Eddie the Eagle

Born Dec 5, 1963

Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie the Eagle, is an English ski-jumper and Olympian who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1928 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. He also took part in amateur speed skiing, running at 106.8 km/h, and became a stunt jumping world record holder for jumping over 6 buses.
In 2016, he was portrayed by Taron Egerton and Tom and Jack Costello in the biographical film Eddie the Eagle.
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“Sometimes I take off, and I can't see where I'm going.”

Eddie the Eagle
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