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Jaroslav Sakala (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjaroslaf ˈsakala]; born 14 July 1969) is a former ski jumper who competed for Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic.

Jaroslav Sakala
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Country  Czechoslovakia (89–92)
 Czech Republic (93–02)
Born (1969-07-14) 14 July 1969 (age 49)
Krnov, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Personal best 202.5 m (664 ft)
Kulm, 18-19 February 2000
World Cup career
Seasons 19892002
Individual wins 4
Indiv. podiums 11
Indiv. starts 182
Team starts 14
Ski Flying titles 2 (1993, 1994)
Updated on 10 February 2016.

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CareerEdit

He entered his first World Cup competition on 15 January 1989 in Harrachov. His first big success was at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville with a bronze medal in the team large hill. Sakala finished second in the 1992-93 Overall World Cup ski jumping and fourth the following season.

He won three medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1993 in Falun with a silver in the individual normal hill and bronzes in the individual and team large hills. Sakala achieved his first World Cup victory on 30 January 1993 at Planica. His only victory on a regular ski jump was in Liberec on 16 January 1994. Sakala's fourth and final World Cup victory on 20 March 1994 at Planica when he won the Ski Flying World Championships. He was the first Czech to break the 200 metre barrier. He could not follow up on these successes in the years afterward and he did not win a medal in ski jumping after 1996, partly because of his conflicts with the Czech skiing federation and because of his short period of excessive drinking.[citation needed] Sakala made more frequent ski flying appearances from 1996 until his 2002 retirement.

World CupEdit

StandingsEdit

Season Overall 4H SF NT JP
1988/89 52 N/A N/A N/A
1989/90 47 31 N/A N/A N/A
1990/91 37 12 21 N/A N/A
1991/92 14 9 13 N/A N/A
1992/93       N/A N/A
1993/94 4 5   N/A N/A
1994/95 34 30 11 N/A N/A
1995/96 18 36 5 N/A 22
1996/97 23 43 10 32
1997/98 21 12 46 17
1998/99 75 72
1999/00 67 52 6
2000/01 62 45 N/A
2001/02 10 N/A N/A

WinsEdit

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 1992/93 30 January 1993     Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf Kulm K185 FH
2 31 January 1993     Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf Kulm K185 FH
3 1993/94 16 January 1994     Liberec Ještěd A K120 LH
4 20 March 1994     Planica Velikanka bratov Gorišek K185 FH

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