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Jens Weißflog

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJens•Weißflog
Used nameJens•Weißflog
Nick/petnamesFloh
Born21 July 1964 in Steinheidel-Erlabrunn, Breitenbrunn, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements170 cm / 54 kg
AffiliationsSC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany

Biography

Jens Weißflog’s international career spanned 12 years, remarkably long for a ski jumper. His first season in 1984 was exceptional, winning the Four Hills Tournament, the Overall World Cup, and gold and silver at the Sarajevo Olympics. Nicknamed “Floh” (flea) because of his low bodyweight, he again took the Overall World Cup in 1985, adding the normal hill world title in Seefeld. He remained a consistent top competitor for years, totalling 33 World Cup wins, a host of World Championship silver and bronze medals, as well as the 1989 world title in the normal hill. His greatest performance came at Lillehammer, when he won the large hill event, both individually and with the German team. He also won five German national titles.

He said goodbye to the sport with a fourth victory in the Four Hills Tournament. Later, Weißflog worked as a ski jumping analyst for German television and owned a hotel. He was also active as a regional politician with the right-winged party CDU.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) GDR Jens Weißflog
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1988 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) GDR Jens Weißflog
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 9
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 31
1992 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) GER Jens Weißflog
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 9
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 33
Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic) Germany 5
1994 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) GER Jens Weißflog
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1984 Winter Olympics 12 February 1984 Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Jump 1 90.0 2
1994 Winter Olympics 20 February 1994 Ski Jumping (Skiing) Large Hill, Individual, Men Jump 1 129.5 2
1994 Winter Olympics 22 February 1994 Ski Jumping (Skiing) Large Hill, Individual, Men Jump 1 131.0 1

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