Ski jumping at the 1972 Winter Olympics – Large hill individual

The men's large hill individual ski jumping competition for the 1972 Winter Olympics was held in Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium. It occurred on 11 February.[1][2]

Men's large hill individual
at the XI Olympic Winter Games
Ski jumping pictogram.svg
Pictogram for ski jumping
VenueOkurayama Ski Jump Stadium
DatesFebruary 11
Competitors52 from 15 nations
Winning score219.9
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Wojciech Fortuna
 Poland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Walter Steiner
 Switzerland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Rainer Schmidt
 East Germany
← 1968
1976 →

In the competition on the Okurayama jumping hill, conditions were "variable and unfair" according to a Norwegian account of the 1972 Games published in 2006, and the result is described as "the greatest surprise of all time on the jumping hill".[3] In the first run, the 19-year-old Zakopane mechanic Wojciech Fortuna completed a leap of 111 metres, while Manfred Wolf of East Germany was runner-up after the first run having jumped 107 metres. Jiří Raška, Gariy Napalkov and Tauno Käyhkö, all counted among the favourites according to Jorsett's account, were all more than 12 metres behind, Yukio Kasaya, who won on the normal hill, landed on 90 metres, and Ingolf Mork, the 1972 Four Hills Tournament winner, touched down on 88 metres.

Fortuna's second jump was a more modest 87.5 metres; still, the tenths of a point remained on his side. Again according to Jorsett, Steiner (103 metres), Schmidt (101 metres) and Käyhkö (100.5 metres) got lucky with the wind in the second run, but all finished within 0.7 points of Fortuna. This was the smallest margin between first and fourth to date.

Pudgar's eighth place was the best placing by a Yugoslav at the Winter Olympics ski jumping until Matjaž Debelak won bronze at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

ResultsEdit

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Rank Athlete Country Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
  Wojciech Fortuna   Poland 130.4 89.5 219.9
  Walter Steiner   Switzerland 101.6 118.2 219.8
  Rainer Schmidt   East Germany 106.4 112.9 219.3
4 Tauno Käyhkö   Finland 104.5 114.7 219.2
5 Manfred Wolf   East Germany 120.3 94.8 215.1
6 Gariy Napalkov   Soviet Union 111.3 98.8 210.1
7 Yukio Kasaya   Japan 124.9 84.5 209.4
8 Danilo Pudgar   Yugoslavia 98.5 107.5 206.0
9 Esko Rautionaho   Finland 95.7 110.1 205.8
10 Jiří Raška   Czechoslovakia 111.1 93.6 204.7
11 Rolf Nordgren   Sweden 105.5 98.0 203.5
12 Akitsugu Konno   Japan 109.7 89.4 199.1
13 Kari Ylianttila   Finland 99.1 98.3 197.4
14 Takashi Fujisawa   Japan 107.2 89.9 197.1
15 Zbyněk Hubač   Czechoslovakia 96.1 98.6 194.7
15 Frithjof Prydz   Norway 89.0 105.7 194.7
17 Zdenek Mezl   Canada 104.7 89.6 194.3
18 Tadeusz Pawlusiak   Poland 89.3 94.0 183.3
19 Hiroshi Itagaki   Japan 96.0 87.1 183.1
20 Henry Glaß   East Germany 97.9 85.1 183.0
21 Sergey Yanin   Soviet Union 93.1 88.3 181.4
22 Josef Zehnder   Switzerland 97.0 84.1 181.1
23 Drago Pudgar   Yugoslavia 95.6 84.1 179.7
24 Reinhold Bachler   Austria 88.9 90.3 179.2
25 Ron Steele   United States 86.6 91.1 177.7
26 Leoš Škoda   Czechoslovakia 96.3 80.0 176.3
27 Günther Göllner   West Germany 93.0 82.3 175.3
28 Ingolf Mork   Norway 95.6 77.7 173.3
29 Adam Krzysztofiak   Poland 85.6 87.5 173.1
30 Greg Swor   United States 77.2 95.6 172.8
31 Stanisław Gąsienica Daniel   Poland 83.2 87.9 171.1
32 Rauno Miettinen   Finland 79.7 91.0 170.7
32 Anatoly Zheglanov   Soviet Union 73.7 97.0 170.7
34 Jo Inge Bjørnebye   Norway 86.7 81.1 167.8
35 K'oba Ts'akadze   Soviet Union 69.7 95.5 165.2
36 Jerry Martin   United States 89.1 74.0 163.1
37 Bjørn Wirkola   Norway 97.7 64.8 162.5
37 Marjan Mesec   Yugoslavia 78.7 83.8 162.5
39 Peter Wilson   Canada 78.7 80.9 159.6
40 Heinz Wosipiwo   East Germany 74.3 85.3 159.6
41 Anders Lundqvist   Sweden 85.8 72.2 158.0
42 Hans Schmid   Switzerland 101.8 54.6 156.4
43 Max Golser   Austria 84.9 68.7 153.6
44 Ernst von Grünigen   Switzerland 79.8 73.2 153.0
45 Ulf Kvendbo   Canada 75.6 77.0 152.6
46 Rudi Wanner   Austria 69.6 82.7 152.3
47 Scott Berry   United States 76.1 75.6 151.7
48 Peter Štefančič   Yugoslavia 67.6 77.6 145.2
49 Yvan Richard   France 68.8 73.4 142.2
50 Alain Macle   France 65.9 56.9 122.8
51 Jacques Gaillard   France 60.8 61.9 122.7
52 Alfred Grosche   West Germany 44.6 75.0 119.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games. LA84 Foundation. 1972. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Ski Jumping at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games: Men's Large Hill, Individual". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  3. ^ (in Norwegian) Olympiske vinterleker 1924–2006, Akilles forlag 2006, ISBN 8272861623