Thomas Morgenstern, Wolfgang Loitzl, Andreas Kofler, Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) (l-r)
Team Japan, Austria, Russia (l-r)

AUSTRIAN SKI JUMPER IN TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION UNBEATABLE

27.11.2011
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Austrian ski jumpers celebrated victory in the first team competition in Kuusamo without any problems. Japan secured their second place ahead of a Fischer-quartet from Russia. In individual competition twelve Fischer-athletes were ahead.

Austria unbeatable again
As expected Andreas Kofler, Gregor Schlierenzauer, Thomas Morgenstern (all Fischer) and their teammate Wolfgang Loitzl were unbeatable in the first team competition. The Austrian Eagles dominated the competition which was postponed from Saturday to Sunday due to strong wind and won with more than 100 points ahead of Japan with the Fischer athletes Shohhei Tochimoto, Taku Takeuchi and Daiki Ito and Russia, consisting of the four Fischer athletes Dmitri Vassiliev, Anton Kalinichenko, Roman Trofimov and Denis Kornilov.

Twelve Fischer-jumpers in front
The individual competition was also dominated by the Austrians with Andreas Kofler, Gregor Schlierenzauer and Thomas Morgenstern claiming the podium. "The hill in Kuusamo is mentally very challenging. I was very relaxed and focused today, despite yesterday’s cancellations. I didn’t know that I’m so strong at the moment but I had a good jump in the team competition and then it got better and better. I’m really happy about my victory today", said Kofler.The next places were occupied by Fischer athletes, too: Kamil Stoch (POL) missed the podium clearly and finished fourth. He displaced the Czech Roman Koudelka and Severin Freund (GER) to positions five and six. Denis Kornilov (RUS) confirmed the strong shape of the Russians and finished seventh ahead of Tom Hilde (NOR) and Richard Freitag (GER). Janne Happonen (FIN) ended up tenth ahead of Anders Bardal (NOR) and Shohhei Tochimoto (JPN, all Fischer).

 

Men Team, Kuusamo (FIN):
1. Loitzl Wolfgang
AUT 132.0 517.2
1. Kofler Andreas
AUT 127.5 517.2
1. Schlierenzauer Gregor
AUT 139.0 517.2
1. Morgenstern Thomas
AUT 138.0 517.2
2. Kobayashi Junshiro
JPN 127.0 408.4
2. Tochimoto Shohei
JPN 97.0 408.4
2. Takeuchi Taku
JPN 124.0 408.4
2. Ito Daiki
JPN 141.5 408.4
3. Vassiliev Dimitry
RUS 133.5 398.3
3. Kalinitschenko Anton
RUS 114.5 398.3
3. Trofimov Roman-sergeevich
RUS 107.5 398.3
3. Kornilov Denis
RUS 143.0 398.3
4. Mechler Maximilian
GER 132.0 392.1
4. Freitag Richard
GER 102.5 392.1
4. Neumayer Michael
GER 126.0 392.1
4. Freund Severin
GER 123.5 392.1
Men Individual, Kuusamo (FIN):
1. Andreas Kofler
AUT 138 138 264,2
2. Gregor Schlierenzauer
AUT 130.5 130.5 263,5
3. Thomas Morgenstern
AUT 137 137 256,3
4. Kamil Stoch
POL 129.5 129.5 239,1
5. Roman Koudelka
CZE 128 128 236,4
6. Severin Freund
GER 129 129 235,7
7. Denis Kornilov
RUS 131.5 131.5 234,9
8. Tom Hilde
NOR 130 130 233,5
9. Richard Freitag
GER 132 132 221,5
10. Janne Happonen
FIN 123.5 123.5 214,4
11. Anders Bardal
NOR 121.5 121.5 213,7
12. Shohei Tochimoto
JPN 126 126 209,3
13. Anssi Koivuranta
FIN 132 132 208,7
14. Michael Neumayer
GER 120 120 206,9
15. Johan Remen Evensen
NOR 132.6 132.6 204,3