Graphic explains the Ski Jumping event.
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PYEONGCHANG 2018

PyeongChang Olympic Ski Jumping

By Ninian Carter

February 9, 2018 - February 25, 2018 - Ski Jumping is one of 24 sporting competitions of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang 2018, South Korea.

Flying and landing posture marked by five judges. Highest and lowest scores disregarded. Remaining three added to distance score -

Distance Score: Normal hill skiers earn 2pts per 1m flown beyond K-point (lose 2pts per metre fallen short). On large hill, 2pts reduced to 1.8pts. Teams consist of four large hill jumpers (scores added together). The K-point (from German “Konstruktionspunkt”) is the point where the convex form of the hill begins to transform into concaved landing area.

PUBLISHED: 02/11/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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