Irina Avvakumova (RUS)
Carina Vogt (GER)
Simon Ammann (SUI), Anssi Koivuranta (FIN), Kamil Stoch (POL) (l-r)
Simon Ammann (SUI)
trainer helping Thomas Morgenstern (AUT) to bind the boots tight
Simon Ammann (SUI)
Denis Kornilov (RUS) falls

SIMON AMMANN RUNNER-UP IN INNSBRUCK, FIRST WORLD CUP SUCCESS BY AVVAKUMOVA

04.01.2014
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The third event of Four-Hills-Tournament in Innsbruck was heavily influenced by foretold foehn storm. After just one round Simon Ammann (SUI, Fischer) finished second followed by Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer). Irina Avvakumova (RUS, Fischer) secured her first World Cup victory at women's skijumping event in Chaikovsky (RUS).
First World Cup win for the Russian
For Irina Avvakumova it was her first big success in World Cup events: Die Russian showed long jumps in both rounds with 100 and 101.5 metres, increased in the final round from three to one and beat her strong opponents Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer) and series winner Sara Takanashi (JPN). The German finished second, five points behind the winner. Katharina Althaus (GER, Fischer) missed the podium just 0.1 points behind Takanashi. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT, Fischer) came in seventh again followed by Eva Logar (SLO, Fischer).

Irregular conditions
The conditions in Innsbruck were far from fair, as forefold there were strong gusts of wind at Bergisel. The first round was cranked with many problems with former nordic combined Anssi Koivuranta (FIN) in the lead with lots of luck with wind, the final round was cancelled after 21 athletes due to increasing gusts of wind and a fall of Denis Kornilov (RUS, Fischer). So Simon Ammann was able to celebrate another podium with the longest jump at 133.5 metres followed by Kamil Stoch. Fourth went to Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer), Noriaki Kasai (JPN, Fischer) finished seventh. Thomas Morgenstern (AUT, Fischer) showed a great jump at 119.5 metres with very bad conditions and came in eighth. Jarkko Määttä (FIN, Fischer) finished ninth ahead of Denis Kornilov (RUS, Fischer).
HS106, Chaikovsky (RUS):
1. Irina Avvakumova
RUS 100 101.5 249.2
2. Carina Vogt
GER 101 99 244.9
3. Sara Takanashi
JPN 98.5 98.5 243.1
4. Katharina Althaus
GER 97 97 243
5. Coline Mattel
FRA 100 97 241.5
6. Ema Klinec
SLO 99 97.5 237.9
7. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz
AUT 99 96.5 235.2
8. Eva Logar
SLO 94.5 98 232.3
9. Katja Pozun
SLO 95.5 94 222.7
10. Julia Kykkänen
FIN 91.5 97.5 222.4
11. Bigna Windmüller
SUI 92.5 96.5 221.5
12. Maren Lundby
NOR 95 94 221.4
12. Ramona Straub
GER 93.5 95.5 221.4
14. Elena Runggaldier
ITA 94.5 94 219.2
14. Line Jahr
NOR 92.5 95 219.2
HS130, Innsbruch (AUT):
1. Anssi Koivuranta
FIN 132.5 127.5
2. Simon Ammann
SUI 133.5 126.3
3. Kamil Stoch
POL 126.5 126.2
4. Gregor Schlierenzauer
AUT 131.5 125.4
5. Thomas Diethart
AUT 126.5 122.7
6. Peter Prevc
SLO 128 122.1
7. Noriaki Kasai
JPN 126 121.3
8. Thomas Morgenstern
AUT 119.5 118.8
9. Jarkko Määttä
FIN 125.5 117.5
10. Denis Kornilov
RUS 128 117.4
11. Richard Freitag
GER 127 117.3
12. Stefan Kraft
AUT 123.5 117.2
13. Marinus Kraus
GER 125.5 114.6
14. Anders Bardal
NOR 115 113.7
15. Severin Freund
GER 121.5 113.3