Facts and figures about the 4-Hills final

05 January 2014 19:50
Facts & Figures - Bischofshofen
Facts & Figures - Bischofshofen -
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Diethart can be youngest Four Hills winner in 15 years

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Thomas Diethart (AUT) leads the Four Hills tournament standings with one hill remaining.

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At 21 years and 315 days on Monday, Diethart can be the youngest winner of the tournament since Janne Ahonen (FIN) won the first of his five titles at age 21 years and 240 days in 1999.

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Diethart would be the youngest Austrian to win since Ernst Vettori in 1986 and the sixth youngest Austrian overall to win the tournament.

 

Ammann can join Nykänen as only men with all 5 major titles

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Simon Ammann (SUI) is in second place in the tournament standings and is seeking to win the Four Hills for the first time.

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The Four Hills tournament is the only major individual ski jumping trophy that Ammann hasn't already won.

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Ammann has won Olympic gold (four times), world championship gold (2007), ski flying world championship gold (2010) and the World Cup overall title (2010).

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If Ammann adds the Four Hills to the list, he will join Matti Nykänen (FIN) as the only men to have won all five major individual ski jumping trophies.

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Apart from Ammann, six other jumpers have claimed four of the five titles. This includes two active jumpers, Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) and Thomas Morgenstern (AUT), who can both complete the set this year. Schlierenzauer will have his chance at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, while Morgenstern must wait until the ski flying World Championships in Harrachov in March.

 

Different major individual ski jumping titles won

 

# Name Nation OG WCh SFWCh WC 4H
5 Matti Nykänen FIN 3 1 1 4 2
4 Simon Ammann SUI 4 1 1 1 ?
4 Espen Bredesen NOR 1 1 x 1 1
4 Hans-Georg Aschenbach GER 1 3 1 x 1
4 Jens Weißflog GER 2 2 x 1 4
4 Kazuyoshi Funaki JPN 1 1 1 x 1
4 Gregor Schlierenzauer AUT x 1 1 2 2
4 Thomas Morgenstern AUT 1 1 x 1 1

 

Morgenstern can equal Nykänen with 5th top-3 finish in Four Hills

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Thomas Morgernstern is in third place in the Four Hills standings.

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Morgenstern has made the top three in the overall standings in four different seasons (2011 – 1st; 2008 and 2012 – 2nd; 2005 – 3rd).

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If he makes it a fifth top-three finish in the Four Hills, he will equal Nykänen for fourth place on the all-time list.

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Only Ahonen (10), Jens Weißflog (GDR/GER, 9) and Björn Wirkola (NOR, 6) will have had more top three finishes in the Four Hills tournament than Morgenstern if the Austrian holds his podium place.

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Morgenstern has two victories and five podiums in Four Hills events in Bischofshofen. He can equal the record of three wins in Bischofshofen, held by Ahonen, Wirkola, Weißflog and Jiri Raska (TCH).

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Morgenstern can also join Wirkola and Raska on six podiums in Bischofshofen. Only Ahonen (10) has more than six.