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Bardal and Vassiliev share the win in the qualification

Anders Bardal and Dimitry Vassiliev shared the win in the qualification for the ski flying World Championships in Harrachov. With 193.5 m Vassiliev jumped two meters farther then Bardal, but the Norwegian got the higher judges' marks. Both scored a total of 186.2 points.

Local hero Roman Koudelka came in third with 186 m and 179.0 points, 2.3 points more than Maciej Kot, who was fourth with 189 m.

Hayboeck best Austrian

Best Austrian was Michael Hayboeck on a shared fifth place with Japanese Reruhi Shimizu. Both scored 171.5 points with their jumps on 185.5 m and 180 m. Hayboecks teammate Stefan Kraft was seventh with 179.5 m and 166.5 points, close ahead of Jakub Janda (179 m; 166.1 points).

Good performance by Romoeren

Only 0.2 points behind, former world record holder Bjoern Einar Romoeren was ninth with 176 m. Andreas Wellinger competed the Top 10 with 181.5 m and 164.5 points. The two Slovenes Jernej Damjan and Tomaz Naglic were 11th and 16th and managed to qualify, like 4-Hills-Tournament winner Thomas Diethart (13th) and the two Finns Lauri Asikainen and Anssi Koivuranta, who shared the 14th place. Vincent Descombes Sevoie of France and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes of Canada also qualified for the individual competition in 17th and 21st. Markus Eisenbichler, who surprisingly got a spot on the German team, proved that the coaches made the right decision and was 22nd.

Two Finns out

Ville Larinto and Sebastian Klinga of Finland were 31st and 32nd and the closely missed the make the cut for the competition.

Olympic Champion Kamil Stoch, Severin Freund and Peter Prevc showed the best performances of the already pre-qualified athletes. With 214 m, Prevc landed only 0.5 m short of the hill record, but his hands touched the snow. Severin Freund posted a very good jump on 204 m, with exactly 200 m Kamil Stoch was the third to fly beyond the 200 m mark. Defending champion Robert Kranjec jumped on 184 m.

The first two competition rounds will be held on Friday from 4:30 pm CET. The two final rounds start on Saturday at 4:00 pm. The team competition will then be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm.

FIS-ski.com 13 March 2014

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