Masahiko Harada

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Birthday
9, 1968
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
9, 1968 (age 51)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Japanese ski jumper best known for his 1994 Winter Olympics meltdown, and his subsequent gold medal at the 1996 Olympics.

Before Fame

His jump at the 1994 Olympics came up just 98 meters shy of winning him and Japan the gold.

Trivia

He was appointed Ambassador to the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 2006.

Family Life

He married Eiko Harada after the 1994 Olympics.

Associated With

He and Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann have both taken home the gold medal at the Olympic Games.