Roar Ljøkelsøy

Roar Ljøkelsøy (born 31 May 1976) is a Norwegian former ski jumper who competed from 1993 to 2010, and twice finished runner up in the World Cup.

Roar Ljøkelsøy
Roar Ljøkelsøy 2005.jpg
Ljøkelsøy in Oslo, 2005
Country Norway
Born (1976-05-31) 31 May 1976 (age 43)
Orkdal, Norway
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Personal best230.5 m (756 ft)
Planica, 20 March 2005
World Cup career
Seasons19932010
Individual wins11
Team wins6
Indiv. podiums32
Team podiums16
Indiv. starts350
Team starts30
Updated on 10 February 2016.

CareerEdit

He won his first individual World Cup event on 25 January 2003 and was a very consistent competitor in the 2003/04 and 2004/05 seasons, finishing runner-up in both. In 2003–04 he won seven out of the last eleven competitions, finishing ten points short of eventual winner Janne Ahonen. In addition to winning eleven individual and three team World Cup events, Ljøkelsøy won the ski jumping event at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival in 2004. He then won the individual and team gold medal at the 2004 Ski Flying World Championships in Planica.

At the 2005 Ski Jumping World Championships, Ljøkelsøy won a silver medal on the individual large hill and a bronze on the team large hill. In 2006, he retained his Ski Flying World Championship in Kulm, winning with over twenty points to the next competitor, despite feeling ill. The next day, he led the Norwegian team to victory in the team event, together with Ingebrigtsen, Romøren and Lars Bystøl. At the 2007 Ski Jumping World Championships in Sapporo, Ljøkelsøy won silver on the team large hill and bronze on the individual large hill.

Ljøkelsøy retired from the sport after competing in the 2010 Ski Flying World Championships in Planica, with his last official jump being 193.5 metres.

World CupEdit

StandingsEdit

Season Overall 4H SF NT JP
1992/93 53 N/A N/A
1993/94 17 10 N/A N/A
1994/95 33 65 26 N/A N/A
1995/96 15 27 5 N/A 15
1996/97 13 13 9 24 14
1997/98 32 38 23 39 32
1998/99 29 67 44 24 27
1999/00 29 19 23 28 27
2000/01 28 20 24 68 N/A
2001/02 35 44 N/A 43 N/A
2002/03 9 6 N/A 16 N/A
2003/04   9 N/A   N/A
2004/05   6 N/A   N/A
2005/06 4   N/A 16 N/A
2006/07 14 17 N/A 12 N/A
2007/08 37 31 N/A 63 N/A
2008/09 25 56 19 28 N/A
2009/10 30 23 21 N/A

WinsEdit

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2002/03 25 January 2003     Sapporo Ōkurayama K120 (night) LH
2 2003/04 6 December 2003     Trondheim Granåsen K120 (night) LH
3 20 December 2003     Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze K120 LH
4 24 January 2004     Sapporo Ōkurayama K120 (night) LH
5 25 January 2004     Sapporo Ōkurayama K120 LH
6 7 February 2004     Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K185 FH
7 12 March 2004     Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken K120 (night) LH
8 14 March 2004     Oslo Holmenkollbakken K115 LH
9 2004/05 29 January 2005     Zakopane Wielka Krokiew HS134 (night) LH
10 6 February 2005     Sapporo Ōkurayama HS134 LH
11 2005/06 22 January 2006     Sapporo Ōkurayama HS134 LH

ReferencesEdit