Horst Hardy Bulau

Biography

Athlete : Ski Jumping
Year Inducted: 1998
Date of Birth: August 14th, 1962
Born in: Ottawa, Ontario

Horst Bulau enjoyed an outstanding ski jumping career from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. He trained at Camp Fortune near Ottawa and is considered Canada’s greatest ski jumper. He has 13 World Cups wins to his credit, the most by any skier in Canadian history.

His Junior World Championship in 1979 was the first Nordic title by a Canadian. As a four-time Olympian he represented Canada in the 70m, 90m and 120m ski jumping events during four Olympic Winter Games including: Lake Placid, 1980; Sarajevo, 1984; Calgary, 1988 and Albertville, 1992.

At the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, Horst placed 7th, the best finish ever by a Canadian ski jumper in the 120m event.

Between 1978 and 1988, Horst competed in 129 events on the World Cup ski jumping circuit, including 13 World Cup wins with 26 podium finishes and was consistently ranked 2nd or 3rd in the world during most of his career.

Named Canada’s outstanding skier twice.

Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.