Ski jumping is a form of skiing in which an athlete will take off a ramp and jump as high and far as possible. Winning the competition involves displaying the best style and reaching the farthest distance. The sport has four parts: in-run, take-off, flight, and landing. Ski athletes from different parts of the world compete in the Winter Olympic Games.
This sport started in Norway when a Norwegian lieutenant named Olay Rye showcased himself flying 9.5 meters. Now, after two centuries, the sport has developed into a popular Winter Olympic sport.
Athletes take off from three different types of hills. They have different calculation lines and different maximum landing distances. First, in the normal hill competitions the athletes may reach a distance of over 110 meters. In the large hill competitions, jump may reach over 145 meters. And lastly, the ski-flying competitions in which you may reach a distance of over 186 meters.
- Ski Flying — winter sport similar to ski jumping in which the skier will come down and take off from a ramp and fly the farthest possible distance.
- Nordic Combined — a Winter Olympics sport combining Cross-Country Skiing and Ski Jumping.
- Nordic Skiing — a field of competitive skiing which includes all events where the heel of the boot cannot be fixed to the ski (as opposed to Alpine skiing).