Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Wisla

14 January 2014 16:58
Facts & Figures - Wisla
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Wisla to host their second World Cup round

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This event is part of the individual World Cup itinerary for the second time, after the first edition in January 2013.

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Last year, Anders Bardal (NOR) won, with Richard Freitag (GER) claiming silver and Rune Velta (NOR) bronze.

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Bardal’s win at Wisla and Anders Jacobsen’s win at Zakopane three days later have been the last individual Norwegian victories in the World Cup to date (29 events without a win).

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Last season, the best local jumper at Wisla was Piotr Zyla (POL) in sixth place. Kamil Stoch (POL) finished seventh, Maciej Kot (POL) 13th.

 

Polish World Cup hopes fly for victory in front of home audience

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World Cup leader Stoch has won individual events in Titisee-Neustadt and Engelberg this season. He can equal his personal best for a full season with another victory. Stoch won three in 2010/11.

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Stoch has won two individual World Cup events in his own country: Zakopane in 2011 and 2012. Only compatriot Adam Malysz (POL) has won more events on home hills: 4 (all at Zakopane).

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Krysztof Biegun (POL, Klingenthal) and Jan Ziobro (POL, Engelberg) also won individual World Cup jumps this season. Poland have three different winners in a single World Cup season for the first time ever.

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Wisla citizen Adam Malysz is the only Polish individual World Cup winner. His four overall wins (in 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03 and 2006/07) are the most in history, alongside Matti Nykänen (FIN).

 

Prevc coming off maiden win in individual World Cup events

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Last week at the Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf ski flying event, Peter Prevc (SLO) won his first individual World Cup event. On five previous occasions, including two in ski flying, Prevc won a team event with Slovenia.

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Prevc’ best individual result at a large hill is second place at the World Championships in 2012/2013 (behind Stoch) and at Bischofshofen in this season’s Four Hills Tournament (behind Thomas Diethart (AUT)).

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Prevc can become the second jumper from Slovenia to win back-to-back World Cup events (individual), after Primoz Peterka (SLO) in January 1997 and March 1998.

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Prevc became the seventh Slovenian winner of a World Cup event (individual). He can join Peterka (15) and Robert Kranjec (SLO, 5) as the only jumpers from Slovenia with multiple wins.

 

Schlierenzauer needs one more win to surpass Nykänen

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Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) won two individual World Cup events early in the season, at Kuusamo and Lillehammer.

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If Schlierenzauer wins at Wisla, it will be his third victory of the season. He can set a new World Cup record by winning at least three individual World Cup events in eight different seasons. So far, he has done this every season since 2006/07.

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Schlierenzauer currently shares the record of seven seasons with three or more individual World Cup victories with Matti Nykänen (FIN), who did it every season from 1981/82 to 1987/88.