Ski Jumping at the 1972 Winter Olympics

Dates 6 – 11 February 1972
Medal Events 2

The two ski jumping events at the 1972 Winter Olympics were held on the Ohkurayama jumping hill and were amongst the most memorable of all Winter Games competitions. The normal hill (70 m) produced an astonishing sweep of the medal positions by the home nation, their first medals in the history of Olympic ski jumping, whilst the large hill (90 m) was won by Wojciech Fortuna an unconsidered teenager from Poland who had benefitted from the gusty wind conditions. This was Poland’s first Winter Olympic gold medal.


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 6 February 1972 56 16
Large Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 11 February 1972 52 15
62 (62/0) 16 (16/0)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Normal Hill, Individual, Men Yukio KasayaJPN Akitsugu KonnoJPN Seiji AochiJPN
Large Hill, Individual, Men Wojciech FortunaPOL Walter SteinerSUI Rainer SchmidtGDR

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Japan JPN 1 1 1 3
Poland POL 1 0 0 1
Switzerland SUI 0 1 0 1
East Germany GDR 0 0 1 1