Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (AUT)
JAPANESE SKIJUMPERS PLAY THEIR FAVORITE ROLE IN MIXED EVENT
As supposed the Japanese skijumpers Yuki Ito (JPN, Fischer), Daiki Ito (JPN, Fischer), Sara Takanashi (JPN) and Taku Takeuchi (JPN, Fischer) secured the first World Championship title ever in mixed competition. They won ahead of Austria and Germany.
Japanese athletes unbeatable
Japanese mixed quartet played their favorite role in the first mixed competition in skijumping World Champs history. The athletes from Land of the Rising Sun lost a lot of points in both rounds after 90 ans 91.5 metres of their first athlete Yuki Ito who burst into tears after their success. But her three compatriots were able to made up for their backlog with six great jumps beyond 100 metres. Round about 25 points behind the Japanese Chiara Hölzl (AUT), Thomas Morgenstern (AUT, Fischer), Jacqueline Seifriedsberger (AUT, Fischer) and Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer) celebrated silver medal. In both rounds Schlierenzauer was well served with his style points which possibly brought team Austria their silver medal. After eight jumps they were just 1.8 points ahead of team Germany consisting of Ulrike Grässler (GER, Fischer), Richard Freitag (GER, Fischer), Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer) and Severin Freund (GER, Fischer). Norway along with Maren Lundby (NOR, Fischer), Tom Hilde (NOR, Fischer), Anette Sagen (NOR, Fischer) and Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) came in fourth.