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Quadruple victory for Austria in Trondheim

Mar 13, 2024·Ski Jumping
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What a demonstration of power for the ski jumpers from Austria at the World Cup in Trondheim (NOR).
The Austrians Stefan Kraft, Daniel Tschofenig, Jan Hoerl and Daniel Huber took places 1 - 4 at the first World Cup on the new HS 138 meter Granåsen large hill.
Behind the Slovenian Peter Prevc, the fifth Austrian Michael Hayboeck finished in 6th place.

The last time Austria took the first four places was in Thunder Bay (USA) in 1980. The mood in the Austrian team was correspondingly exuberant after the historic success.
"It was an amazing day for us, I'm surprised by this result myself and, to be honest, a little speechless. The result shows that we worked well in the summer and that we still have reserves and are capable of performing until the end of the season. The season was really long but the boys are still fit. The hills here in Trondheim suit us, but of course there is still a long way to go until the World Championships next year," explained head coach Andreas Widhoelzl.

Kraft on the brink of overall World Cup victory
It was Stefan Kraft's 42nd World Cup victory in total, his 12th of the current season. Kraft leads the overall World Cup with a lead of 303 points over Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi, who had to be satisfied with 14th place today after his victory yesterday on the normal hill. Theoretically, with four competitions still to come, Kraft can already win the overall World Cup at the next competition, the first ski flying event in Vikersund on Saturday.

Kraft leads the overall RAW AIR rankings
Kraft also leads the overall RAW AIR ranking. The Salzburg native is 26 points ahead of his second-placed team-mate Jan Hoerl.
In third place is Johann Andre Forfang from Norway, who finished in 8th place today after a fall in the final run (Forfang was uninjured), 46.9 points behind.

In the high-class competition, which was also the dress rehearsal for the World Championships in a year's time, the Austrians were joined by Switzerland's Gregor Deschwanden in 7th place, Norway's Benjamin Oestvold in 12th place and Philipp Raimund (GER) in 13th place. Philipp Raimund lost out on a much better place due to an unnecessary fall after landing.

Ryoyu Kobayashi and Dawid Kubacki, the best Pole on the day, were tied in 14th place.

The World Cup continues on Friday with the qualification (counts towards the RAW AIR overall ranking) for ski flying in Vikersund. On Saturday and Sunday, a Ski Flying World Cup on the largest ski flying hill in the world (record 253.5 meters) is on the program.

Official result

RAW AIR standing

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