Armin Kogler
Armin Kogler is an Austria
Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...

n ski jumper who competed from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s. After his surprise win at the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 1979
FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 1979
The FIS Ski-Flying World Ski Championships 1979 took place in Planica, Slovenia for the second time. Planica hosted the FIS Ski Flying World Championships in 1972.-Individual:-Medal table:-References:* - accessed 25 November 2009....

, Kogler set a new record in Planica (1981) with a leap of 180 meters. He won two overall World Cup victories (1981 and 1982) along with a complete set of medals at the 1982 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
1982 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1982 took place 19-28 February 1982 in Oslo, Norway at the Holmenkollen ski arena. This was Oslo's record-tying fourth time hosting the event after previously doing so in 1930, the 1952 Winter Olympics, and 1966. The Nordic combined 3 × 10 km team event and...

 with gold in the individual normal hill, a silver in the team large hill, and a bronze in the individual large hill. He would then follow it up with a silver in the team large hill event at the 1985 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
1985 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1985 took place January 16-27, 1985 in Seefeld, Austria . This was the fourth time the Innsbruck area hosted these championships, having done so in 1933, the 1964 Winter Olympics, and the 1976 Winter Olympics...

 in Seefeld
Seefeld, Tirol
Seefeld in Tirol is a municipality of the Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tyrol, located about northwest of Innsbruck. With more than one million overnight stays each year, it is one of the most popular Tyrolean tourist destinations especially for skiing in winter, but also for...

. Additionally, Kogler won the ski jumping
Ski jumping
Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down a take-off ramp, jump and attempt to land as far as possible down the hill below. In addition to the length of the jump, judges give points for style. The skis used for ski jumping are wide and long...

 event at the Holmenkollen ski festival
Holmenkollen ski festival
The Holmenkollen Ski Festival is a traditional annual Nordic skiing event in Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway. The full official name of the event is Holmenkollen FIS World Cup Nordic. It takes place in March and has been arranged every year since 1892, except for 1898 and during World War II...

 in 1980. Kogler's best Olympic finish was fifth in the individual large hill at the 1980 Winter Olympics
1980 Winter Olympics
The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, was a multi-sport event which was celebrated from 13 February through 24 February 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. This was the second time the Upstate New York village hosted the Games, after 1932...

 in Lake Placid
Lake Placid, New York
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village had a population of 2,638....


For his ski jumping successes, he was awarded the Holmenkollen medal
Holmenkollen medal
The Holmenkollen medal is Norwegian skiing's highest award for competitors. It signifies top placings in international championships and other international events, including the Holmenkollen events....

 in 1984 (shared with Lars-Erik Eriksen
Lars-Erik Eriksen
Lars-Erik Eriksen was a Norwegian cross country skier who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s.At the 1980 Winter Olympics, he earned a silver in the 4 x 10 km...

 and Jacob Vaage
Jacob Vaage
Jakob Vaage was a Norwegian skier and historian.Vaage was an active skier for Ullern SK, and participated in summer sports for Bestum IF. He was admitted to the exclusive skiing club SK Ull in 1947, and became an honorary member in 1983...


Kogler is the uncle of Martin Koch
Martin Koch (ski jumper)
Martin "Mascht" Koch is a ski jumper from Austria.A competitor since 1999, he has finished in the Top 3 in all ski jumping events eighteen times, including two victories with the first being on January 8, 2011 in Harrachov...

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