Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Planica

19 March 2014 08:34
Facts & Figures - Planica
Facts & Figures - Planica -
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Stoch can become the 6th man with Olympic, WCh and WC titles

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Kamil Stoch (POL) leads the World Cup standings by 168 points over Peter Prevc (SLO). Stoch can clinch the World Cup title in Friday's first individual competition.

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Stoch is the reigning world champion on the large hill and the reigning Olympic champion on both hills. He can become the sixth man to win at least one individual world championship, Olympic and overall World Cup title (see table below).

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Stoch can become the second Polish man to win the overall World Cup title after Adam Malysz, who won it four times (2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03 and 2006/07).

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Stoch has made 12 individual World Cup podiums this season. If he is on the podium on both individual competitions in Planica, he will equal Malysz's Polish record of 14 World Cup podiums in one season. Malysz achieved this in 2000/01 and 2001/02.

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Stoch won on the ski flying hill in Planica in Malysz's last World Cup event in March 2011, but Stoch has never jumped in competition on the large hill in Planica.

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Friday's competition will be the first World Cup event on the large hill in Planica since March 1998, won by Noriaki Kasai (JPN).

 

Jumpers with individual WCh, OWG and WC overall titles

Name Nation WCh OWG WC
Espen Bredesen NOR 1 1 1
Jens Weißflog GER 2 2 1
Matti Nykänen FIN 1 3 4
Thomas Morgenstern AUT 1 1 2
Simon Ammann SUI 1 4 1
Kamil Stoch POL 1 2 ?

 

Schlierenzauer can join Nykänen with 6+ wins at one venue

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Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) has won five individual World Cup events in Planica, all on the ski flying hill.

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Schlierenzauer can join Matti Nykänen (FIN) as the only ski jumpers to win six or more individual World Cup events at one venue. Nykänen won eight times in Lahti and six times in Sapporo.

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Schlierenzauer has no other individual World Cup podiums in Planica apart from his five wins. It is the only instance of a jumper having five or more wins at one venue with no other podiums.

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This weekend, Schlierenzauer could equal Primo┼ż Ulaga (YUG), Andreas Felder (AUT) and Andreas Goldberger (AUT) on six individual World Cup podiums in Planica.

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If Schlierenzauer is on the podium in both individual competitions, he would equal Malysz with seven Planica podiums, one behind the record of eight, held by Martin Koch (AUT).

 

Five or more individual WC victories at a single venue

# Name Nation Ort
8 Matti Nykänen FIN Lahti
6 Matti Nykänen FIN Sapporo
5 Janne Ahonen FIN Engelberg
5 Janne Ahonen FIN Harrachov
5 Roar Ljoekelsoey NOR Sapporo
5 Adam Malysz POL Oslo
5 Gregor Schlierenzauer AUT Lillehammer
5 Gregor Schlierenzauer AUT Zakopane
5 Gregor Schlierenzauer AUT Planica

 

Schlierenzauer can equal Morgenstern's team record

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Saturday's competition will be the first World Cup team event held on the large hill at Planica since March 1995. That event was won by a Finnish team that included 17-year-old Janne Ahonen.

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Schlierenzauer has won 15 World Cup team events and can equal the record of 16, held by his teammate Thomas Morgenstern. The top five most successful World Cup jumpers in team events are all Austrians from the current era, with Andreas Kofler (14), Martin Koch (11) and Wolfgang Loitzl (10) behind Morgenstern and Schlierenzauer.

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Including his two team wins, Schlierenzauer has won seven World Cup events in Planica. This weekend he could equal or surpass Nykänen's record of eight World Cup victories at one venue (Lahti) in both individual and team competitions.

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Austria have won three World Cup team competitions in Planica and can equal the record of four, held by Finland.

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Slovenia have won two World Cup team competitions this season and can win three for the second season in a row with victory on Saturday.

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If they do so, Slovenia would join Austria as the only countries to win at least three World Cup team competitions in a season twice. Austria have done it three times (2008/09, 2010/11, 2011/12).