Bjørn Einar Romøren

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Bjørn Einar Romøren
Björn Einar Romören NOR.JPG
Romøren in Oslo, 2010
Country Norway
Born (1981-04-01) 1 April 1981 (age 38)
Oslo, Norway
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Personal best239 m (784 ft)
Planica, 20 March 2005
World Cup career
Seasons20012012
2014
Individual wins8
Team wins7
Indiv. podiums22
Team podiums17
Indiv. starts221
Team starts43
Updated on 10 February 2016.

Bjørn Einar Romøren (born 1 April 1981) is a Norwegian former ski jumper who competed from 2001 to 2014. His career highlights include eight individual World Cup wins, two ski flying world records, and a team bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Bjørn Einar is the younger brother of Jan-Erik Romøren, best known by the stage name Nag, frontman of black metal band Tsjuder.

Career[edit]

Romøren achieved his first World Cup victory in Bischofshofen during the 2002–03 Four Hills Tournament, he later won several more World Cup competitions as well as two World Championship bronze medals in the team large hill event in Val di Fiemme (2003) and Oberstdorf (2005). At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Pragelato, Romøren won a bronze medal in the team large hill event, he also has four medals in the team event at the Ski Flying World Championships with two golds (2004 in Planica; 2006 in Kulm), one silver (2010 in Planica) and a bronze (2008 in Oberstdorf).

On 20 March 2005 in Planica, Romøren set the world record for the sport's longest jump with a distance of 234.5 metres which he later improved to 239 m on the same day.[1] This record stood until 11 February 2011 (during which countryman Johan Remen Evensen jumped 243 m in Vikersund), but his 239 m jump remained the hill record at Planica until 20 March 2015, exactly a decade to the day.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall 4H SF NT
2000/01 38
2001/02 N/A 61
2002/03 14 19 N/A 27
2003/04 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 13 N/A 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2004/05 14 44 N/A 9
2005/06 6 7 N/A 7
2006/07 29 31 N/A
2007/08 11 19 N/A 11
2008/09 34 67 26
2009/10 9 17 20 35
2010/11 17 14 14 N/A
2011/12 32 40 15 N/A
2013/14 74 N/A

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2002/03 6 January 2003   Austria Bischofshofen Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K120 LH
2 2003/04 7 March 2004   Finland Lahti Salpausselkä K116 LH
3 10 March 2004   Finland Kuopio Puijo K120 (night) LH
4 2004/05 20 March 2005   Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS215 FH
5 2005/06 21 January 2006   Japan Sapporo Ōkurayama HS134 (night) LH
6 18 March 2006   Slovenia Planica Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS215 FH
7 2007/08 17 February 2008   Germany Willingen Mühlenkopfschanze HS145 LH
8 2009/10 28 November 2009   Finland Kuusamo Rukatunturi HS142 (night) LH

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flights over 220 m" Archived 2010-02-23 at the Wayback Machine. planica.si. Retrieved 2013-04-01.

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Tommy Ingebrigtsen
234.5 m (769 ft)
World's longest ski jump
234.5 m (769 ft)

20 March 2005 – 20 March 2005
Succeeded by
Matti Hautamäki
235.5 m (773 ft)
Preceded by
Matti Hautamäki
235.5 m (773 ft)
World's longest ski jump
239 m (784 ft)

20 March 2005 – 11 February 2011
Succeeded by
Johan Remen Evensen
243 m (797 ft)