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Matti Nykänen
(Finnish Ski jumper and Four-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Matti Nykänen
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Birthdate: July 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jyväskylä, Finland
Died: February 4, 2019

Matti Nykänen was a Finnish ski jumper widely considered to be the greatest male ski jumper of all time. Over the course of his career, he won five Winter Olympic medals and nine World Championship medals. He won the International Masters Championship for veteran ski jumpers in 2008. He had a tumultuous personal life and faced several legal issues.

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Kamil Stoch
(Ski jumper)
Kamil Stoch
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Birthdate: May 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zakopane, Poland
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Peter Prevc
(Slovenian Ski Jumper)
Peter Prevc
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Birthdate: September 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia

Peter Prevc is a Slovenian ski jumper best known for winning the Ski Jumping World Cup overall title in 2016. He is also known for winning gold and a silver medal at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. A former world record holder, Peter Prevc was adjudged Slovenian Sportsman of the Year on four occasions. 

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Adam Małysz
(Former Ski jumper who accomplised four individual Winter Olympic medals)
Adam Małysz
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Birthdate: December 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wisła, Poland
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Gregor Schlierenzauer
(One of the Greatest Ski Jumpers of All Time)
Gregor Schlierenzauer
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Birthdate: January 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rum, Austria

Gregor Schlierenzauer is an Austrian retired ski jumper who was active between 2006 and 2021. Having won an Olympic gold medal and 10 World Championship gold medals, Schlierenzauer is often counted among the greatest ski jumpers of all time. Gregor Schlierenzauer also won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the Olympic Games.

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Simon Ammann
(Ski jumper)
Simon Ammann
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Birthdate: June 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grabs, Switzerland
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Stefan Kraft
(Austrian Ski Jumper Who Holds the World Record for the Longest Ski Flying Jump)
Stefan Kraft
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Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schwarzach im Pongau, Austria

One of the most decorated ski jumpers, Austrian athlete Stefan Kraft has won both the Ski Jumping World Cup and the Ski Flying World Cup twice. He has also won 3 individual gold medals at the World Championship and holds the world record for the longest ski flying jump, at 253.5 meters.

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Vinko Bogataj
(Painter and Former Ski Jumper)
Vinko Bogataj
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Birthdate: March 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brezovica, Slovenia

Vinko Bogataj is a Slovenian painter and retired ski jumper. He achieved popularity when footage of him crashing was played on ABC's Wide World of Sports. After retiring, Vinko Bogataj worked as a ski instructor, painter, and forklift operator. He achieved popularity again, this time as a painter, as his works have won awards in both the US and Europe.

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Sara Takanashi
(Ski jumper)
Sara Takanashi
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Birthdate: October 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kamikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
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Dwain Weston
(Skydiver, BASE Jumper)
Dwain Weston
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Birthdate: January 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Australia
Died: October 5, 2003
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Thomas Morgenstern
(Retired Austrian World Champion Ski Jumper and 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Thomas Morgenstern
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Birthdate: October 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Spittal an der Drau, Austria

One of the most decorated ski jumpers of all time, retired Austrian ski jumper Thomas Morgenstern is a 3-time Olympic gold medalist. He also has 8 ski jumping World Championship gold medals and 3 ski flying World Championship gold medals in his kitty. Post-retirement, he has been part of the Helicopter World Cup.

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Domen Prevc
(Ski Jumper)
Domen Prevc
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Birthdate: June 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia

Domen Prevc is a Slovenian ski jumper who won a gold medal at the 2022 Ski Flying World Championships in Vikersund, Norway. He first achieved popularity in 2018 when he was part of the team that won the silver medal at the Ski Flying World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany.

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Janne Ahonen
(Legendary Retired Finnish Ski Jumper and 5-Time World Champion)
Janne Ahonen
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Birthdate: May 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lahti, Finland

Finnish ski jumper and drag racer Janne Ahonen, known as one of Finland’s most successful sportspeople, is not just a 2-time Olympic silver medalist but also a 5-time World Championship. Known as King Eagle, he later worked as an equipment technician with the Finnish Nordic ski jumping team.

