Piotr Fijas (born 27 July 1958) is a Polish former ski jumper.

Piotr Fijas
Piotr Fijas (2011).jpg
Country Poland
Born (1958-07-27) 27 July 1958 (age 64)
Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Personal best194 m (636 ft)
Planica, 14 March 1987
World Cup career
Seasons19801988
Individual wins3
Indiv. podiums10
Indiv. starts62
Updated on 10 February 2016.

CareerEdit

Fijas won a bronze medal at the 1979 FIS Ski Flying World Championships in Planica, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia).

He finished seventh on the individual normal hill at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, and scored three individual World Cup wins between 1980 and 1986, all in individual large hill competitions.

The last and all-time world record in parallel styleEdit

On 14 March 1987, he set the last parallel style ski jumping world record at 194 metres (636 ft) on Velikanka bratov Gorišek in Planica, Yugoslavia.[1][2][3] It was held for seven years and only after that period world record was officially discussed and recognized at FIS Autumn meeting '94 (as decided at FIS Congress in Rio de Janeiro), when ridiculous 191 metres rule established by World Cup founder Torbjørn Yggeseth, was lifted.[4]

World CupEdit

StandingsEdit

Season Overall 4H
1979/80 16 8
1980/81 32 35
1981/82 26
1982/83 43 13
1983/84 17 29
1984/85 14 7
1985/86 15 7
1986/87 31 115
1987/88 55 29

WinsEdit

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 1979/80 27 January 1980     Zakopane Wielka Krokiew K115 LH
2 9 February 1980     St. Nizier Dauphine K112 LH
3 1985/86 12 January 1986     Liberec Ještěd A K115 LH

Ski jumping world recordEdit

The last and all-time parallel style ski jumping world record in history.

Date Hill Location Metres Feet
14 March 1987   Velikanka bratov Gorišek K185 Planica, Yugoslavia 194 636

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Felderju sobotna tekma, Fijasu pa svetovni rekord (page 11)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 16 March 1987.
  2. ^ "Planica 1987: Photo gallery (page 16)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 16 March 1987.
  3. ^ "Piotr Fijas - Planica 1987 - 194 m - World record". YouTube. 14 March 1987. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15.
  4. ^ "Decembra 94 bo Slovenija smučarsko središče sveta" (in Slovenian). Delo. 13 June 1994.

External linksEdit

Records
Preceded by World's longest ski jump
14 March 1987 – 17 March 1994
Succeeded by