| Event type

Large Hill, Individual, Men

Date16 February 1992
LocationLe Praz, Courchevel
Participants59 from 17 countries
FormatTwo jumps, with both scored on distance and form.
Olympic Record 123.5 / Martin Höllwarth AUT / 14 February 1992
Judge #1Alois KogelbauerAUT
Judge #2Gilbert BrancoliniFRA
Judge #3Ivo GregerTCH
Judge #4Tom Arne NybakNOR
Judge #5Sylvester PancherczPOL
Venue detailsK-Point: 120 m

Franci Petek, now representing newly independent Slovenia, was the reigning world champion on the large hill but the dominant figure of the 1991-92 season was the teenaged sensation from Finland, Toni Nieminen. Nieminen won the annual Four Hills Tournament early in 1992 and arrived at Albertville with the lead in the World Cup standings.

The Finn and fellow teenager Martin Höllwarth filled the first two places at half way with Höllwarth’s fellow Austrian Heinz Kuttin a little further back in third. The two Austrians consolidated their positions in the second round of jumps but any hopes they had of taking a 1-2 were not to come to pass. Toni Nieminen flew forever and when he landed it was at a point some 6½ metres further than any other jumper. At sixteen years and eight months Nieminen was nearly two years younger than Dick Button and, as of 2010, remains the youngest male individual champion in Winter Games history.

1Toni NieminenFIN239.5Gold
2Martin HöllwarthAUT227.3Silver
3Heinz KuttinAUT214.8Bronze
4Masahiko HaradaJPN211.3
5Jiří ParmaTCH198.0
6Steve DelaupFRA185.6
7Ivan LunardiITA185.2
8Franci PetekSLO177.1
9Andreas FelderAUT176.9
10Mikhail YesinEUN176.5
11Christof DuffnerGER176.3
12Jim HollandUSA175.1
13František JežTCH171.3
14Sylvain FreiholzSUI171.0
15Ernst VettoriAUT170.9
16Mikael MartinssonSWE168.5
17Kenji SudaJPN168.1
18Magne JohansenNOR166.3
19Mika LaitinenFIN166.0
20Tomáš GoderTCH164.8
21Risto LaakkonenFIN164.2
=22Samo GostišaSLO158.9
=22Stefan ZündSUI158.9
24Dionis VodnyevEUN156.3
25Jiro KamiharakoJPN155.5
26Noriaki KasaiJPN154.4
=27Matjaž ZupanSLO154.0
=27Staffan TällbergSWE154.0
29Andrey VerveykinEUN151.8
30Ari-Pekka NikkolaFIN149.4
31Martin TrunzSUI147.4
32Roberto CeconITA141.9
33Jens WeißflogGER141.3
34Øyvind BergNOR140.6
35Markus GählerSUI138.7
=36Bryan SandersUSA137.1
=36Bob HolmeUSA137.1
38Ivo PertileITA133.2
39Dieter ThomaGER132.6
40Didier MollardFRA132.2
41Jaroslav SakalaTCH131.4
42Damjan FrasSLO130.2
43Ron RichardsCAN128.7
44Magnus WestmanSWE127.9
45Lasse OttesenNOR126.8
46Vladimir BreychevBUL126.3
47Yury DudarevEUN120.9
48Ted LangloisUSA118.4
49Zbigniew KlimowskiPOL117.9
50Per-Inge TällbergSWE106.1
51Nicolas Jean-ProstFRA104.7
52Horst BulauCAN97.7
53Kirk AllenCAN93.8
54Jérôme GayFRA93.5
55Zakhari SotirovBUL92.3
56Emil ZografskiBUL82.4
57Espen BredesenNOR74.1
58Virgil NeagoeROU64.1
ACHeiko HungerGERDNF