Ski jumpers Rowley (Canada), Johnson (USA) disqualified from large hill for suit violations
Canadian ski jumper Matthew Rowley and American Anders Johnson were disqualified from Saturday's large hill event for suit violations. Their first jumps will not count.
Ski suits must fit according to an FIS set of rules. Suits must be sized correctly and skin tight as to not give any advantages in jumping.
From a CBS report on ski jumping suits:
There cannot be more than two centimeters of extra fabric in the underarms or the crotch. Fit changes when the athletes' weight fluctuates even slightly, so the U.S. coach now travels with a commercial sewing machine just in case they need last-minute adjustments.
Officials at the venue confirmed Rowley and Johnson's suits were too big.