cup career with victory on 29 March 1992 when he won the ski jumping competition in Planica, Slovenia. After his retirement he became a manager in the Austrian Ski Federation (until March 19th, 1997). Afterwards he was a manager in the German Ski Federation's Nordic Combined Team.

Ski flyingEdit

On 9 March 1986, he tied the world ski jumping distance record with Matti Nykänen at 191 metres (627 ft) at FIS Ski Flying World Championhips on Kulm hill in Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria.[2][3]

On 13 March 1987, he touched the ground at world record distance at 192 metres (630 ft) at the World Cup official training on Velikanka bratov Gorišek in Planica, Yugoslavia.[4][5] On the next day he landed at 191 metres (627 ft) and only tied his personal best, as this jump was achieved in the repeated third round, after and because of the world record by Piotr Fijas.[6]

CoachingEdit

In 1995 Felder replaced Heinz Koch as the head coach of Austrian ski jumping team. He led Reinhard Schwarzenberger to third place in Four Hills Tournament, and Andreas Goldberger to victory in the 1995-96 World Cup, and a gold medal during the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 1996. In the following season he helped Goldberger win bronze medal during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1997 in Trondheim. After the end of the season Felder resigned. He became team's head coach once again in 2018, replacing Heinz Kuttin. With Felder as his coach, Stefan Kraft won bronze in Seefeld in 2019, and won the 2019-20 World Cup.

World CupEdit

StandingsEdit

Season Overall 4H SF
1979/80 112 N/A
1980/81 13 74 N/A
1981/82 14 55 N/A
1982/83 46 N/A
1983/84 15 10 N/A
1984/85   6 N/A
1985/86   15 N/A
1986/87   12 N/A
1987/88 23 28 N/A
1988/89 14 19 N/A
1989/90   14 N/A
1990/91     10
1991/92   6  

WinsEdit

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 1984/85 8 December 1984     Thunder Bay Big Thunder K89 NH
2 8 December 1984     Thunder Bay Big Thunder K120 LH
3 15 December 1984     Lake Placid MacKenzie Intervale K114 LH
4 16 December 1984     Lake Placid MacKenzie Intervale K86 NH
5 3 March 1985     Lahti Salpausselkä K113 LH
6 8 March 1985     Falun Lugnet K112 LH
7 1985/86 15 February 1986     Vikersund Vikersundbakken K155 FH
8 16 February 1986     Vikersund Vikersundbakken K155 FH
9 23 February 1986     Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K120 LH
10 1986/87 14 March 1987     Planica Velikanka bratov Gorišek K185 FH
11 21 March 1987     Oslo Holmenkollbakken K105 LH
12 1989/90 4 March 1990     Lahti Salpausselkä K90 NH
13 7 March 1990     Örnsköldsvik Paradiskullen K82 NH
14 17 March 1990     Raufoss Lønnbergbakken K90 NH
15 1990/91 1 December 1990     Lake Placid MacKenzie Intervale K86 NH
16 8 December 1990     Thunder Bay Big Thunder K90 NH
17 8 December 1990     Thunder Bay Big Thunder K120 LH
18 1 January 1991     Garmisch-Partenkirchen Große Olympiaschanze K107 LH
19 6 January 1991     Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K111 LH
20 2 March 1991     Lahti Salpausselkä K90 NH
21 3 March 1991     Lahti Salpausselkä K114 LH
22 1991/92 1 January 1992     Garmisch-Partenkirchen Große Olympiaschanze K107 LH
23 17 January 1992     St. Moritz Olympiaschanze K95 NH
24 19 January 1992     Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K120 LH
25 29 March 1992     Planica Bloudkova velikanka K120 LH

Ski jumping world recordsEdit

Date Hill Location Metres Feet
9 March 1986   Kulm K185 Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria 191 627
13 March 1987   Velikanka bratov Gorišek K185 Planica, Yugoslavia 192 630

  Not recognized! Touched the ground at world record distance.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Andreas Felder". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Zmagoslavje Avstrijcev na 9. SP (page 1)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 10 March 1986.
  3. ^ "Andreas Felder - Kulm 1986 - 191 m - World record". YouTube. 9 March 1986. Archived from the original on 14 December 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Felder z znamenjem, ki ne velja (page 1)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 14 March 1987.
  5. ^ "Andreas Felder na treningu pod Poncami poletel 192m (page 5)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 14 March 1987.
  6. ^ "Felderju sobotna tekma, Fijasu pa svetovni rekord (page 11)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 16 March 1987.

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Awards
Preceded by Austrian Sportsman of the year
1987
Succeeded by