Piotr Fijas 2011
|Full name||Piotr Władysław Fijas|
|birthday||June 27, 1958|
|place of birth||Bielsko-Biała|
|society||BBTS Włókniarz Bielsko-Biała|
|National squad||since 1976|
|Pers. Best||194 m ( Planica 1987)|
|End of career||1988|
|Ski jumping world cup / A class jumping|
|Debut in the World Cup||December 30, 1979|
|World Cup victories (individual)||details )3 (|
|Overall World Cup||14. ( 1984/85 )|
|Four Hills Tournament||1984/85 , 1985/86 )7. (|
Piotr Fijas began as a teenager with ski jumping in his home club BBTS Włókniarz Bielsko-Biała . His first trainer was Jakub Węgrzynkiewicz , who participated in the 1952 Winter Olympics . At the age of 18, he was called up to the Polish national team in 1976, but could not qualify for the Olympic Games in Innsbruck . His first participation in a major event was in 1978 at the Nordic World Ski Championships in the Finnish Lahti , where he reached the 18th place on the large hill.
In March 1979 Fijas won the Polish championship for the first time in Zakopane . In total he was able to win the title five times on the normal hill and eight times on the large hill. In addition, he was runner-up three times and third once. This makes him runner-up in the winter record behind Adam Małysz .
Fijas took part in the Olympic Games three times for Poland: Lake Placid in 1980 , Sarajevo in 1984 and Calgary in 1988 . His greatest Olympic success was the 7th place on the normal hill in Sarajevo in 1984 . After the 1988 Games in Calgary , he had to end his career due to an injury. In total, he won three world cup competitions.
However, Fijas did not achieve his greatest successes on the ski jumps, but on the flying hills. In 1979 he won the bronze medal at the ski flying world championships in Planica . In 1987 he also flew a new ski flying world record in Planica with 194 m . This world record lasted seven years.
Fijas is currently the assistant coach of the Polish national team.
World Cup victories in individual
|1.||January 27, 1980||Zakopane||Large hill|
|2.||February 9, 1980||St. Nizier||Large hill|
|3.||January 12, 1986||Liberec||Large hill|
World Cup placements
|place||country||Expanse||set up on||Record up|
( HS : 225 m)
|February 15, 1986||February 20, 1990|
( HS : 225 m)
|March 14, 1987||March 17, 1994|
Fijas' record jump was recognized as a world record, but at the time of the jump not with the actual distance of 194 m, but with 191 m. At that time, the FIS “frozen” the ski flying world record at 191 m because it believed that this would prevent dangerous long-range hunting. Only a few years later, the width was officially rated at 194 m.
- Piotr Fijas in the database of the International Ski Federation (English)
- Piotr Fijas in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Fijas, Piotr Władysław (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Polish ski jumper|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 27, 1958|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bielsko-Biała , Poland|