Ski Jumping: Stoch becomes double Olympic Champion

19 February 2014 20:04
Noriaki Kasai, Kamil Stoch, Peter Prevc
Noriaki Kasai, Kamil Stoch, Peter Prevc -
FIS

The Ski Jumping competitions at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games are already completed with three events for the men, and one for the ladies in the record books.

Whilst already claiming gold on the HS 106, Kamil Stoch (POL) also took victory on the HS 140 and was the dominant athlete in the men's competitions. After Matti Nykaenen (FIN, 1988) and Simon Ammann (SUI, 2002 and 2010) he is only the third athlete to win on both hills. Besides Stoch, Peter Prevc (SLO) added a bronze to his silver medal from the HS 106 Hill, while Japan’s veteran Noriaki Kasai flew to silver. Proving that age does not matter, the 41-year-old athlete became the oldest Olympic medalist in Ski Jumping history.

The final men's team competition on the HS 140 on Monday evening was a real nail-biter. The German team (Severin Freund, Marinus Kraus, Andreas Wellinger and Andreas Wank) took the win with the very final jump of the competition after accumulating 1042.1 points. Austria (Thomas Diethart, Michael Hayboeck, Thomas Morgenstern and Gregor Schlierenzauer) was second with 1038.4 points. Third place went to the team of Japan (Noriaki Kasai, Taku Takeuchi, Daiki Ito and Reruhi Shimizu) with 1024.9 points.

The final Ski Jumping medal count at the Olympics is as follows:

Rank

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

1

Poland

2

0

0

1

Germany

2

0

0

3

Austria

0

2

0

4

Slovenia

0

1

1

4

Japan

0

1

1

6

France

0

0

1

6

Norway

0

0

1