Klaus Ostwald

Klaus Ostwald (born 26 August 1958) is an East German former ski jumper.

Klaus Ostwald
Country East Germany
Born (1958-08-26) 26 August 1958 (age 62)
Bad Elster, East Germany
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Personal best176 m (577 ft)
Planica, 16 March 1979
World Cup career
Seasons1980
19821986
Individual wins2
Indiv. podiums9
Indiv. starts42
Updated on 10 February 2016.

CareerEdit

He won the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 1983 in Harrachov. Ostwald earned two medals in the team large hill at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a silver in 1984 and a bronze in 1985. His best individual finish at the world championships was 4th in the individual large hill in 1982. His best finish at the Winter Olympics was 13th in the normal hill at Sarajevo in 1984. He also had World Cup wins.

On 18 March 1979, at the 5th Ski Flying World Championships, he tied the ski jumping world record distance at 176 metres (577 ft) on Velikanka bratov Gorišek in Planica, Yugoslavia.[1][2]

World CupEdit

StandingsEdit

Season Overall 4H
1979/80 21 4
1981/82 17 12
1982/83 17 10
1983/84 7  
1984/85 12  
1985/86 37 55

WinsEdit

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 1981/82 31 January 1982     Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K116 LH
2 1983/84 30 December 1983     Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze K115 LH

Ski jumping world recordEdit

Date Hill Location Metres Feet
18 March 1979   Velikanka bratov Gorišek K165 Planica, Yugoslavia 176 577

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Koglerju naslov, Ostwaldu rekord (page 9)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 19 March 1979.
  2. ^ "Klaus Ostwald - Planica 1979 - 176 m - World record". YouTube. 18 March 1979.

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