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.
|Full name||Veli-Matti Lindström|
|Born||15 November 1983|
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Personal best||225.5 m (740 ft)|
Planica, 21 Mar 2003
|World Cup career|
|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.
Invalid ski jumping world recordEdit
|21 March 2003||Velikanka bratov Gorišek K185||Planica, Slovenia||232.5||763|
Not recognized! Ground touch at world record distance.
- ^ "Flights over 220m (official distances):" Archived 2015-06-30 at the Wayback Machine. planica.si. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
- Veli-Matti Lindström at the International Ski and Snowboard Federation
- Veli-Matti Lindström at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)