Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards

Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards is a British skier who in 1988 became a universal celebrity after becoming the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. He was already the British ski jumping record holder, world ranked 9th in amateur speed skiing and a stunt jumping world record holder after jumping over 6 buses. He finished last in both the 70m and 90m events. In 2016 a film chronicling Eddie’s life story was released.