Martin Koch, Gregor Schlierenzauer, Andreas Kofler, Thomas Morgenstern (AUT)
Andreas Wank, Richard Freitag, Severin Freund, Maximilian Mechler (GER)
Jernej Damjan, Jurij Tepes, Robert Kranjec, Jure Sinkovec (SLO)
AUSTRIA WINS TEAM FLYING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOLLOWED BY GERMANY AND SLOVENIA
The Austrian eagles Thomas Morgenstern, Andreas Kofler, Gregor Schlierenzauer und Martin Koch (all AUT, Fischer) secured victory in ski flying team event in Vikersund.
Austrians win exciting event
Today ski flying on a very high level was shown due to fair conditions and less wind. Therefor it was possible to show seven flights with more than 200 metres for each nation on podium. Goldmedal went to favorites from Austria who reached 1648,4 points. But they were just 23 points ahead of the strong German team in line-up with Fischer-athletes Andreas Wank, Richard Freitag and Severin Freund (all GER, Fischer) showed a great performance toether with their team mate Maximilian Mechler and were fisghting hard against the Slovenian team in line-up with Jernej Damjan, Jurij Tepes, World Champion Robert Kranjec (all SLO, Fischer) and their mate Jure Sinkovec. Slovenians were 45 points back after eight flights in two rounds. Originally a tight fight was supposed between Austria and Norway but the local hero's were only able to show a good performance of Rune Velta (NOR, Fischer) while the team lost too many metres. They ended in fourth position, more than 100 points behind Austria.