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Jarkko Maeaettae wins the qualification

Jarkko Maeaettae - FIS

Jarkko Maeaettae was the best in the qualification for the first Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tagil (RUS). The 19-year-old Finn won with a jump on 133 m and 129.5 points ahead of Jan Matura (CZE) and Poland's Dawid Kubacki.

Matura jumped on 130 m for 129.0 points, Kubacki scored 127.3 points with his jump on 126 m. Jernej Damjan, who also jumped on 126 m, followed in fourth with 125.8 points. The fifth place went to his Slovenian teammate Robert Kranjec with 128.5 m and 123.7 points.

Boyarintsev best Russian

Best Russian in this home event was Vladislav Boyarintsev with 122.3 points and a good sixth place, Rune Velta followed in seventh with 121.1 points. The good result of the Slovenian team was completed by Nejc Dezman, who came in eighth with 120.3 points. German veteran Michael Neumayer was ninth (119.9 points), his teammate Andreas Wank came in 1.3 points behind Neumayer. Dimitry Vassiliev will compete in the World Cup for the first time this season. In front of his home crowd the 35-year-old finished 14th. Czech Jakub Janda, a year older than Vassiliev, also qualified in 15th.

Stjernen not qualified

Antonin Hajek of the Czech Republic, the two Kazakhs Marat Zhaparov and Konstantin Sokolenko and, surprisingly, Norway's Andreas Stjernen failed to make the cut for the competition.

Of the group of the pre-qualified athletes, Markus Eisenbichler, Anders Bardal, Michael Hayboeck and Anders Fannemel were able to fly over the 130m-mark. Fannemel showed the longest jump of the day with 134 m.

World Cup leader Roman Koudelka of the Czech Republic, Simon Ammann and Noriaki Kasai will not take part in the events in the Urals.

FIS-ski.com, 12 December 2014

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