Ski jumpers to fly high in Oberstdorf | FIS Ski Jumping
The countdown has just started ahead of the first Ski Flying competition of the 2016/17 season which will take place on Feb. 4th-5th on the renovated Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze as a test event for the 2018 Ski Flying World Championships. The restructured hill now has a 200 meters K-point and a new hill size of 225 meters, the same as the other giant hills located in Kulm, Vikersund and Planica. Kamil Stoch's winning streak ended in Willingen but the Polish leaper still leads Tande 978-853 in the the overall rankings Ski Jumping originated in the 18th century, back then farmers in the Norwegian province of Telemark used small hills on alpine slopes for short jumps. With time, the interest and the enthusiasm for this new discipline rose and Ski Jumping became a sport of its own. Today Ski Jumping is one of the most popular disciplines in winter sports. Around the world fans gather to watch athletes soar through the air at competitions. At the moment this fascinating sport is practiced in about 20 countries on the World-Cup level. Ski jumping was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1924. For further information about FIS Ski Jumping: http://www.fisskijumping.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Berkutschi.Skijumping Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FISskijumping FIS: As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.