Austria’s men overpowered the rest en route to team gold

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Team Austria was expectedly the best in the JWSC Ski Jumping Team event. Austrians, in jumping order, David Haagen, Daniel Tschofenig, Elias Medwed and Nicolas Bachlinger really showed their dominance yesterday and weren’t thinking about slowing down. After the first round, they had a convincing 42-point cushion to team Slovenia and grew the margin up to 71,5 points during the second round.

– Our confidence was high after yesterday’s success. We knew we are really strong as a team and that we’ll win. Still, we wanted to wait until the last jump to not celebrate too early, team Austria thought.

The rest of the world, however, went through an eventful battle for the other podium places. Each round the situation was vivid, and positions were in a continuous movement. When the dust settled, team Slovenia was able to keep their second place in the final round, finishing 11,6 points ahead of Russia.

Norway, even though Bendik Jakobsen Heggli jumped the competition-farthest 96 meters in the final round, was left without a medal as Russia barely beat them, only by 1,4 points.

The host country Finland wasn’t able to qualify to the second round. They fell short to team Germany and finished 9th.


Written by Topias Mikkonen