Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Bad Mitterndorf

07 January 2014 15:24
Facts & Figures - Tauplitz / Bad Mitterndorf
Facts & Figures - Tauplitz / Bad Mitterndorf -
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Sunday's event will produce the 100th ski flying win in WC history

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These two events will be the first two ski flying competitions on the World Cup tour for 2013/14.

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The second event, on Sunday, will see the 100th World Cup ski flying victory. Currently, there have been 97 World Cup ski flying events, and 98 winners - with one tie for first between Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) and Johan Remen Evensen (NOR) at Vikersund in February 2011.

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Schlierenzauer is easily the most successful ski flyer in World Cup history, with 14 victories. The next most successful ski fliers are Adam Malysz (POL) and Matti Nykänen (FIN), with six World Cup wins each.

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Schlierenzauer has won nearly half of the World Cup ski flying events he has competed in – 14 out of 30. He has 17 podiums and has finished in the top eight in 27 of his 30 ski flying events at World Cup level.

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Martin Koch (AUT) and Robert Kranjec (SLO) both have four World Cup wins in ski flying, equal second behind Schlierenzauer among active jumpers.

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Austria has won 37 of the 97 World Cup ski flying events and claimed 80 podiums, both more than double its nearest rivals.

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Austria's 37 World Cup wins in ski flying are almost as many as the most podiums by any other country – 38, by both Finland and Norway.

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At Tauplitz / Bad Mitterndorf, Schlierenzauer leads all jumpers with three World Cup ski flying victories (two in 2009, one in 2010).

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Four jumpers have won twice at Tauplitz / Bad Mitterndorf, though Kranjec is the only one of the four who is still competing and who can equal or surpass Schlierenzauer's mark of three wins this weekend.

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The last time ski flying was held in Tauplitz / Bad Mittendorf, in 2012, Kranjec and Anders Bardal (NOR) won the two competitions.

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In 22 World Cup ski flying competitions in Tauplitz / Bad Mitterndorf, Austrian jumpers have recorded 25 podiums.

 

Ammann seeks first World Cup ski flying victory

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After finishing third in the Four Hills, Simon Ammann (SUI) is back in form and searching for his first World Cup ski flying victory (though he does have a world championship ski flying victory from 2010).

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Ammann has come second in nine World Cup ski flying events. No other jumper has come second more than four times in World Cup ski flying history.

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Ammann has 13 World Cup ski flying podiums, equal third with Koch and Andreas Goldberger (AUT), behind only Schlierenzauer (17) and Malysz (15).

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Ammann's 13 World Cup ski flying podiums without a victory are easily the most of any athlete. Among jumpers with no World Cup ski flying wins, Pavel Ploc (TCH) and Roberto Cecon (ITA) are next in podiums with just four each.

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Ammann owns 13 of Switzerland's 15 podiums in World Cup ski flying, and also the most recent 13. Stefan Zünd owns Switzerland's other two World Cup ski flying podiums, including Switzerland's only World Cup ski flying victory, in Tauplitz / Bad Mitterndorf in February 1991.

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Ammann is tied with World Cup leader Kamil Stoch (POL) for the most individual World Cup podiums so far this season. Both have made five podiums in 2013/14 on all hills.

 

Diethart competes in World Cup ski flying for the first time

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Newly crowned Four Hills champion Thomas Diethart (AUT) has never participated in a World Cup ski flying event before.

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The 21-year-old sensation has competed in six World Cup events this season (all on large hills), and finished in the top six in all of them.

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In those six events, he has won two of them and finished in every position in the top six except second.

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Diethart can emulate his teammate Schlierenzauer by winning the first World Cup ski flying event that he participates in. After initially being held out of ski flying because of his young age, Schlierenzauer won the first major ski flying event he competed in at the 2008 world championships at age 18 and then won the first four World Cup ski flying events he contested in 2008 and 2009.

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Despite competing in only half of the 12 individual events on the World Cup tour so far this season, Diethart has already moved up into sixth position in the World Cup standings heading into this weekend.