Legendary British Olympic athlete.

Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards was Britain's first (and only) Olympic ski jumper, and appeared in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, where he achieved a stunning 55th place.

Still, for the duration of that event he was hailed as a national hero; a song "Fly Eddie Fly" made it into the UK top 50 singles chart, and a good time was had by all.

Actual achievments of Eddie's include:

International Alpine Skier
Represented Britain at 1987 World Championships, Oberstdorf
Represented Britain at 1988 Winter Olympics, Calgary
British National Ski jumping Record holder
55th in World Ski jumping
World No 9 in Amateur Speed-skiing (106.8mph)
Stunt Jumping World Record Holder (10 cars/6 buses)

Eddie, I salute you. See also Sports that the British are good at. Apparently someone is making a film of his life story. Hmm..