Ski jumping dates back to the 1860s
when a bunch of guys strapped pieces of lumber onto their feet, slid down a
hill as fast as they could, then flew through the air as far as they could.
The first recognized competition was held in Husebybakken, Oslo in 1879 with
Olaf Haugann of Norway setting the first world record for the longest ski jump
at 20 meters.
The current record holder is Bjørn Einar Romøren, also from Norway, with a
jump of 239 meters set in Planica, Slovenia on March 20 2005.
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