WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE: GREGOR SCHLIERENZAUER WINS THE FOUR HILLS TOURNAMENT
It was then time for the home jump on the Bergisel hill in Innsbruck (AUT). Team colleague Andreas Kofler (AUT) snatched victory away from him – together with any hopes of winning the grand slam (winning all four events of the tournament). "That's no big deal for me, my big goal is to win the tournament," was how the 22-year-old reacted after the event.
In the end a third place after only one jump in the heavy snowfall of Bischofshofen (AUT) was sufficient for him to achieve his goal. "I've fought for this for a long while and my childhood dream has now come true," says the delighted winner. "I came close a couple of times, but this year I managed to keep my nerve. It's an amazing feeling to have won the Four Hills Tournament and stand on the top of the podium."