Mike Holland

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMichael Harry "Mike"•Holland
Used nameMike•Holland
Born9 December 1961 in Barre, Vermont (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsFord Sayre, Hanover (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Mike Holland competed in two Winter Olympics for the United States as a ski jumper. He is best known for one jump he made in 1985, and a Four Hills victory in 1989. At a ski flying meet in Planica, Slovenia, he landed at 186 metres (610 ft.), at the time a world record, though surpassed within the hour by Matti Nykänen, who went 189 metres. But Holland’s mark was the first ever jump of over 600 feet.

Holland had three podium finishes in World Cup event, including a victory in 1989 at Bischofshofen, Austria, a Four Hills Tournament event, and was a five-time national champion. His victory at Bischofshofen in 1989 is the only Four Hills event ever won by an American (through 2018). He had two younger brothers, Joe and Jim, who were Olympians and national champions, Joe in Nordic combined, and Jim in ski jumping.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) USA Mike Holland
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 41
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 37
1988 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) USA Mike Holland
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 33
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 32
Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 10

Olympic family relations

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