Anders Bardal (NOR)
Andreas Kofler (AUT), Anders Bardal (NOR), Noriaki Kasai (JPN) (l-r)
Andreas Kofler (AUT)
Noriaki Kasai (JPN)
Roman Koudelka (CZE)
Reruhi Shimizu (JPN)

ANDERS BARDAL WINS IN FRONT OF HIS HOME CROWD FOR THE FIRST TIME

07.03.2014
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Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) succeeded in World Cup event in his home town Trondheim. Second went to Andreas Kofler (AUT, Fischer) followed by Noriaki Kasai (JPN, Fischer).
Triumph on his home hill
Never before Anders Bardal succeeded in a World Cup event on Norwegian grounds - until now. Today the 31-year-old secured victory even on his home hill in Trondheim. The competition was held under difficult conditions, head winds and tail winds were constantly changing. Anders Bardal was one out of three athletes who made it over 130 metres in both rounds and he was 4.4 points ahead of Andreas Kofler after both jumps. Noriaki Kasai celebrated third spot but suffered with knee problems after his final jump again. Roman Koudelka (CZE, Fischer) showed an excellent first jump with early bib six which brought him the lead after the first jump. In the final round he dropped back to fourth spot due to the strongest tail winds of all 30 athletes followed by Reruhi Shimizu (JPN, Fischer) who realized his carreer's best. Jernej Damjan (SLO, Fischer) increased from 16 to 6 in the final, Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) even from 22 to 7. Michael Hayböck (AUT, Fischer) finished eighth ahead of Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer) who was one of very few athletes suffered with tail winds already in the first round - nevertheless in overall World Cup ranking he extended his lead against Peter Prevc (SLO) who didn't make the cut for top 30.
   
HS138, Trondheim (NOR):
1. Anders Bardal
NOR 136.5 131 269.3
2. Andreas Kofler
AUT 136.5 131.5 264.9
3. Noriaki Kasai
JPN 135.5 132 261.4
4. Roman Koudelka
CZE 137 125.5 259.6
5. Reruhi Shimizu
JPN 135.5 128 256.6
6. Jernej Damjan
SLO 129.5 131.5 249.3
7. Severin Freund
GER 126.5 135.5 248.5
8. Michael Hayböck
AUT 133 124 248.1
9. Kamil Stoch
POL 127 127 245.6
10. Anssi Koivuranta
FIN 129.5 126.5 245.2
11. Stefan Kraft
AUT 131.5 124 244.8
12. Piotr Zyla
POL 129.5 132 244.7
13. Gregor Schlierenzauer
AUT 130 126.5 244.3
14. Antonin Hajek
CZE 122 132.5 242.4
15. Jan Matura
CZE 129 131 242.3