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Andreas "Andi" Goldberger (born 29 November 1972) is an Austrian former ski jumper who competed from 1991 to 2005.

Andreas Goldberger
Andreas Goldberger (2011).jpg
Country Austria
Born (1972-11-29) 29 November 1972 (age 46)
Ried im Innkreis, Austria
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Personal best225 m (738 ft)
Planica, 18 March 2000
World Cup career
Seasons19912005
Individual wins20
Team wins4
Indiv. podiums63
Team podiums12
Indiv. starts288
Team starts15
Overall titles3 (1993, 1995, 1996)
Four Hills titles2 (1993, 1995)
Ski Flying titles2 (1995, 1996)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Contents

CareerEdit

In a career spanning nearly fifteen years, he won the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup three times (1993, 1995, 1996), the Four Hills Tournament twice (1992/93, 1994/95), with multiple medals in the Ski Jumping World Championships and Winter Olympics.

Despite his success at ski jumping, Goldberger preferred ski flying—a more extreme version of normal ski jumping, in which distances are far greater. In 1994, during training for the Ski Flying World Championships in Planica, he recorded a jump of 202 metres; this made him the first man to ever to jump over 200 metres, but he touched the snow upon landing, thus making the jump invalid as an official world record (Finland's Toni Nieminen would later land a 203 m jump at the same event). In 2000, also at Planica, he jumped 225 m and set a world record which stood until 2003.

World CupEdit

StandingsEdit

Season Overall 4H SF NT JP
1990/91 37 47 14 N/A N/A
1991/92 8 38   N/A N/A
1992/93       N/A N/A
1993/94     13 N/A N/A
1994/95       N/A N/A
1995/96   7   N/A  
1996/97 8   5 69 7
1997/98 17 4 15 40 16
1998/99 17 9 34 9 16
1999/00 5 5 4 5 4
2000/01 14 26 7   N/A
2001/02 13 9 N/A 16 N/A
2003/03 12 9 N/A N/A
2003/04 18 24 N/A 27 N/A
2004/05 36 28 N/A 69 N/A

WinsEdit

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 1992/93 4 January 1993     Innsbruck Bergiselschanze K109 LH
2 6 January 1993     Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K120 LH
3 1993/94 17 December 1993     Courchevel Tremplin du Praz K120 LH
4 4 January 1994     Innsbruck Bergiselschanze K109 LH
5 1994/95 11 December 1994     Planica Srednja Bloudkova K90 NH
6 6 January 1995     Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K120 LH
7 8 January 1995     Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze K120 LH
8 21 January 1995     Sapporo Miyanomori K90 NH
9 28 January 1995     Lahti Salpausselkä K90 NH
10 8 February 1995     Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken K120 (night) LH
11 12 February 1995     Oslo Holmenkollbakken K110 LH
12 18 February 1995     Vikersund Vikersundbakken K175 FH
13 19 February 1995     Vikersund Vikersundbakken K175 FH
14 25 February 1995     Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K182 FH
15 1995/96 4 January 1996     Innsbruck Bergiselschanze K109 LH
16 14 January 1996     Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K120 LH
17 21 January 1996     Sapporo Ōkurayama K115 LH
18 28 January 1996     Zakopane Wielka Krokiew K116 LH
19 11 February 1996     Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf Kulm K185 FH
20 9 March 1996     Harrachov Čerťák K180 FH

ControversyEdit

In 1997 Goldberger admitted to the use of cocaine, and was given a six-month ban from the Austrian Ski Association. As a result of that ban, in November 1997, he even declared he would, from that moment on, compete under the flag of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.[1] Yet, after reaching an agreement with the Austrian Ski Association, he continued competing for his native Austria.

End of careerEdit

Goldberger last World Cup appearance as a ski jumper was in Lahti on 6 March 2005 (49 place). Goldberger officially retired and ended his career with his final jump as a test jumper on 13 January 2006 at flying hill in Kulm, Austria. He jumps at World Cup competition as a test jumper with helmet cam for Austrian national TV station ORF, where he works as a co-commentator.

ReferencesEdit

  • Andreas Goldberger at the International Ski Federation
  • "Holmenkollen winners since 1892". Archived from the original on 24 February 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2007. – click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian)
  • "Official homepage" (in German). Archived from the original on 14 February 2006. Retrieved 19 May 2019.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
Records
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Thomas Hörl
World's longest ski jump
225 m (738 ft)

18 March 200020 March 2003
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Adam Małysz
Awards
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Patrick Ortlieb
Austrian Sportsman of the year
1993
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Thomas Stangassinger
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Thomas Muster
Austrian Sportsman of the year
1996
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Toni Polster