Adam Małysz


Adam Małysz
Adam Małysz
Personal information
Full name Adam Henryk Małysz
Born 3 December 1977 (1977-12-03) (age 33)
Wisła, Poland
Height 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Professional information
Club KS Wisła Ustronianka
Skis Fischer
Personal best 230,5 m (Vikersund 2011)
World Cup
Seasons 1995–2011
Wins 39
Additional podiums 53
Total podiums 92
Updated on 13 February 2011.

Adam Henryk Małysz [ˈadam ˈmawɨʂ] ( listen) (born 3 December 1977) is a former Polish ski jumper, one of the greatest ski jumpers in the history.

The most important Małysz's successes are 4 individual Olympic Games medals, 4 individual World Championships gold medals (all-time record), 4 individual World Cup titles (all-time record), 39 individual competition wins and 92 podiums in total.

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Career

Małysz's career began in 1995. For two consecutive seasons, he was moderately successful in Ski Jumping World Cup (7th and 10th in the overall standings respectively). He re-emerged in the 2000/01 season when he won the Four Hills Tournament and the world championship in individual normal hill while finishing second in individual large hill. 2002 saw Małysz claim silver in individual large hill and bronze in individual normal hill at the Salt Lake City Olympic Games. At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Małysz took the silver in Normal Hill Individual Event and won another silver in the individual large hill. In 2003, he won both world championships titles and added another Ski Jumping World Cup (his third). Four years later, in 2007, he surprised his competitors with a streak of wins at the end of the season, including the world championship and overtook the young Norwegian Anders Jacobsen in World Cup standings, achieving his fourth victory and equalling Matti Nykänen's record of winning the World Cup four times.

His success contributed to his enormous popularity not only among ski jumping fans but throughout Poland as well. Most of all, he has won three World Cups in a row, which was an unprecedented achievement. In Poland, there still are thousands of his supporters. Additionally, Małysz is the only five-time winner of the ski jumping event at the Holmenkollen ski festival (1996, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2007). He earned the Holmenkollen medal in 2001 for his ski jumping victories (shared with Bente Skari and Thomas Alsgaard). On the last competition of the Zakopane weekend (Sunday 23 January 2011), he was injured and taken away from the hill with an ambulance. On the next weekend, after recovery, he was able to start in next World Cup competitions. Małysz publicly announced the end of his career on the 26th of March 2011.

For his sporting achievements, he received the Order of Polonia Restituta:
Officer's Cross Officer's Cross (4th Class) in 2002
Commander's Cross Commander's Cross (3rd Class) in 2007
Commander's Cross with Star Commander's Cross with Star (2nd Class) in 2010.

World Cup

Season titles

Season Title
Four Hills Tournament
Nordic Tournament
edit] Victories
Season Date Location
Oslo, Norway
Sapporo, Japan
January 26, 1997 Japan Hakuba, Japan
Innsbruck, Austria
January 6, 2001 Austria Bischofshofen, Austria
January 13, 2001 Czech Republic Harrachov, Czech Republic
January 14, 2001 Czech Republic Harrachov, Czech Republic
January 20, 2001 United States Salt Lake City, USA
January 27, 2001 Japan Sapporo, Japan
January 28, 2001 Japan Sapporo, Japan
February 4, 2001 Germany Willingen, Germany
March 7, 2001 Sweden Falun, Sweden
March 9, 2001 Norway Trondheim, Norway
March 11, 2001 Norway Oslo, Norway
Kuopio, Finland
December 1, 2001 Germany Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
December 8, 2001 Austria Villach, Austria
December 16, 2001 Switzerland Engelberg, Switzerland
December 21, 2001 Italy Predazzo, Italy
December 22, 2001 Italy Predazzo, Italy
January 20, 2002 Poland Zakopane, Poland
Oslo, Norway
March 14, 2003 Finland Lahti, Finland
March 15, 2003 Finland Lahti, Finland
2004-05
4 victories
December 11, 2004 Czech Republic Harrachov, Czech Republic
January 16, 2005 Austria Bad Mitterndorf, Austria
January 29, 2005 Poland Zakopane, Poland
January 30, 2005 Poland Zakopane, Poland
2005-06
1 victory
March 12, 2006 Norway Oslo, Norway
2006-07
9 victories
January 27, 2007 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany
February 3, 2007 Germany Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
February 4, 2007 Germany Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
March 11, 2007 Finland Lahti, Finland
March 13, 2007 Finland Kuopio, Finland
March 17, 2007 Norway Oslo, Norway
March 23, 2007 Slovenia Planica, Slovenia
March 24, 2007 Slovenia Planica, Slovenia
March 25, 2007 Slovenia Planica, Slovenia
2010-11
1 victory
January 21, 2011 Poland Zakopane, Poland

