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Ski Jumping: Norwegians strike podiums in Poland, Ladies fly high in Hinterzarten
In the individual competition on 12th January in Zakopane (POL), Norway’s Anders Jacobsen and Anders Bardal rocked the sold-out arena of 25’000 fanatic spectators to clinch an impressive double victory. Local hero Kamil Stoch achieved a highly acclaimed third place.
In the team event the day before, Slovenia claimed its first World Cup triumph of the season by relegating team Poland and Austria to second and third places.
In the first competition after the famous Four-Hills Tournament, Norway’s Anders Bardal was victorious just three days later in Wisla (POL). Richard Freitag of Germany and Bardal's teammate Rune Velta came in second and third in front of 10,000 enthusiastic Polish fans. Four-Hills-Tournament winner and overall World Cup leader Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) could not take part because of a cold.
The next competitions will be taking place on 19th and 20th January in Sapporo (JAP).
Hendrickson and Takanashi triumph in Hinterzarten
After Schonach, the ladies' Ski Jumping World Cup presented by Viessmann continued its ‘German week’ in Hinterzarten on 12th and 13th January 2013.
The first individual competition on 12th January was held in perfect weather conditions and Sarah Hendrickson, one of this season’s big favourites was back on top of the podium for the first time since her victory in Sochi in December. Second place was taken by Sara Takanashi of Japan, while third place went to Coline Mattel from France.
The competition was overshadowed by a serious fall by the defending 2011 world champion, Daniela Iraschko (AUT) after the landing of her jump in the first round. The diagnosis was an anterior cruciate ligament rupture, as well as the lateral and medial meniscus. Iraschko underwent surgery the day after and will now need to take a break of six months from competition.
On 13th January, Sara Takanashi and Sarah Hendrickson changed positions: Takanashi won ahead of Hendrickson and Jacqueline Seifriedsberger from Austria which was a welcome boost as the only athlete starting for Austria after the injury of teammate Iraschko.
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