22. Kazuyoshi Funaki-1998 Winter Games
What makes Kazyyoshi Funaki’s performance so special is that the 1998 Winter Olympics took place in Japan, his home country. He was a ski jumper who had been known for some time for his impressive work. What he did would change the landscape for the Japanese in the Winter Olympics for years to come. Funaki put on one of the best performances at the Olympic Games that the world had ever seen.
First and foremost, he won 2 Gold Medals. One for individual large hill and the other for the team large hill event. He’d also take home the Silver Medal for the individual normal hill event. However, one of the gold medals he took home as a result of doing a perfect jump. This has only happened once before, with Austrian Anton Innauer in 1976. They are now the only two ever to accomplish this feat.