Total Podiums

File:Adam Małysz - Engelberg 2006.jpg
Adam Małysz in 2006.
  1. United States Iron Mountain – February 18, 1996 (2. place)
  2. Finland Lahti – March 1, 1996 (3. place ex-aequo with Primož Peterka)
  3. Sweden Falun – March 13, 1996 (2. place)
  4. Norway Oslo/Holmenkollen – March 17, 1996 (1. place)
  5. Austria Bischofshofen – January 6, 1997 (2. place)
  6. Switzerland Engelberg – January 11, 1997 (3. place)
  7. Japan Sapporo – January 18, 1997 (1. place)
  8. Japan Hakuba – January 26, 1997 (1. place)
  9. Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen – January 1, 2001 (3. place)
  10. Austria Innsbruck – January 4, 2001 (1. place)
  11. Austria Bischofshofen – January 6, 2001 (1. place)
  12. Czech Republic Harrachov (HS 205) – January 13, 2001 (1. place)
  13. Czech Republic Harrachov (HS 205) – January 14, 2001 (1. place)
  14. United States Salt Lake City – January 20, 2001 (1. place)
  15. Japan Sapporo – January 27, 2001(1. place)
  16. Japan Sapporo – January 28, 2001 (1. place)
  17. Germany Willingen – February 3, 2001 (2. place)
  18. Germany Willingen – February 4, 2001 (1. place)
  19. Germany Oberstdorf (HS 213) – March 4, 2001 (2. place)
  20. Sweden Falun – March 7, 2001 (1. place)
  21. Norway Trondheim/Granasen – March 9, 2001 (1. place)
  22. Norway Oslo/Holmenkollen – March 11, 2001 (1. place)
  23. Finland Kuopio – November 23, 2001 (1. place)
  24. Finland Kuopio – November 24, 2001 (2. place)
  25. Germany Titisee-Neustadt – December 1, 2001 (1. place)
  26. Germany Titisee-Neustadt – December 2, 2001 (2. place)
  27. Austria Villach – December 8, 2001 (1. place)
  28. Switzerland Engelberg – December 16, 2001 (1. place)
  29. Italy Val di Fiemme/Predazzo – December 21, 2001 (1. place)
  30. Italy Val di Fiemme/Predazzo – December 22, 2001 (1. place)
  31. Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen – January 1, 2002 (3. place)
  32. Austria Innsbruck – January 4, 2002 (2. place)
  33. Poland Zakopane – January 20, 2002 (1. place)
  34. Finland Lahti – March 1, 2002 (2. place)
  35. Norway Trondheim – March 15, 2002 (2. place)
  36. Norway Oslo/Holmenkollen – March 17, 2002 (3. place)
  37. Finland KuusamoNovember 29, 2002 (2. place)
  38. Germany Titisee-NeustadtDecember 14, 2002 (3. place)
  39. Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen – January 1, 2003 (2. place ex-aequo with Andreas Goldberger)
  40. Poland Zakopane – January 18, 2003 (3. place)
  41. Poland Zakopane – January 19, 2003 (3. place)
  42. Austria Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf – February 1, 2003 (3. place)
  43. Norway Oslo/Holmenkollen – March 9, 2003 (1. place)
  44. Finland Lahti – March 14, 2003 (1. place)
  45. Finland Lahti – March 15, 2003 (1. place)
  46. Slovenia Planica (letalnica, HS215) – March 22, 2003 (2. place)
  47. Finland Kuusamo – November 28, 2003 (2. place)
  48. Finland Kuusamo – November 30, 2003 (2. place)
  49. Poland Zakopane – January 17, 2004(2. place)
  50. Poland Zakopane – January 18, 2004 (2. place)
  51. Czech Republic Harrachov (HS 142) – December 11, 2004 (1. place)