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Dawid Kubacki
(Ski jumper)
Dawid Kubacki
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Birthdate: March 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nowy Targ, Poland
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Marita Kramer
(Ski jumper who was leading the ranking of the 2021–22 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup)
Marita Kramer
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Birthdate: October 25, 2001
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Apeldoorn, Netherlands
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Sarah Hendrickson
(Ski jumper)
Sarah Hendrickson
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Birthdate: August 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Halvor Egner Granerud
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Birthdate: May 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Halvor Egner Granerud is a Norwegian ski jumper best known for winning the silver medal in the mixed team normal hill competition at the 2021 World Championship in Oberstdorf, Germany. Halvor Egner Granerud has also won gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Ski Flying World Championships.

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Maren Lundby
(Ski jumper)
Maren Lundby
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Birthdate: September 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gjøvik, Norway

One of the world’s most successful ski jumpers, Maren Lundby is an Olympic gold medalist and a 2-time World Champion. The Norwegian sports star was also the world’s second female ski jumping Olympic champion. She stunned her fans by withdrawing from the 2022 Winter Olympics for weight issues.

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Piotr Zyla
(Ski jumper)
Piotr Zyla
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Birthdate: January 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cieszyn, Poland
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Johanna Bassani
(Austrian Combined Ski Jumper and Nordic Skier)
Johanna Bassani
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Birthdate: April 25, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vöcklabruck, Austria
Died: May 5, 2020

Johanna Bassani was an Austrian combined ski jumper and Nordic skier. After starting her career at the age of 12, Bassani went on to establish herself as an important skier and made it to the national team in 2020 when she was selected to take part in the Nordic Junior World Ski Championships. However, she committed suicide at age 18.

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Martin Schmitt
(Ski jumper)
Martin Schmitt
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Birthdate: January 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
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Daniela Iraschko-Stolz
(Austrian Ski-Jumper, Footballer and One of the Most Successful Female Athletes of Ski Jumping)
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz
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Birthdate: November 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eisenerz, Austria
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Primož Peterka
(Slovenian Former Ski Jumper Who Won Fifteen Individual World Cup Competitions)
Primož Peterka
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Birthdate: February 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Primož Peterka is a Slovenian retired ski jumper who won 15 individual World Cup competitions, a Ski Flying World Cup title, two successive overall World Cup titles, and the Four Hills Tournament. Primož Peterka also won bronze medals at the 2002 Olympic Games and 2005 World Championships. Peterka is considered one of the most successful Slovenian athletes of all time.

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Jens Weißflog
(Ski jumper)
Jens Weißflog
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Birthdate: July 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Erlabrunn, Breitenbrunn, Germany
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Jan Boklöv
(Ski jumper)
Jan Boklöv
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Birthdate: April 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Koskullskulle, Gällivare, Sweden
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Robert Kranjec
(Slovenian Retired Ski Jumper Who Won a Bronze Medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics)
Robert Kranjec
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Birthdate: July 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Robert Kranjec is a Slovenian retired ski jumper best known for winning a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. He also won a bronze at the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and an individual gold medal at the 2012 FIS Ski Flying World Championships.

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Markus Eisenbichler
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Birthdate: April 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Siegsdorf, Germany
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Karl Geiger
(Ski jumper)
Karl Geiger
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Birthdate: February 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oberstdorf, Germany
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Katharina Althaus
(Ski jumper)
Katharina Althaus
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Birthdate: May 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oberstdorf, Germany
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Timi Zajc
(Slovenian Ski Jumper Who Won a Gold and Silver Medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics)
Timi Zajc
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Birthdate: April 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Slovenia

Timi Zajc is a Slovenian ski jumper who achieved international prominence in 2022 when he won a gold and silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. In the same year, Timi Zajc also won a gold and silver medal at the FIS Ski Flying World Championships in Vikersund, Norway.

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Robert Johansson
(Ski jumper)
Robert Johansson
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Birthdate: March 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lillehammer, Norway
Robert Johansson is a Norwegian competitive ski jumper well-known for his distinctive moustache which earned him the moniker Wing Commander. A former world record holder, Robert Johansson helped his team win the gold medal in the large hill team ski jumping event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. He also won two individual bronze medals at the same Olympics.
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Cene Prevc
(Slovenian Ski Jumper Who Won a Silver Medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics)
Cene Prevc
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Birthdate: March 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia

Cene Prevc is a Slovenian ski jumper. He was part of the men's large hill team that won the silver medal at the 2022 Olympics. Born into a family of ski jumpers, Prevc started his training at a young age. His brothers Domen and Peter are FIS Ski Jumping World Cup jumpers, while his father is a ski jumping referee.

