Irina Avvakumova (RUS)
Irina Avvakumova (RUS)
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)
Noriaki Kasai (JPN)
Simon Ammann (SUI)
Noriaki Kasai (JPN)
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)

SCHLIERENZAUER AND KASAI FLY ON THE PODIUM AT KULM, AVVAKUMOVA THIRD-PLACED IN SAPPORO

12.01.2014
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Irina Avvakumova (RUS, Fischer) made her sixth podium in a row in women's skijumping World Cup in Sapporo (JPN). At second skiflying event at Kulm in Bad Mitterndorf (AUT) Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer) and Noriaki Kasai (JPN; Fischer) were able to fly to another podium.
Impressive series
Irina Avvakumova has a similar impressive run this winter like series winner Sara Takanashi (JPN): Another podium for the sixth time in a row, among it a victory. Today it became anew third spot for the 22-year-old Russian although she was far from satisfied with her second jump at 87.5 metres. Next weekend in Zao (JPN) Avvakumova will not compete but she will takt a training break in Oberstdorf (GER) to prepare for the Olympics on a hill in Sochi which doesn't suit her.
Today the conditions weren't easy again: Anew heavy snowfall in addition to changing wind which stirred up the classement vehemently. Second-best Fischer-jumper in today's event was Slovenian Maja Vtic (SLO, Fischer) finishing sixth followed by Jessica Jerome (USA, Fischer). Yuki Ito (JPN, Fischer) was caught by gusts of side wind in her final jump, therefor she dropped back from two to eight after 81 metres. Ulrike Grässler (GER, Fischer) finished tenth. Her compatriot Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer), runner-up in overall ranking, fell in her first round and had to be satisfied with finishing 13th.

Anew podium
Gregor Schlierenzauer and Noriaki Kasai made another podium result by winning Peter Prevc (SLO). The Austrian reached 186 and 197.5 metres and was 2.1 points behind the winner. Shortly behind Schlierenzauer the 41-year-old Noriaki Kasai finished third and was the only one in today's competition to fly more than 200 metres. Simon Ammann (SUI, Fischer) benefitted of better wind conditions in his first round, flew 195 metres and was nine points ahead of Prevc. But in the final round the Swiss had to be satisfied with fourth spot after just 190 metres. Jan Matura (CZE, Fischer) came in sixth followed by Jurij Tepes (SLO, Fischer) and Manuel Poppinger (AUT, Fischer). Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer) and Maciej Kot (POL, Fischer) were ranked ninth and tenth.
HS100, Sapporo (JPN):
1. Sara Takanashi
JPN 97 91 237.1
2. Coline Mattel
FRA 90 91 219.8
3. Irina Avvakumova
RUS 91 87.5 215.3
4. Atsuko Tanaka
CAN 85 91.5 215.2
5. Lindsey Van
USA 83.5 93 214.2
6. Maja Vtic
SLO 91.5 90.5 212
7. Jessica Jerome
USA 86 90.5 210.7
8. Yuki Ito
JPN 90.5 81 209.2
9. Katharina Althaus
GER 91.5 84 205.4
10. Ulrike Gräßler
GER 84 90 204.9
11. Line Jahr
NOR 86 85.5 201.6
12. Ayumi Watase
JPN 84 85 198.6
13. Carina Vogt
GER 90 89.5 197.4
14. Alissa Johnson
USA 83 84.5 196.9
15. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz
AUT 85.5 85 196.2
HS200, Bad Mitterndorf (AUT):
1. Peter Prevc
SLO 186 198 369
2. Gregor Schlierenzauer
AUT 186 197.5 366.9
3. Noriaki Kasai
JPN 180 201 365.8
4. Simon Ammann
SUI 195 190 365.5
5. Anders Fannemel
NOR 182 193.5 348.4
6. Jan Matura
CZE 183 186.5 345.9
7. Jurij Tepes
SLO 171 193 340.9
8. Manuel Poppinger
AUT 181 187 340.5
9. Kamil Stoch
POL 171 189 335.5
10. Maciej Kot
POL 181 181.5 331.9
11. Wolfgang Loitzl
AUT 172 187.5 331.8
12. Severin Freund
GER 170.5 188 330.3
13. Rune Velta
NOR 181.5 179.5 329.8
14. Jernej Damjan
SLO 176 184.5 329.6
15. Daniel-Andre Tande
NOR 174 179.5 324.5