  52. Germany Oberstdorf (HS 137) – December 29, 2004 (3. place)
  53. Austria Innsbruck – January 3, 2005 (2. place)
  54. Austria Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf – January 15, 2005 (3. place)
  55. Austria Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf – January 16, 2005 (1. place)
  56. Germany Titisee-Neustadt – January 23, 2005 (2. place)
  57. Poland Zakopane – January 29, 2005 (1. place ex-aequo with Roar Ljøkelsøy)
  58. Poland Zakopane – January 30, 2005 (1. place)
  59. Finland Kuopio – March 9, 2005 (3. place ex-aequo with Jakub Janda)
  60. Finland Kuopio – March 7, 2006 (3. place)
  61. Norway Oslo/Holmenkollen – March 12, 2006 (1. place)
  62. Norway Lillehammer – December 3, 2006 (3. place)
  63. Switzerland Engelberg – December 16, 2006 (3. place)
  64. Germany Oberstdorf (HS 137) – December 30, 2006 (3. place)
  65. Germany Oberstdorf (HS 137) – January 27, 2007 (1. place)
  66. Germany Titisee-Neustadt (HS 142) – February 3, 2007 (1. place)
  67. Germany Titisee-Neustadt (HS 142) – February 4, 2007 (1. place)
  68. Germany Klingenthal – February 7, 2007 (3. place)
  69. Finland Lahti (HS 130) – March 11, 2007 (1. place)
  70. Finland Kuopio (HS 127) – March 13, 2007 (1. place)
  71. Norway Oslo/Holmenkollen (HS 128) – March 17, 2007 (1. place)
  72. Slovenia Planica (letalnica, HS215) – March 23, 2007 (1. place)
  73. Slovenia Planica (letalnica, HS215) – March 24, 2007 (1. place)
  74. Slovenia Planica (letalnica, HS215) – March 25, 2007 (1. place)
  75. Finland Kuopio/Puijo – March 10, 2009 (3. place)
  76. Slovenia Planica (letalnica, HS215) – March 20, 2009 (2. place)
  77. Slovenia Planica (letalnica, HS215) – March 22, 2009 (2. place)
  78. Norway Lillehammer – December 5, 2009 (3. place)
  79. Germany Klingenthal – February 3, 2010 (2. place)
  80. Finland Lahti (HS 130) – March 7, 2010 (2. place)
  81. Finland Kuopio (HS 127) – March 9, 2010 (2. place)
  82. Norway Lillehammer – March 12, 2010 (3. place)
  83. Norway Oslo/Holmenkollen – March 14, 2010 (2. place)
  84. Switzerland Engelberg – December 18, 2010 (2. place)
  85. Switzerland Engelberg – December 19, 2010 (3. place)
  86. Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen – January 1, 2011 (3. place)
  87. Austria Innsbruck – January 3, 2011 (2. place)
  88. Czech Republic Harrachov (HS 205) – January 8, 2011 (3. place)
  89. Japan Sapporo – January 15, 2011 (3. place)
  90. Poland Zakopane – January 21, 2011 (1. place)
  91. Norway Vikersund – February 13, 2011 (3. place)
  92. Slovenia Planica (letalnica, HS215) – March 20, 2011 (3. place)

Personal life

He is married to Izabela and has one daughter, Karolina. His life motto is "Be good and just" and his idol is former German ski jumper Jens Weißflog. His religion is Lutheranism.[1]

Footnotes

References

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Robert Korzeniowski
Polish Sportspersonality of the Year
2001 – 2003
Succeeded by
Otylia Jędrzejczak
Preceded by
Otylia Jędrzejczak
Polish Sportspersonality of the Year
2007
Succeeded by
Robert Kubica


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