Andreas "Andi" Goldberger (born 29 November 1972) is an Austrian former ski jumper who competed from 1991 to 2005. In 1997 Goldberger admitted to the use of cocaine, and was given a six-month ban by the Austrian Ski Association.
|Born||29 November 1972|
Ried im Innkreis, Austria
|Height||172 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Personal best||225 m (738 ft)|
Planica, 18 March 2000
|World Cup career|
|Overall titles||3 (1993, 1995, 1996)|
|Four Hills titles||2 (1993, 1995)|
|Ski Flying titles||2 (1995, 1996)|
|Updated on 10 February 2016.|
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.
|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|
Ski jumping world recordsEdit
|17 March 1994||Velikanka bratov Gorišek K185||Planica, Slovenia||202||663|
|18 March 2000||Velikanka bratov Gorišek K185||Planica, Slovenia||225||738|
Not recognized! Ground touch at world record distance, but first ever jump over 200 metres.
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. 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.
- 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 (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)
| World's longest ski jump
225 m (738 ft)
18 March 2000 – 20 March 2003
| Austrian Sportsman of the year
| Austrian Sportsman of the year