Bardal Norwegian Champion, Tande earns ticket to Sochi
Anders Bardal - FIS
Anders Bardal, winner of the last World Cup competition in Zakopane on Sunday, also took the win in the Norwegian championships on the large hill in Lillehammer on Tuesday, ahead of Anders Fannemel and Rune Velta.
Bardal, by far the best Norwegian jumper this winter, dominated the competition on the Lysgardsbakken with the longest jump in both rounds (141 m and 140 m) and won with a total of 295.5 points.
The second place went to Anders Fannemel with jumps on 136 m and 135 m and 275.0 points, followed by Rune Velta with 273.8 points (134.5 m and 135 m).
It this competition it was also decided who earns the remaining free spot on the Norwegian Olympic team. Anders Bardal, Anders Fannemel, Anders Jacobsen and Rune Velta were already nominated, youngster Daniel-Andre Tande and Tom Hilde were fighting for the last ticket.
At the end, the 19-year-old, who is only competing in the World Cup since the ski flying event in Bad Mitterndorf, won this duel for the place on the team for Sochi with his sixth place in the championships, Tom Hilde came in eighth on Tuesday.
The Olympic team will now train at home and not participate in the next World Cups in Japan. Simen Key Grimsrud, Joachim Hauer, Vegard Swensen, Robert Johansson, Ole Marius Ingvaldsen, Atle Pedersen Roensen and Andreas Stjernen will compete in Sapporo.
Top 10 Norwegian Championships Lillehammer HS 138; Jan. 21st, 2014