Eddie the Eagle

Britain's first & last Olympic ski jumper

The life story about how Eddie became Great Britains’ first ever Olympic Ski Jumper. Michael Edwards, known as “Eddie the Eagle”, is an English skier who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping, finishing last in the 70 m and 90 m events. He became the British ski jumping record holder, ninth in amateur speed skiing (106.8 km/h), and a stunt jumping world record holder for jumping over 6 buses.



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