Robert Kranjec (SLO)
Jurij Tepes (SLO)

SLOVENIA'S EAGLES FLY TO VICTORY DESPITE A FALL

19.02.2012
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Slovenian's Jurij Tepes and Robert Kranjec (SLO, both Fischer)
surprisingly celebrated victory in team event with their team mates in skiflying in Oberstdorf ahead of Austria and Norway.
Slovenians triumphate although Prevc fell
Surprisingly the winners in team competition at Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze in Oberstdorf were the Slovenians. Although they had to compensate a fall of Peter Prevc who suffered a fracture of the clavicula and a circulatory collapse they were able to stay shortly ahead of the Austrians Thomas Morgenstern, Martin Koch, Andreas Kofler und Gregor Schlierenzauer (all AUT, Fischer). "The competition today was not easy because of the difficult wind conditions. The track was getting slower, but the organizers did a really good job. I am happy that my team was able to handle those problems, and so we managed to perform on a high level. Of course, our thoughts go out to Peter Prevc now and we are hoping the best for him", said Tepes. Third went to Norway with Fischer athletes Rune Velta, Tom Hilde und Anders Bardal (all NOR, Fischer), 17 points back. The German team in line-up with Andreas Wank, Michael Neumayer, Richard Freitag and Severin Freund (all GER, Fischer) finished fourth. The final round was cancelled due to strong winds and snowfall.
Team, Oberstdorf (GER):
1. Tepes Jurij
SLO 218.0 732.5
1. Sinkovec Jure
SLO 189.5 732.5
1. Prevc Peter
SLO 225.5 732.5
1. Kranjec Robert
SLO 209.0 732.5
2. Morgenstern Thomas
AUT 203.5 731.8
2. Koch Martin
AUT 213.0 731.8
2. Kofler Andreas
AUT 208.5 731.8
2. Schlierenzauer Gregor
AUT 208.5 731.8
3. Fannemel Anders
NOR 216.0 715.9
3. Velta Rune
NOR 169.0 715.9
3. Hilde Tom
NOR 206.0 715.9
3. Bardal Anders
NOR 201.5 715.9
4. Wank Andreas
GER 194.5 702.4
4. Neumayer Michael
GER 163.0 702.4
4. Freitag Richard
GER 213.0 702.4
4. Freund Severin
GER 211.0 702.4