In 1962 there were for the first time two jumping competitions - on a medium and large hill. The first, historic vice-champion of the world in a smaller facility was the Pole Antoni Łaciak. In this way, he repeated the achievement of Stanisław Marusarz from the World Championships in Lahti in 1938 on a large hill. From today's point of view, it is amazing that the legendary "Grandfather" Marusarz... started the Zakopane championship as an honorary forejumper of the Wielka Krokiew competition! The ski jumping competition during the 1962 World Cup was also record-breaking in terms of attendance - 110,000 spectators each watched both competitions.