Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, is a British skier who was the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping.
At the time, Edwards was the British ski jumping record holder. A good downhill skier, he narrowly missed out on the GB team for that event for the 1984 Games.
Edwards first represented Great Britain at the 1987 World Championships, and was ranked 55th in the world and this performance qualified him, as the sole British applicant. Edwards was the best ski jumper in the United Kingdom, setting a British record of 73.5 m in one of his Calgary jumps in 1988.