Mario Seidl wins last PCR of the season

14 March 2013 16:42
Mario Seidl closeup
Mario Seidl closeup -

Ski jumping expert Mario Seidl from Austria has conquered the win in the last PCR of the season in Oslo today. The 20-year-old jumped 124 metres, giving him 115 points and a head start of 4 seconds should the PCR have to be used in case of bad weather tomorrow. He was followed by the brothers Watabe from Japan. Akito jumped 123,5 metres (114,9 p.), Yoshito achieved a distance of 122 metres which meant 111,2 points and 18 seconds of time disadvantage on the track.

Jason Lamy Chappuis ranked fifth, 30 seconds after the leader, his adversary for the overall, Eric Frenzel, came in as 8th (117 m, 102,6 p., +0:53). The other two Top Five athletes, Bernhard Gruber and Magnus Moan claimed rank 12 (+1:08) and rank 11 (+1:03).

As the PCR was also acting as a qualification, there were nine "casualties" who did not make it into the competition: Local heroes Gudmund Storlien, Øystein Granbu Lien, Audun Hokholt and Simen Tiller will not be competing tomorrow as well as Kail Piho (EST), Giuseppe Michielli (ITA), Mitja Oranic (SLO) and Adam Cieslar (POL). The most prominent victim, though, was France's Maxime Laheurte.

You can find the full result list here.