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Eddie the Eagle

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Michael David Edwards (born 5 December 1963), better known as Eddie the Eagle, is an English ski jumper and Olympian who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping, finishing last in the Normal Hill and Large Hill events. He held the British ski jumping record from 1988 to 2001. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eddie the Eagle has received more than 3,984,680 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Eddie the Eagle is the 5th most popular skier, the 1,167th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,613th in 2019) and the most popular British Skier.

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  • 2.35

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Among skiers, Eddie the Eagle ranks 5 out of 541Before him are Ingemar Stenmark, Matti Nykänen, Toni Sailer, and Jean-Claude Killy. After him are Alberto Tomba, Bjørn Dæhlie, Birger Ruud, Sixten Jernberg, Hermann Maier, Annemarie Moser-Pröll, and Juha Mieto.

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Among people born in 1963, Eddie the Eagle ranks 49Before him are Peter Bosz, Yngwie Malmsteen, Lolo Ferrari, Dunga, Letsie III of Lesotho, and Empress Masako. After him are Stevo Pendarovski, Steven Soderbergh, Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, Joey Tempest, Jason Isaacs, and Félix Tshisekedi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eddie the Eagle ranks 1,167 out of 7,765Before him are Albert Hammond (1944), Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855), Mary Leakey (1913), Emily Davison (1872), Sophie, Countess of Wessex (1965), and Roddy McDowall (1928). After him are Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), Bob Paisley (1919), James Lind (1716), Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1375), Frank Lloyd (1886), and Alice Keppel (1868).

Among SKIERS In United Kingdom

Among skiers born in United Kingdom, Eddie the Eagle ranks 1After him are Gus Kenworthy (1991).