Sven Hannawald (born 9 November 1974) is a German former ski jumper. His career best achievement was winning the 2001/02 Four Hills Tournament and becoming the only ski jumper in history to win all four events in the same tournament. He also won four medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, as well as three medals each in the Winter Olympics and the Ski Flying World Championships. He currently plays football for Kreisliga club TSV Burgau and drives for Callaway Competition in the ADAC GT Masters.
In 1998, Hannawald won a silver medal at the 1998 Ski Flying World Championships in Oberstdorf as well as a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Nagano in the team large hill event.
In the 1998/99 season, he finished fifth place overall in World Cup Ski Jumping. At the world championships in Ramsau, he won a silver medal in the individual large hill behind Martin Schmitt, as well as winning a gold medal in the team large hill event.
In 2000 Hannawald won the Ski-flying World Championships in Vikersund. He also won the ski jumping competition at the Holmenkollen ski festival that year.
In the 2000/01 season, Hannawald won gold in the team large hill event and bronze in the team normal hill event at the world championships in Lahti.
The following winter of 2001/02 was the most successful of his career: Sven Hannawald emerged victorious as the World's best ski jumper, winning all four Individual jumping titles at the Four Hills Tournament, the first to do so. He successfully defended his title of Ski Flying World Champion. At the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, he won gold in the team large hill and silver in the individual normal hill. He was nominated for Sportsman of the Year in Germany.
In the 2002/03 season he finished again second in the world rankings and managed to set another highlight of his career: at the Worldcup competition in Willingen, Germany , he became the third person in history to achieve perfect marks from all five judges (20 points maximum) - 27 years after the first one (Anton Innauer) and five years after the second one (Kazuyoshi Funaki). This mark has been matched only about one hour later at the same World Cup competition by Hideharu Miyahira, who finished sixth. Then it took another six years until Wolfgang Loitzl at Bischofshofen, Austria in 2009 during the 2008/09 Four Hills Tournament  became the fifth one.
In the 2003/04 season, he performed well below personal expectations. His best result was third in Engelberg. As a consequence of that, Hannawald ended his season prematurely. On 29 April 2004, Hannawald revealed that he was suffering from burnout, and had put himself into psychiatric treatment. During this time, Sven Hannawald managed to recover and reappeared to the public.
On 3 August 2005, he ended his career as a ski jumper, explaining through his managers that, after successfully dealing with his burnout, he no longer wished to suffer the stresses of professional sport.
|1||1997/98||6 January 1998||Bischofshofen||Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K120||LH|
|2||24 January 1998||Oberstdorf||Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K185||FH|
|3||1999/00||19 February 2000||Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf||Kulm K185||FH|
|4||10 March 2000||Trondheim||Granåsen K120 (night)||LH|
|5||12 March 2000||Oslo||Holmenkollbakken K115||LH|
|6||19 March 2000||Planica||Letalnica bratov Gorišek K185||FH|
|7||2001/02||2 December 2001||Titisee-Neustadt||Hochfirstschanze K120 (night)||LH|
|8||30 December 2001||Oberstdorf||Schattenbergschanze K115||LH|
|9||1 January 2002||Garmisch-Partenkirchen||Große Olympiaschanze K115||LH|
|10||4 January 2002||Innsbruck||Bergiselschanze K120||LH|
|11||6 January 2002||Bischofshofen||Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze K120||LH|
|12||12 January 2002||Willingen||Mühlenkopfschanze K130||LH|
|13||2002/03||22 December 2002||Engelberg||Gross-Titlis-Schanze K125||LH|
|14||29 December 2002||Oberstdorf||Schattenbergschanze K115||LH|
|15||18 January 2003||Zakopane||Wielka Krokiew K120||LH|
|16||19 January 2003||Zakopane||Wielka Krokiew K120||LH|
|17||2 February 2003||Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf||Kulm K185||FH|
|18||8 February 2003||Willingen||Mühlenkopfschanze K130||LH|
On 26 September 2008 he signed a two-year contract as Striker of TSV Burgau in the German Kreisliga.
In April he gave his debut as a Touring Car racing driver in the ADAC GT Masters. Hannawald drove his first race on 10 April 2010 in Oschersleben.
Hannawald was born in Erlabrunn and grew up in the nearby town of Johanngeorgenstadt by SC Dynamo Johanngeorgenstadt in the Ore Mountains. At age twelve, he was sent to a special school for young athletes in Klingenthal (SG Dynamo Klingenthal), also in Saxony. In 1991 his family moved to Jettingen-Scheppach near Ulm where he transferred to the Furtwangen Ski Boarding School, where he completed an apprenticeship in Communication Electronics.