Korean and Japanese World Cup teams were named
Three weeks before the start of the Olympic-Winter 2013/14 the teams from the Far East now announced their competitors for the first World Cups of the season.
Veteran Noriaki Kasai, Daiki Ito, Taku Takeuchi, Reruhi Shimizu and Yuta Watase will represent Japan in the first weeks of the winter in the World Cup events in Klingenthal (GER), Kuusamo (FIN), Lillehammer (NOR) and Titisee-Neustadt (GER).
Korea will also take part in the season opener in Germany with a full team of four. Head coach Wolfgang Hartmann named Heung Chul Choi, Chil Ku Kang, Seou Choi and Hyun Ki Kim on his team for the competitions in the Vogtland-Arena. Heung Chul Choi and Chil Ku Kang will then also compete in Kuusamo and Lillehammer.
"On the basis of the results in Scandinavia the cards are going to be reshuffled for Neustadt and Engelberg. Athletes of the Korean Ski Association will compete in all the World and Continental Cups", Wolfgang Hartmann told FISskijumping.com.
At the COC in Engelberg after Christmas it will then be decided who will get the chance to take part in this season's first highlight, the 4-Hills-Tournament.