Jan Matura (CZE)
Tom Hilde (NOR)
Robert Kranjec (SLO)

JAN MATURA SURPRISINGLY SUCCEEDS IN SAPPORO

19.01.2013
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Jan Matura (CZE, Fischer) surprisingly celebrated his first World Cup win in Sapporo, Japan. The former nordic combined secured victory followed by Tom Hilde (NOR, Fischer) and Robert Kranjec (SLO, Fischer).
Matura improves his shape
Already during the Polish World Cups Jan Matura showed that it is possible for him to reach a top ten result. In Sapporo the Czech who was a nordic combined until junior age realized his masterpiece. Until now his best World Cup finish was a fourth rank in 2011 - as well in Sapporo - and he was already in the lead after his 132 metres in today's first round. In the final round he secured his first victory with 135 metres. "My dream came true today. I always wanted to win in the World Cup, it happened today and I'm really happy. I'm in a good shape and I enjoy jumping on this hill", Matura said. Behind the Czech Tom Hilde and Robert Kranjec completed today's podium. Fourth went to Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) ahead of Dmitry Vassiliev (RUS, Fischer) and Daiki Ito (JPN, Fischer) who seems to get in shape more and more. Two German jumpers Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) and Michael Neumayer (GER, Fischer) as well as two Polish jumpers Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer) and Maciej Kot (POL, Fischer) finished seventh to tenth.
HS134, Sapporo (JPN):
1. Jan Matura
CZE 132 135 249.5
2. Tom Hilde
NOR 136 139 248
3. Robert Kranjec
SLO 137 130.5 244.4
4. Anders Bardal
NOR 138 130 242.3
5. Dimitry Vassiliev
RUS 126.5 131 235.8
6. Daiki Ito
JPN 127 135.5 235.4
7. Severin Freund
GER 128 130.5 235.1
8. Michael Neumayer
GER 130 128.5 234.9
9. Kamil Stoch
POL 127.5 129 233.1
10. Maciej Kot
POL 121 138 231.8
11. Noriaki Kasai
JPN 127.5 123.5 225.1
12. Jurij Tepes
SLO 133.5 119.5 224.6
13. Andreas Wank
GER 128 131.5 223.5
14. Anders Jacobsen
NOR 125.5 127.5 220.1
15. Peter Prevc
SLO 135.5 119.5 218.7