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Ski jumping at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Who will win Men's normal hill individual?

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Ski jumping at the 2018 Winter Olympics and men's normal hill

When ski jumping at the 2018 Winter Olympics takes place at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium, men's normal hill will occur during February 10. This will be the first event following the qualification rounds. This is one of totally four events, out of which only one has women as participants. With lots of remodeling at the stadium, ski jumping during Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea is an event that comes with lots of hopes and expectations.

The purpose of ski jumping is, naturally, for the skier to jump as far as possible. But with skis having a length at between 250 and 270 cm, and since the jump also is judged based on style, things tend to get a bit more complicated. Each single event has it's own unique circumstances. When it comes to normal hill, the construction point is between 75 and 99 meters, and the hill size must be between 85 and 109 meters.

If a jump is to be considered acceptable, the jumper must land standing within the landing zone. Generally, the person is also supposed to be in telemark position. The skiers get to do two jumps where the jump that received the best score counts. The points come from a combination of the length of the jump and the style. The style is not a subjective judgment, it rather represents the amount of control the jumper has while traveling in the air, at landing and before the stopping at the end of the landing area. There is also the chance of receiving compensation points due to wind and starting position.

There's a total of five judges and they can give a maximum of 20 points each. As a Norwegian tradition, ski jumping goes back to the 19th century. These days, it's a popular sport all over the world. Beginning with the 2014 Winter Olympics, women also have their own ski jumping event.