Eddie Edwards
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Eddie Edwards

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Birthday
5, 1963
Birthplace
Cheltenham, England
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
5, 1963 (age 54)
Birthplace
Cheltenham, England

About

The first skier to represent Great Britain in ski jumping at the Olympics; he also broke the distance record.

Before Fame

He was born in the city of Cheltenham, England, but moved to Lake Placid in order to pursue more intense training so he could qualify for the Olympics.

Trivia

He was responsible for the 'Eddie the Eagle Rule,' which mandates that Olympic hopefuls must compete in international events and finish in the top 30 percent or the top 50 competitors.

Family Life

He married Samantha Morton in 2003.

Associated With

In 2016, a film about him titled Eddie the Eagle was released, with Taron Egerton portraying him.