Veli-Matti Lindström

Veli-Matti Lindström (born 15 November 1983) is a Finnish former ski jumper. His career best achievement was a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in the team large hill event. He also won a silver medal in the team event at the 2004 Ski Flying World Championships in Planica, as well as two championships at the Ski Flying World Cup in Planica in the team event in 2002 and 2003.

Veli-Matti Lindström
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Lindström in Oslo, 2006
CountryFinland Finland
Full nameVeli-Matti Lindström
Born (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 39)
Nastola, Finland
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Personal best225.5 m (740 ft)
Planica, 21 Mar 2003
World Cup career
Indiv. podiums5
Medal record
Men's Ski jumping
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2002 Salt Lake City Team Large Hill
Men's ski flying
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 Planica Team
Updated on 18 May 2015.

On 21 March 2003 in Planica, Lindström became the first ski jumper in history to surpass the 230 metre mark, with a jump of 232.5 m. However, his jump was rendered an invalid world record due to him touching the snow with his hand.[1]

Invalid ski jumping world recordEdit

Date Hill Location Metres Feet
21 March 2003   Velikanka bratov Gorišek K185 Planica, Slovenia 232.5 763

  Not recognized! Ground touch at world record distance.


  1. ^ "Flights over 220m (official distances):" Archived 2015-06-30 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2015-03-06.

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