Johann Andre Forfang is a ski jumper from Norway who’s net worth includes an Olympic gold and silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Johann Andre Forfang Was Born Into Ski Jumping
Johann Andre Forfang was born on July 4, 1996, in Tromso, Norway. He was only a month old when he brother Daniel, then 15, moved to Trondheim to pursue his professional ski jumping career. Johann always felt he would follow in the footsteps of his older brother. At the age of 16, he also moved to Trondheim to pursue his brothers’ career as a ski jumper for the Norwegian national team only after four years of competing in ski jumping at the age of twelve. In December 2014, he began his World Cup career in ski jumping, debuting at the Engleberg, Switzerland leg. His brother, Daniel, competed for five years before retiring early amidst the constant pressure to maintain low body weight. Johann represents ski club Tromso SK, the same club as his brother Daniel. When he is not competing, he spends his free time in Trondheim with his girlfriend and enjoying the hobby of photography.
The Ski Jumper’s Net Worth Includes 2 Olympic Medals
Since joining the World Cup stage in 2015, Johan has since seen two individual wins; five team wins, 12 individual podiums, 11 team podiums, 74 individual starts, and 15 team starts. He has two gold medals in the Ski Flying World Championships, in 2016 and 2018. He also has a silver medal in the 2017 World Championships in Lahti. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang was his first Olympic debut. The ski jumper won a gold medal in Team Long Hill and a silver medal in Individual Normal Hill. In 2015 and 2016, he was named Athlete of the Year in Tromso, Norway. His personal best jump is 245 m (804 ft), which he achieved March 20, 2016, in Planica.
He Made His Olympic Debut In Pyeongchang
Johann seems to be at the beginning of his career, with his lack of injuries and ability to maintain a low body weight have allowed him early success and set him up for future podiums. The only injury he has received in his professional jumping career was in 2017 where he suffered a knee injury. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games and his success on such a large stage with so much pressure, have ensured he will continue to experience success as he progresses with the sport. The above Instagram post is captioned “unreal” by Johann. According to his Twitter account, Johann had been dreaming of a 2018 Olympic Winter Games debut for 11 years. Johann’s Instagram account, @johannforfang, has 38.1k followers, while his Twitter account, @JohannForfag, has 5k followers.