Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Falun

24 February 2014 09:40
Ski Jumping Facts & Figures
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Stoch goes for five wins in a row

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Kamil Stoch (POL) has won the last four international individual events: the two World Cup events in Willingen in early February and both Olympic hills in Sochi.

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Stoch is the first man to win four events in a row since Thomas Morgenstern (AUT) in December 2010.

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If he wins in Falun, Stoch will become the first man to win at least five events in a row since Simon Ammann (SUI) won seven in a row in February and March 2010. Ammann's streak, like Stoch's, contained two Olympic gold medals.

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Stoch has won 11 career individual World Cup events. If he wins in Falun he will equal Dieter Thoma (FRG/GER) and Andreas Kofler (AUT) on 12 career individual victories.

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Stoch can become the second Polish man to win in Falun after Adam Malysz, who won in March 2001.

 

Falun hosts first World Cup event in 12 years

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This is the first men's World Cup event in Falun (or anywhere in Sweden) since March 2002. That 2002 event was won by Matti Hautamӓki (FIN).

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With the recent retirement of Martin Schmitt (GER), the only active jumpers to have been on a World Cup podium in Falun are Wolfgang Loitzl (AUT) and Janne Ahonen (FIN).

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Loitzl was third behind Malysz and Schmitt in March 2001, while Ahonen was equal third with Sven Hannawald (GER) in 2002, behind Hautamӓki and Schmitt.

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In 18 men's World Cup events in Falun, there have been three multiple winners. Primož Peterka (SLO) is the only three-time winner, triumphing in 1996 (normal hill), 1997 and 1998.

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Matti Nykänen (FIN) and Werner Rathmayr (AUT) are the only other two-time winners. Nykänen won in 1983 and 1987, while Rathmayr won the weekend double in December 1992.

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Sweden has won only one individual World Cup event on home snow: Mike Martinsson's victory in Falun in March 1991.

 

Legends could be overtaken

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Ammann has 73 individual World Cup podiums, equal with Jens Weißflog (GDR/GER) for sixth place all-time. If Ammann passes Weißflog, he will be only two behind Nykänen and Morgenstern (76). Morgenstern ended his season and will not have a chance to pass Nykänen until next season, if he continues ski jumping.

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Ammann has made five World Cup podiums this season. If he makes another one in Falun, it will be his fifth season with six or more individual World Cup podiums.

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He would become the ninth man to have five seasons of six or more individual World Cup podiums, after Ahonen (9), Malysz (7), Andreas Felder (AUT, 6), Schlierenzauer (6), Weißflog (6), Andreas Goldberger (AUT, 5), Nykänen (5) and Morgenstern (5).