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Eddie Edwards


The first skier to represent THE UK in ski jumping on the Olympics; he also broke the length record. He was created in the town of Cheltenham, Britain, but transferred to Lake Placid to be able to go after more intense schooling therefore he could be eligible for the Olympics. He was in charge of the ‘Eddie the Eagle Guideline,’ which mandates that Olympic hopefuls must compete in worldwide occasions and finish in the very best thirty percent or the very best 50 competition. He wedded Samantha Morton in 2003. In 2016, a film about him entitled Eddie the Eagle premiered, with Taron Egerton portraying him.

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Full Name Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards
Date Of Birth December 30, 1983
Place Of Birth Boston, MA
Height 1.83 m, 1.73 m
Weight 97.07 kg97.07 kg
Profession Wrestler
Education De Montfort University, De Montfort University
Nationality British, British
Spouse Samantha Morton, Samantha Morton
TV Shows Splash!, Splash!
Star Sign Capricorn

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1 His song "Mun nimeni on Eetu" ("Eetu's my name") reached #2 in the Finnish Single Charts (1991).
2 After declaring his bankruptcy in 1992, he took a degree in law at De Monfort University in Leicester and became a sports agent.
3 Is portrayed by Steve Coogan in Eddie the Eagle (2016).
4 British ski-jumper, famously competing in the 1988 Winter Olympics.



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