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Carina Vogt
(Ski jumper)
Carina Vogt
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Birthdate: February 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
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Nika Kriznar
(Ski Jumper)
Nika Kriznar
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Birthdate: March 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Slovenia

Nika Kriznar is a Slovenian ski jumper best known for winning a gold and bronze medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. She also won a silver and bronze medal at the 2021 World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany. 

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Lindsey Van
(Ski jumper)
Lindsey Van
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Birthdate: November 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Juliane Seyfarth
(Ski jumper)
Juliane Seyfarth
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Birthdate: February 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eisenach, East Germany
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Anže Lanišek
(Ski Jumper)
Anže Lanišek
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Birthdate: April 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Anže Lanišek is a Slovenian ski jumper who won a bronze medal at the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany. Also known for his ski flying skills, Anže Lanišek competed in the 2022 Ski Flying World Championships where he helped his team win a gold medal. 

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Peter Florjančič
(Inventor of Perfume Atomiser and Plastic Photographic Slide Frame)
Peter Florjančič
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Birthdate: March 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bled, Slovenia
Died: November 14, 2020

Peter Florjančič was a Slovene Olympic athlete and inventor. He took part in the 1936 Olympic Games where he was the youngest member of the ski-jumping team from Yugoslavia. He is best remembered for inventing the perfume atomizer and plastic ice skates. Peter Florjančič's life and career inspired a documentary film that released in 2002.

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Jason Lamy-Chappuis
(Former ski jumper and cross-country skier who has represented France in Nordic combined ski events between 2002 and 2015)
Jason Lamy-Chappuis
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Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, United States
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Elena Runggaldier
(Ski jumper)
Elena Runggaldier
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Birthdate: July 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
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Yuki Ito
(Ski jumper)
Yuki Ito
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Birthdate: May 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shimokawa, Hokkaido, Japan
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Irina Avvakumova
(Ski jumper)
Irina Avvakumova
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Birthdate: September 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mysa, Russia
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Ema Klinec
(The First Slovenian Female Ski Jumping World Champion)
Ema Klinec
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Birthdate: July 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia

Ema Klinec is a Slovenian ski jumper who won the gold medal in the women's individual normal hill competition at the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, becoming the first Slovenian female ski jumper to do so. In the same World Championships, Ema Klinec also won the silver medal in the team normal hill competition.

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Anette Sagen
(Ski jumper)
Anette Sagen
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Birthdate: January 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mosjøen, Norway

Retired Norwegian ski jumper Anette Sagen is mostly known for her bronze win at the 2009 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. She is also a 3-time Continetal Cup winner and won her first World Cup in 2013. She made headlines when she wasn’t allowed to jump K-185 in Vikersund even after performing well.

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Artti Aigro
(Ski jumper)
Artti Aigro
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Birthdate: August 29, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Otepää, Estonia
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Tara Geraghty-Moats
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Birthdate: April 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
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Tormod Knutsen
(Nordic combined skier)
Tormod Knutsen
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Birthdate: January 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Eidsvoll Municipality, Norway
Died: February 23, 2021

Tormod Knutsen was a Nordic combined skier from Norway. He is best remembered for winning a silver and gold medal at the 1960 and 1964 Winter Olympics respectively. A four-time national champion, Tormod Knutsen was honored with the prestigious Holmenkollen Medal in 1960. In 1964, Knutsen penned an autobiography titled In jumps and trails.

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Chiara Holzl
(Ski jumper)
Chiara Holzl
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Birthdate: July 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schwarzach im Pongau, Austria
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Andrzej Stękała
(Ski jumper)
Andrzej Stękała
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Birthdate: June 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zakopane, Poland
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Špela Rogelj
(Retired Ski Jumper)
Špela Rogelj
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Birthdate: November 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Špela Rogelj is a Slovenian former ski jumper best known for winning a silver medal at the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany. Rogelj started her career by competing in the FIS Ski Jumping Continental Cup before proceeding to represent her country at World Cup level. Špela Rogelj announced her retirement in 2022.

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