Ski Jumping - Scoring and Rules
FIS is the governing body for creating and implementing rules of ski jumping and all other individual bodies who organise ski jumping competitions have to follow the same.
Some of the rules for this sport are as follows −
The underweight players are penalized as their ski length is shorter. This reduces the aerodynamic lift which can be achieved by them.
Distance, style, inrun length and wind conditions are taken into consideration while deciding a winner.
The skier has to aim the calculation point which is the target on each hill.
The calculation point is also the landing area marked by K line. The K line is 90 meters for K-90 competitions and 120 meters for K-120 competitions.
If a skier lands on the K line then he receives 60 points.
If the skier lands beyond the K line he gets extra point while falling short can lead to deduction in points for every meter.
Five judges are near to the expected landing point who award 20 points based on different criteria like balance, body position, landing and keeping the skis steady during flight.
The scores of jumps in two competitions are combined to declare the winner in individual events.