Thomas Diethart, Gregor Schlierenzauer, Andreas Kofler, Stefan Kraft (AUT) (l-r)
Kamil Stoch, Piotr Zyla, Klemens Muranka, Maciej Kot (POL) (l-r)
Tom Hilde, Andreas Stjernen, Anders Bardal, Anders Fannemel (NOR) (l-r)
Yuki Ito (JPN), Sara Takanashi (JPN), Julia Clair (FRA) (l-r)
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)
Yuki Ito (JPN)
Kamil Stoch (POL)
Anders Bardal (NOR)

AUSTRIA'S SKIJUMPERS A CLASS OF IT'S OWN

22.03.2014
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The Austrians Stefan Kraft (AUT, Fischer), Andreas Kofler (AUT, Fischer), Thomas Diethart (AUT) and Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer) dominated the last season's team event at World Cup final in Planica (SLO). Second went to Poland followed by Norway.
Kraft and Kofler set the base
Especially due to strong performances of the first two athletes Stefan Kraft and Andi Kofler and the help of wind conditions as well as the other teams today's team success went to Austria without many problems. With a 38 points disadvantage team Poland secured second spot represented by Maciej Kot (POL, Fischer), Piotr Zyla (POL, Fischer), Klemens Muranka (POL, Fischer) and Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer). As yesterday in individual event Norway's anchorman Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) along with his compatriots Andreas Stjernen (NOR, Fischer), Tom Hilde (NOR, Fischer) and Anders Fannemel (NOR) was beaten again with 0.3 points. German quartet composed of Andreas Wank (GER), Marinus Kraus (GER, Fischer), Richard Freitag (GER, Fischer) and Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) missed the odium by six points.

Yuki Ito makes a podium in last season's skijump
Yuki Ito (JPN, Fischer) again was the best Fischer athlete in today's last event in women's skijump with the best 29 athletes of the year. The Japanese wasn't able to jump as good as her outstanding team mate Sara Takanashi (JPN) who succeeded with a 27 points lead but celebrated her second spot. With this result she was able to capture the third spot in overall World Cup ranking behind Olympic Champion Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer) who missed today's event again due to knee problems and is will undergo a surgery on Monday. Today's tenth-placed Irina Avvakumova (RUS, Fischer) dropped back to overall fourth spot. In the last skijumping competition of this season Jessica Jerome (USA, Fischer) finished fifth, Maja Vtic (SLO, Fischer) and Ulrike Grässler (GER, Fischer) tied for sixth place. Ahead of Avvakumova Maren Lundby (NOR, Fischer) was ranked ninth.
HS139, Planica (SLO):
1. Sara Takanashi
JPN 135 132.5 271.6
2. Yuki Ito
JPN 128.5 125 244.9
3. Julia Clair
FRA 131.5 124 239.3
4. Line Jahr
NOR 122 126.5 232.6
5. Jessica Jerome
USA 117 124 232
6. Maja Vtic
SLO 125 119.5 227.5
6. Ulrike Gräßler
GER 124.5 126 227.5
8. Anna Häfele
GER 121 123 224.8
9. Maren Lundby
NOR 117 116 222.8
10. Irina Avvakumova
RUS 121 122.5 219.7
11. Katja Pozun
SLO 113 119.5 214.3
12. Coline Mattel
FRA 116 120.5 209
13. Chiara Hölzl
AUT 121.5 118.5 208.5
14. Lea Lemare
FRA 119 116 207.1
15. Evelyn Insam
ITA 122 118.5 204.9
HS139 Team, Planica (SLO):
1. Kraft Stefan
AUT 135.0 139.6 133.5
1. Kofler Andreas
AUT 135.5 140.9 131.0
1. Diethart Thomas
AUT 127.5 138.5 129.0
1. Schlierenzauer Gregor
AUT 128.5 118.9 136.0
2. Kot Maciej
POL 133.5 134.6 130.0
2. Zyla Piotr
POL 141.0 135.0 126.0
2. Muranka Klemens
POL 118.5 120.8 126.5
2. Stoch Kamil
POL 127.5 129.4 134.5
3. Stjernen Andreas
NOR 128.5 128.5 124.0
3. Hilde Tom
NOR 138.5 129.3 117.0
3. Fannemel Anders
NOR 130.5 130.6 129.0
3. Bardal Anders
NOR 131.0 140.0 132.5
4. Wank Andreas
GER 127.5 123.2 133.0
4. Kraus Marinus
GER 141.5 129.3 117.5
4. Freitag Richard
GER 134.0 138.9 129.5
4. Freund Severin
GER 133.0 134.2 133.5