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.
|Born||6 March 1962|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Personal best||191 m (627 ft)|
Kulm, 9 March 1986
Planica,14 March 1987
|World Cup career|
|Overall titles||1 (1991)|
|Updated on 10 February 2016.|
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
|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
|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.
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- "Felderju sobotna tekma, Fijasu pa svetovni rekord (page 11)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 16 March 1987.
- Andreas Felder at the International Ski Federation
- Andreas Felder at the International Olympic Committee
- Andreas Felder at Olympedia
- "Holmenkollen winners since 1892". Archived from the original on 24 February 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2007. – click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)