Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)
Robert Kranjec (SLO), Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT), Jan Matura (CZE) (l-r)
GREGOR SCHLIERENZAUER CLAIMS TWO VICTORIES WITHIN SIX HOURS
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer) celebrated victory in first competition at skiflying World Cup in Harrachov. The Austrian won ahead of Robert Kranjec (SLO, Fischer) and Jan Matura (CZE, Fischer). In the afternoon the Austrian left Jan Matura and Jurij Tepes (SLO, Fischer) behind.
Exclusive record holder
The first competition at flying hill in Harrachov was postponed from yesterday's afternoon to today's morning. But on Sunday there were very difficult wind conditions, too, therefore the competition lasted more than two and a half hour. Best flyer today became Gregor Schlierenzauer. With his 47 World Cup wins he celebrated more victories than any skijumper before. The Austrian reached 193,5 and 211 metres and was only 0.3 points ahead of Robert Kranjec who jumped 197 and 204 metres. Third-placed Jan Matura already was more than 30 points behind. Andreas Stjernen (NOR, Fischer) benefitted of good conditions in his first round and finished fourth at the end. Michael Neumayer (GER, Fischer) came in seventh, ninth went to Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer) followed by Martin Koch (AUT, Fischer).
Schlierenzauer wins after one round
In the afternoon Gregor Schlierenzauer insisted on another victory. This competition was held with only one round and lasted nearly two hours, due to difficult wind conditions again. Schlierenzauer reached the longest jump with 197 metres and edged out Jan Matura with 194.5 metres. Third went to Jurij Tepes who showed his great shape with 193.5 metres again. The Slovenian fell in the morning after landing in the flat landing zone at incredible 220 metres (five metres more than hill record) but due to his amazing width he had a lot of seld confidence. Fourth went to Robert Kranjec followed by Andreas Stjernen who was the best Norwegian jumper this weekend. Simon Ammann (SUI, Fischer) came in sixth, Kamil Stoch finished eighth ahead of Martin Koch and Sebastian Colloredo (ITA, Fischer).