Gregor Schlierenzauer, Thomas Diethart, Stefan Kraft, Michael Hayböck (AUT) (l-r)
Michael Hayböck (AUT)
Stefan Kraft (AUT)
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)
Severin Freund (GER)
Maren Lundby (NOR)
Yuki Ito (JPN)

AUSTRIA'S EAGLES SUCCEED IN TEAM EVENT IN LAHTI

01.03.2014
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Maren Lundby (NOR, Fischer) made it on the podium in first event of women's ski jumping World Cup in Rasnov (ROU). Yuki Ito (JPN, Fischer) came in third. In Lahti (FIN) was held a team event today with winning team Austria composed of Thomas Diethart (AUT), Stefan Kraft (AUT, Fischer), Michael Hayböck (AUT, Fischer) and Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer).
Takanashi unbeatable
While many athletes as Olympic Champion Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer) or also silver medallist Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT, Fischer) suffered with knee problems, Sara Takanashi (JPN) showed her old strength again and totally dominated today's event. Austria's Iraschko already ended this season after knee surgery, the German near-term resigned her start in Rasnov due to a knee inflammation. Behind Japan's high-flyer Takanashi Maren Lundby secured her first carreer's podium with jumps on 96 and 89 metres, 25 points behind the winner. Yuki Ito finished third followed by Julia Clair (FRA, Fischer) and Irina Avvakumova (RUS, Fischer). Ulrike Grässler (GER, Fischer) came in seventh.

Austrians with healthy margin
Thomas Diethart, Stefan Kraft, Michael Hayböck and Gregor Schlierenzauer were a class of their own. They showed a well-balanced team performance and were 12.7 points ahead of team Germany after eight jumps, although Schlierenzauer jumped just 121 metres. "It was a very high standart today. We had difficult conditions. But we solved it very well and had enough good luck", Hayböck stated. Olympic Champions Andi Wank (GER), Marinus Kraus (GER, Fischer), Andi Wellinger (GER) and Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) jumped from four to two after a great final jump of Severin Freund on 127.5 metres while Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) lost important points with a bad landing and Prevc (SLO) jumped too short. With just half a point disadvantage against Germany team Norway celebrated third spot with Anders Fannemel (NOR), Andreas Stjernen (NOR, Fischer), Rune Velta (NOR, Fischer) and Anders Bardal followed by Slovenia represented by Nejc Dezman (SLO), Jurij Tepes (SLO, Fischer), Jernej Damjan (SLO, Fischer) and Peter Prevc (SLO).

HS100, Rasnov (ROU):
1. Sara Takanashi
JPN 100.5 99 252
2. Maren Lundby
NOR 96 89 226.4
3. Yuki Ito
JPN 95.5 87.5 221.6
4. Julia Clair
FRA 89 90 217.5
5. Irina Avvakumova
RUS 95 84 216.8
6. Julia Kykkänen
FIN 88.5 92 215.7
7. Ulrike Gräßler
GER 90.5 86 209.4
8. Lea Lemare
FRA 89 89 209.2
9. Coline Mattel
FRA 91 87 208.4
10. Katja Pozun
SLO 86.5 88.5 205.2
11. Katharina Althaus
GER 86 88 205
12. Maja Vtic
SLO 85.5 89.5 204.6
13. Evelyn Insam
ITA 88 88 203.8
14. Line Jahr
NOR 91 82.5 199.2
15. Jessica Jerome
USA 84.5 88 194.9
HS130 Team, Lahti (FIN):
1. Diethart Thomas
AUT 128.5 130.3 114.5
1. Kraft Stefan
AUT 125.0 123.9 127.5
1. Hayboeck Michael
AUT 118.5 115.8 125.5
1. Schlierenzauer Gregor
AUT 128.0 128.4 121.0
2. Wank Andreas
GER 112.0 100.7 123.5
2. Kraus Marinus
GER 117.5 109.6 128.5
2. Wellinger Andreas
GER 119.0 117.1 128.5
2. Freund Severin
GER 130.5 134.9 127.5
3. Fannemel Anders
NOR 133.0 130.4 120.0
3. Stjernen Andreas
NOR 120.0 111.7 115.5
3. Velta Rune
NOR 126.0 126.4 126.5
3. Bardal Anders
NOR 123.0 122.1 130.0
4. Dezman Nejc
SLO 122.0 117.7 120.5
4. Tepes Jurij
SLO 125.5 121.6 126.5
4. Damjan Jernej
SLO 119.5 114.5 124.0
4. Prevc Peter
SLO 127.0 131.3 118.5