The wind was the major story in the men's normal hill ski jumping competition at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The inclement weather caused significant delays during the competition, which was not completed until well after midnight in South Korea.
The Olympic gold medalist in the men's normal hill ski competition was Andreas Wellinger of Germany. Wellinger won a gold medal for Germany in the men's team competition at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Norwegians won silver and bronze. Johanne Andre Forfang placed second and Robert Johansson won bronze. The top American was Kevin Bickner in 18th place. Wellinger is also expected to contend for the podium in the men's large hill and team competitions.
In the women's ski jumping, Maren Lundby of Norway set the record for the best ever score in a women's Olympic individual normal hill final on Feb. 12. Lundby posted a winning score of 264.6 points, which was 17.2 more points than Carina Vogt of Germany when she won Olympic gold four years ago in Sochi when women's ski jumping made its Olympic debut. The top American in women's ski jumping was Sarah Hendrickson in 19th place.
On Feb. 17, Kamil Stoch of Poland became the third ski jumper of all time to defend his Olympic gold medal in the men's individual large hill competition. He followed in the footsteps of Birger Ruud of Norway, who won the gold medal at the 1932 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid and then the 1936 Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Matti Nykanen of Finland at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo and then the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. AXS Sports successfully predicted medals for Stoch and silver medalist Andreas Wellinger of Germany. Bronze medalist Robert Johansson of Norway, who has now won the bronze medal in the individual and normal hill ski jumping competitions has been touted as the Rollie Fingers of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang because of his stylish mustache. Kevin Bickner was the top American in 20th place.
For the first time ever, Norway won the team ski jumping gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. The Norwegian team consisted of Daniel Andre Tande, Andreas Stjernen, Forfang and Johansson. It was also the first time ever that Poland earned a medal in the team ski jumping competition. The United States finished in ninth place.
Here are all the winners in the ski jumping events at the Winter Olympics 2018:
(results will be posted after each event)
Men's Normal Hill Ski Jumping:
GOLD: Andreas Wellinger (Germany) 259.1
SILVER: Johann Andre Forfang (Norway) 250.9
BRONZE: Robert Johansson (Norway) 249.7
Women's Ski Jumping:
GOLD: Maren Lundby (Norway) 264.6
SILVER: Katharina Althaus (Germany) 252.6
BRONZE: Sara Takanashi (Japan) 243.8
Men's Large Hill Ski Jumping:
GOLD: Kamil Stoch (Poland) 285.7
SILVER: Andreas Wellinger (Germany) 282.3
BRONZE: Robert Johansson (Norway) 275.3
Men's Team Ski Jumping:
GOLD: Norway 1098.5
SILVER: Germany 1075.7
BRONZE: Poland 1072.4