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Ski Jumping at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games:

Men's Large Hill, Individual

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Host City: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Venue(s): Malo Polje, Igman
Date Started: February 18, 1984
Date Finished: February 18, 1984
Format: Two jumps, with both scored on distance and form.

Gold: FIN Matti Nykänen
Silver: GDR Jens Weißflog
Bronze: TCH Pavel Ploc

Summary

The quality of the Large Hill event was considerably higher than in the Normal hill one week before. The competition was totally dominated by Matti Nykänen, the silver medalist from the Normal hill. In the first round he made an impressive 116.0 m jump, nine meters longer than his closest opponent, the winner from the Normal hill Jens Weißflog. Austrian Armin Kogler, the best ski jumper at the 1982 World Championships with one gold and one bronze, revenged himself after his poor showing in the Normal hill by lying third.

In the second round, Kogler, starting as number 6, took an early lead and kept his position until Jari Puikkonen, the bronze winner from the Normal hill, took over the lead with a decent jump of 102.0 m. Then the US representative Jeff Hastings, lying 12th after the first round, surprised with a jump of 107.0 m, and suddenly an American was in a position for a medal. But the 19-year old Czech Pavel Ploc, who in 1983 had set a new world record of 181.0 m in his home town Harrachov, answered with a jump of 109.0 m and took over the lead with Weißflog and Nykänen yet to come. Weißflog improved half a meter from his first jump and was now first, over ten points ahead of Ploc. Nykänen, with his big lead after the first jump, could now secure his first Olympic gold medal with a safe jump of around 100 m, but the young Finn was not the type to make safe jumps. He once again made the best and longest jump of the round, 111.0 m. His victory margin was an impressive 17.5 points, the biggest victory margin in the history of Olympic ski jumping. Jeff Hastings fourth place was the best American placing in ski jumping for 60 years, only beaten by Anders Haugen’s bronze medal from 1924. For the ski-jump-loving nation of Norway, the event was described as a national catastrophe. Norway’s best jumper ended in 18th place, the nation’s worst ever Olympic ski jumping performance.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Matti Nykänen 20 Finland FIN Gold 231.2
2 Jens Weißflog 19 East Germany GDR Silver 213.7
3 Pavel Ploc 19 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze 202.9
4 Jeff Hastings 24 United States USA 201.2
5 Jari Puikkonen 24 Finland FIN 196.6
6 Armin Kogler 24 Austria AUT 195.6
7 Andi Bauer 20 West Germany FRG 194.6
8 Vladimír Podzimek 18 Czechoslovakia TCH 194.5
9 Stefan Stannarius 22 East Germany GDR 188.6
10 Horst Bulau 21 Canada CAN 188.3
11 Tomaž Dolar 17 Yugoslavia YUG 185.7
12 Ladislav Dluhoš 18 Czechoslovakia TCH 185.5
13 Primož Ulaga 21 Yugoslavia YUG 185.2
14 Pentti Kokkonen 28 Finland FIN 182.4
15 Vasja Bajc 22 Yugoslavia YUG 181.4
16 Markku Pusenius 19 Finland FIN 180.9
17 Piotr Fijas 25 Poland POL 180.6
18 Ole Christian Eidhammer 18 Norway NOR 179.9
19 Hirokazu Yagi 24 Japan JPN 179.8
20 Satoru Matsuhashi 22 Japan JPN 177.6
21 Matthias Buse 24 East Germany GDR 176.9
22 Hansjörg Sumi 25 Switzerland SUI 176.4
23 Jiří Parma 21 Czechoslovakia TCH 174.0
24 Hans Wallner 30 Austria AUT 173.5
25 Ron Richards 20 Canada CAN 172.9
26 Klaus Ostwald 25 East Germany GDR 171.8
27 Vegard Opaas 22 Norway NOR 171.1
28 Andreas Felder 21 Austria AUT 170.3
29 Reed Zuehlke 23 United States USA 168.5
30 Gennady Prokopenko 20 Soviet Union URS 167.1
31 Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl 23 Norway NOR 164.0
32 Gérard Colin 25 France FRA 163.8
33 Lido Tomasi 28 Italy ITA 161.3
34 Massimo Rigoni 22 Italy ITA 159.3
35 Peter Rohwein 21 West Germany FRG 158.4
36 Steve Collins 19 Canada CAN 156.4
37 Mike Holland 22 United States USA 154.8
38 Georg Waldvogel 22 West Germany FRG 154.5
39 Yury Golovshchikov 20 Soviet Union URS 152.0
40 Fabrice Piazzini 18 Switzerland SUI 151.5
41 Manfred Steiner 21 Austria AUT 149.4
42 Vladimir Breychev 25 Bulgaria BUL 139.7
43 Masaru Nagaoka 21 Japan JPN 138.8
44 Sandro Sambugaro 18 Italy ITA 138.3
45 Miran Tepeš 22 Yugoslavia YUG 130.7
46 Janusz Malik 19 Poland POL 127.5
47 David Brown 18 Canada CAN 121.6
48 José Rivera 21 Spain ESP 113.9
49 Angel Stoyanov 25 Bulgaria BUL 108.5
50 Bernat Sola 18 Spain ESP 99.3
51 Hiroo Shima 20 Japan JPN 95.9
52 Rolf Åge Berg 26 Norway NOR 87.5
53 Dennis McGrane 21 United States USA 79.9