Tom Hilde (NOR)

IN HAKUBA (JPN) THE FISCHER EAGLES ARE ON TOP AGAIN

26.08.2011
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In Hakuba (JPN) again three Fischer eagles made the podium: Tom Hilde (NOR, Fischer) claimed victory ahead of Piotr Zyla (POL, Fischer) and local hero Taku Takeuchi (JPN; Fischer).
Tom Hilde, who already dominated the training in Hakuba, took a clear victory with jumps off 132.5 and 125.5 meters and thus was able to celebrate his first ever Summer Grand Prix victory. The winner then was beside himself with joy: "It was a good, but definitely not an easy competition. But I will remember this day for the rest of my life because it was my first victory in the Summer Grand Prix.”

Piotr Zyla and Taku Takeuchi likewise celebrated a premiere because in second and third place the two of them made the podium in a Summer Grand Prix the first time in their careers, too.

In the Summer Grand Prix overall ranking Thomas Morgenstern (AUT, Fischer) is still in the lead with 580 points ahead of Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer) with 389 points. Both athletes did not take the trip to Japan. Thanks to todays victory Tom Hilde improved up to third place in the overall ranking with 303 points.
Summer Grand Prix Hakuba (JPN):
1. Tom Hilde
NOR 132.5
2. Piotr Zyla
POL 127.5
3. Taku Takeuchi
JPN 126.0
4. Denis Kornilov
RUS 128.5
5. Jurij Tepes
SLO 128.0
6. Daiki Ito
JPN 126.5
9. Andreas Wank
GER 127.0
10. Michael Neumayer
GER 127.5
11. Fumihisa Yumoto
JPN 126.0
12. Shohei Tochimoto
JPN 126.5
13. Krzysztof Mietus
POL 125.0