Stefan Kraft

Stefan Kraft (born 13 May 1993) is an Austrian ski jumper. He is one of the most successful contemporary athletes in ski jumping, having won the Ski Jumping World Cup and Ski Flying World Cup overall titles twice each, the Four Hills Tournament and Raw Air Tournament once each, and two individual gold medals at the World Championships. Since March 2017, he has held the ski flying world record of 253.5 metres (832 ft).

Stefan Kraft
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Kraft in 2018
Country Austria
Born (1993-05-13) 13 May 1993 (age 28)
Schwarzach im Pongau,
Austria
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Ski clubSV Schwarzach
Personal best253.5 m (832 ft) World record
Vikersund, 18 March 2017
World Cup career
Seasons2012–present
Individual wins21
Team wins6
Indiv. podiums72
Team podiums27
Indiv. starts213
Team starts46
Overall titles2 (2017, 2020)
Four Hills titles1 (2015)
Ski Flying titles2 (2017, 2020)
Raw Air titles1 (2017)
Updated on 28 March 2021.

CareerEdit

Kraft's debut in FIS Ski Jumping World Cup took place in January 2012 in Bischofshofen. He has two world cup wins and won 2014/15 Four Hills Tournament overall.[1] His personal best and world record is 253.5 meters set in Vikersund in 2017,[2] only half a meter away from Dimitry Vassiliev's 254 meter jump, the longest to date. At FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun he won the silver medal from Men's team large hill event and bronze from Individual normal hill event.

In March 2017, he clinched his first overall FIS Ski Jumping World Cup title.[3]

World Cup resultsEdit

 
Kraft in Klingenthal 2017.
 
Kraft in Zakopane 2013.

Season titlesEdit

  • 4 titles – (2 Overall, 2 Ski flying)
Season
Discipline
2016/17 Overall
Ski flying
2019/20 Overall
Ski flying

Season standingsEdit

 Season  Tour Standings
Overall 4H SF RA W6 T5 P7
2011/12 67 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012/13 31 40 32 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013/14 10 27 29 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014/15     7 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2015/16 6 5 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016/17   6     N/A N/A N/A
2017/18 4 20 4 4 N/A 4
2018/19   17 8   7 N/A 12
2019/20   5   8   4 N/A
2020/21 17 8 22 N/A 15 N/A 17

WinsEdit

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2014/15 29 December 2014     Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze HS137 (night) LH
2 15 January 2015     Wisła Malinka HS134 (night) LH
3 8 March 2015     Lahti Salpausselkä HS130 LH
4 2015/16 24 January 2016     Zakopane Wielka Krokiew HS134 (night) LH
5 2016/17 30 December 2016     Oberstdorf Schattenbergschanze HS137 (night) LH
6 4 February 2017     Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze HS225 (night) FH
7 5 February 2017     Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze HS225 FH
8 15 February 2017     Pyeongchang Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre HS140 (night) LH
9 12 March 2017     Oslo Holmenkollbakken HS134 LH
10 16 March 2017     Trondheim Granåsen HS140 (night) LH
11 24 March 2017     Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS225 FH
12 26 March 2017     Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS225 FH
13 2018/19 20 January 2019     Zakopane Wielka Krokiew HS140 (night) LH
14 26 January 2019     Sapporo Ōkurayama HS137 (night) LH
15 27 January 2019     Sapporo Ōkurayama HS137 LH
16 12 March 2019     Lillehammer Lysgårdsbakken HS140 (night) LH
17 2019/20 8 December 2019     Nizhny Tagil Tramplin Stork HS134 (night) LH
18 2 February 2020     Sapporo Ōkurayama HS137 LH
19 16 February 2020     Tauplitz Kulm HS235 FH
20 22 February 2020     Râșnov Râșnov Ski Jump HS97 NH
21 28 February 2020     Lahti Salpausselkä HS130 (night) LH

Individual starts (213)Edit

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Points
2011/12                                                     0
q 54
2012/13                                                       202
23 3 28 11 19 11 38 6 14 42 27 22
2013/14                                                         539
14 q 22 25 25 19 12 13 50 30 12 20 33 21 21 22 24 16 15 7 5 2 4 9 11 8 13 9
2014/15                                                               1578
2 13 13 17 11 4 3 6 9 1 6 2 3 2 1 2 2 4 7 6 2 5 1 3 9 10 5 3 4
2015/16                                                           1006
6 4 14 22 27 7 8 7 9 11 4 4 1 2 5 6 2 11 8 3 11 4 21 22 10 12 10
2016/17                                                     1665
9 4 3 3 8 6 3 1 3 18 25 2 4 2 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 5 1 1
2017/18                                             881
3 13 4 3 12 13 3 4 31 24 4 9 15 3 2 8 2 5 3 2
2018/19                                                         1349
21 26 10 5 20 8 12 3 49 2 3 4 2 1 1 1 6 3 7 4 11 10 2 1 3 3 14 17
2019/20                                                       1659
21 4 7 1 2 2 18 4 13 4 4 2 2 2 11 2 2 1 4 3 1 3 1 1 2 8 17
2020/21                                                   429
32 6 28 8 4 9 3 5 23 6 19 16 10 5 23 29 17

PodiumsEdit

Season Podiums
Medals Total
     
2011/12 - - - -
2012/13 - - 1 1
2013/14 - 1 - 1
2014/15 3 6 4 13
2015/16 1 2 1 4
2016/17 8 3 6 17
2017/18 0 3 5 8
2018/19 4 3 5 12
2019/20 5 8 2 15
2020/21 0 0 1 1
Total 21 26 25 72

Ski jumping world recordEdit

Current world record longest standing ski jump in the world.

Date Hill Location Metres Feet
18 March 2017   Vikersundbakken HS225 Vikersund, Norway 253.5 832

Olympic resultsEdit

Year
Age Normal hill Large hill Team
  2018 Pyeongchang 24 13 18 4

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 12 medals – (3 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze)
Year
Normal Hill Large Hill Team (men) Team (mixed)
  2013 Val di Fiemme 33 8
  2015 Falun 3 5 2 4
  2017 Lahti 1 1 3 2
  2019 Seefeld 3 6 2 2
  2021 Oberstdorf 10 1 2 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stefan Kraft wins 4-Hills, Michael Hayboeck takes win in Bischofshofen" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Austria's Stefan Kraft breaks world record after landing 253.5m ski jump". Guinness World Records. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  3. ^ Gayle, Everton (26 March 2017). "Stefan Kraft wins ski jumping world cup title". euronews. Retrieved 27 October 2020.

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