Noriaki Kasai (JPN)
Noriaki Kasai (JPN)
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)
Severin Freund (GER)
Robert Kranjec (SLO)
Carina Vogt (GER)
Carina Vogt (GER)
Irina Avvakumova (RUS)

16TH WORLD CUP WIN AT THE AGE OF 41 YEARS FOR NORIAKI KASAI

11.01.2014
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Aged 41 years Noriaki Kasai (JPN, Fischer) celebrated his 16th ever World Cup success. The Japanese won the skiflying event in Bad Mitterndorf, Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer) finished third. Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer) and Irina Avvakumova (RUS, Fischer) were able to confirm their sure hopes for a Olympic medal with another podium results in Sapporo.
Not put him on the scrap heap
Like during the whole season so far Noriaki Kasai showed that nobody shouls throw him on the scrap heap despite his 41 years of age. The Japanese succeeded with jumps at 196 and 197 metres and secured his 16th World Cup win - his first one he captured almost 22 years ago, his last one so far ten years ago. Kasai won with a ten point advantage ahead of his opponents who respectfully bowed to him. Gregor Schlierenzauer finished third followed by Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) and Robert Kranjec (SLO, Fischer). Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer) came in sixth ahead of Jurij Tepes (SLO, Fischer). Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes (CAN, Fischer) could be very satisfied with his ninth spot ahead of Michael Hayböck (AUT, Fischer).
The skiflying weekend is couded by a serious training accident of Thomas Morgenstern (AUT, Fischer) who is on intensive care after his crash with with head and lung injuries.


Sure medal at the Olympics?

Four weeks before the start of the Olympics Carina Vogt and Irina Avvakumova make steady podiums in each competition which cherishs hopes for Olympic medals for both athletes. Excellent fourth went in partly heavy snowfall to reigning mixed World Champion Yuki Ito (JPN, Fischer) who was just in 17th spot after the first round - but with the longest jump in the final round at 95 metres she nearly nosed the podium. Maja Vtic (SLO, Fischer) came in fifth. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT, Fischer) finished ninth followed by Jessica Jerome (USA, Fischer).
HS100, Sapporo (JPN):
1. Sara Takanashi
JPN 99 94.5 254.5
2. Carina Vogt
GER 94.5 94.5 240.7
3. Irina Avvakumova
RUS 90.5 89.5 224.1
4. Yuki Ito
JPN 84 95 219.6
5. Maja Vtic
SLO 89.5 90 216.1
6. Coline Mattel
FRA 88.5 88 215.4
7. Julia Kykkänen
FIN 92.5 86 214.9
8. Katharina Althaus
GER 86 91.5 212.5
9. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz
AUT 88.5 87 211.7
10. Jessica Jerome
USA 90 87.5 211.5
11. Atsuko Tanaka
CAN 87 88 210.5
12. Julia Clair
FRA 89.5 85.5 208.5
13. Ramona Straub
GER 91.5 82.5 206.4
14. Alissa Johnson
USA 90 91.5 203.8
15. Taylor Henrich
CAN 90.5 80.5 202
HS200, Bad Mitterndorf (AUT):
1. Noriaki Kasai
JPN 196 197 391.6
2. Peter Prevc
SLO 199 190.5 381.5
3. Gregor Schlierenzauer
AUT 194 194 380.3
4. Severin Freund
GER 190 181 358.4
5. Robert Kranjec
SLO 189.5 180.5 357.2
6. Kamil Stoch
POL 180.5 182.5 354.2
7. Jurij Tepes
SLO 185.5 178 354
8. Andreas Wellinger
GER 185 182 352.2
9. Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes
CAN 181.5 180 348.2
10. Michael Hayböck
AUT 185 182 347.2
11. Simon Ammann
SUI 171.5 191.5 345.6
12. Manuel Poppinger
AUT 181 183.5 343.1
13. Jan Matura
CZE 177 177 335.5
13. Wolfgang Loitzl
AUT 171.5 182.5 335.5
15. Piotr Zyla
POL 177.5 185 335.1