Andreas Kofler (AUT)
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT), Andreas Kofler (AUT), Taku Takeuchi (JPN) (l-r)
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)
Taku Takeuchi (JPN)

FIFTH VICTORY THIS SEASON: ANDREAS KOFLER SUCCESSFUL AT BERGISEL

04.01.2012
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Andreas Kofler (AUT, Fischer) secured his fifth victory this season at Bergisel in Innsbruck. He succeeded ahead of Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer) and Taku Takeuchi (JPN, Fischer).
Kofler prevents another Schlierenzauer victory
Gregor Schlierenzauer didn't make it. He missed the possibility to win all competitions at Four-Hills-Tournament as Sven Hannawald made it in 2001/02. Schlierenzauer finished in second in the competition in Innsbruck 5,2 points behind Kofler. After the first round he was second behind Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer). Kofler benefitted in the final round of thermal while Stoch had to jump with tailwind and dropped back to rank nine. "At the end it was difficult to jump but I was lucky with the wind conditions and I am happy to be on top here", said Kofler who had never made a podium in Innsbruck before. Taku Takeuchi from Japan finished third today after his fourth place in Garmisch.

Nine Fischer-athletes made the top ten
Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) and Roman Koudelka (CZE, Fischer) finished fourth and fifth ahead of Thomas Morgenstern (AUT, Fischer). Michael Neumayer (GER, Fischer) was ranked eighth ahead of Kamil Stoch und Lukas Hlava (CZE, Fischer).
Vierschanzentournee, Innsbruck (AUT):
1. Andreas Kofler
AUT 131.5 131.5 252,8
2. Gregor Schlierenzauer
AUT 123 123 247,6
3. Taku Takeuchi
JPN 124 124 246,7
4. Anders Bardal
NOR 125.5 125.5 244,4
5. Roman Koudelka
CZE 122.5 122.5 239,5
6. Thomas Morgenstern
AUT 123 123 237,1
7. Maximilian Mechler
GER 126 126 235,1
8. Michael Neumayer
GER 121.5 121.5 234,4
9. Kamil Stoch
POL 108 108 232,0
10. Lukas Hlava
CZE 118 118 229,5
11. Peter Prevc
SLO 118 118 227,9
12. Richard Freitag
GER 114 114 227,2
13. Rune Velta
NOR 123.5 123.5 225,0
14. Jakub Janda
CZE 121.5 121.5 224,4
15. Dimitry Vassiliev
RUS 120 120 222,4