Carina Vogt (GER)
Bigna Windmüller (SUI)
Anders Bardal (NOR)
Zakopane (POL)
Richard Freitag (GER)

SKIJUMPING IN ZAKOPANE BECAME A COMPLETE FARCE - CARINA VOGT RUNNER-UP IN ZAO

19.01.2014
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In second skijumping event in Zao Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer) celebrated another podium with finishing second. Bigna Windmüller (SUI, Fischer) came in third. Men's individual compatition at skijumping World Cup in Zakopane became a complete farce. In an event with absolutely irregular conditions Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) was ranked on top.
Snowfall and just one round
As yesterday women's skijumping event had to be cancelled after one round. The reason for that was again changing wind conditions with many wind breaks plus snowfall and fog. Carina Vogt made another podium by winning outstanding Sara Takanashi (JPN). The German reached 96 metres and was just two metres shorter than Takanashi but Vogt had a two gates longer inrun than her opponent. Bigna Windmüller came in third after 91 metres. Maren Lundby (NOR, Fischer) finished fourth and missed the podium again, Yuki Ito (JPN, Fischer) was ranked seventh. Taylor Henrich (CAN, Fischer) finished ninth followed by Jessica Jerome (NOR, Fischer).



Strong gusts of wins, heavy rain and rain-sodden inrun track in Zakopane
We are already used to not totally fair compatitions due to changing conditions. But today it was extremely irregular but for all that the jury with Walter Hofer cranked the event: The first attempt was cancelled after four jumpers of national group - heavy tail winds, rain and a rain-sodded inrun after sudden warmth last night was the reason that no good jumps were possible.  30 minutes later the first round was restarted and lasted further two hours until all 50 jumpers had competed. Diethart (AUT) and Wellinger (GER) even had to jump twice after the inrun collapsed totally with a lot of water in the inrun before their first attempt. But they had no chance again.

Bardal wins chaos event
Despite the absolutely irregular condition and full-throated protests especially by Austrian coach Alexander Pointner (AUT) the competition counts. The winner is called Anders Bardal, Richard Freitag (GER, Fischer) made a podium finishing third ahead of his compatriot Marinus Kraus (GER, Fischer). Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) finished sixth followed by Michael Hayböck (AUT, Fischer) and Tomas Naglic (SLO, Fischer). Maciej Kot (POL, Fischer) and Andreas Kofler (AUT, Fischer) tied for tenth spot.
HS100, Zao (JPN):
1. Sara Takanashi
JPN 98 127.5
2. Carina Vogt
GER 96 117.5
3. Bigna Windmüller
SUI 91 109.9
4. Helena Olsson Smeby
NOR 91 108.3
4. Maren Lundby
NOR 89.5 108.3
6. Julia Kykkänen
FIN 90.5 107.1
7. Yuki Ito
JPN 84 103
8. Line Jahr
NOR 86 102.6
9. Taylor Henrich
CAN 86 101.6
10. Jessica Jerome
USA 84.5 100.6
11. Ulrike Gräßler
GER 93 98.7
12. Ramona Straub
GER 83.5 97.7
13. Gianina Ernst
GER 87 96.9
14. Atsuko Tanaka
CAN 83.5 95.1
15. Elena Runggaldier
ITA 80.5 93.5
HS134, Zakopane (POL):
1. Anders Bardal
NOR 131.5 127
2. Peter Prevc
SLO 124.5 124.7
3. Richard Freitag
GER 129 122.1
4. Marinus Kraus
GER 130 121.4
5. Mikhail Maksimochkin
RUS 130.5 119.8
6. Severin Freund
GER 124 117
7. Michael Hayböck
AUT 122.5 116.7
8. Tomaz Naglic
SLO 128 116.3
9. Anssi Koivuranta
FIN 125.5 116.2
10. Maciej Kot
POL 126.5 115.7
10. Andreas Kofler
AUT 131 115.7
12. Gregor Schlierenzauer
AUT 118.5 115
13. Klemens Muranka
POL 117.5 112.5
14. Jakub Janda
CZE 125.5 111.8
15. Krzysztof Biegun
POL 126.5 109.9