Ski jumping is an individual event in the games. Two medals can be won, on the small, 70 m jump and on the 90 m jump. Contestants have three jumps each for the title, the best of which is the one taken into account.After the downhill run the skier takes off with both skis together and the body leaning forward parallel with the skis. He must land gracefully with both skis still together and remain upright. The task is made somewhat easier by the shape of the skis which longer and broader than those used for downhill racing.Judges give points for style, while the distance covered by the skier between the tip of the jump and the landing point is measured.Ski jumping has been an Olympic event ever since the winter games began, and is most often won by Scandinavians. However the Koreans have made this sport one of their specialities in the last few years.