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COC-M: First win for Markus Schiffner

Markus Schiffner of Austria won the first Continental Cup competition in Lillehammer on Saturday evening ahead of Marinus Kraus and Fredrik Bjerkeengen.

With a jump on 124 m, Markus Schiffner was second behind Kraus after the first round, in the final the 21-year-old of Hinzenbach then jumped on 124.5 m and took his first ever win in the COC with 231.0 points.

"This is my first win, it was my first time at a victory ceremony. Of course that's something special. I don't know exactly how I did it, but the jumps were great. Now I'm super happy about the win. I just wanted to show a good performance, I didn't expect something like this to happen", said the Austrian.

After Marinus Kraus posted the longest jump of the day with 127.5 m in the first round, the German landed already at 119 m in the final and finished second overall (229.4 points).

With 123 m, local hero Fredrik Bjerkeengen jumped one meter shorter in the second round than in the first, but with this performance he was still able to move up from fifth to third.

Also Peter Prevc of Slovenia could improve his performance in the final. He moved up from tenth to fourth. He was followed by Phillip Sjoeen (5th), Michael Hayboeck (6th) and Anze Lanisek (7th) the second best athletes of Norway, Austria and Slovenia today.

The only Swiss in the competition, Marco Grigoli, was also able to achieve a good result as eighth.

David Zauner of Austria made his comeback in Lillehammer after a serious knee injury and came in 28th. Also his teammate Martin Koch took part today, the veteran finished 30th in his first test this summer.

Jakub Janda still leads in the overall ranking with 401 points, followed by Krzysztof Biegun (292 points) and Cestmir Kozisek (264 points). All three are competing in the Grand Prix in Nizhniy Tagil this weekend.

berkutschi.com, 14.09.2013

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