Anders Fannemel first World
Cup winner in Nizhny Tagil
Severin Freund, Anders Fannemel,
Gregor Schlierenzauer - FIS
Anders Fannemel took his first win in the World
Cup. At the World Cup premiere in Nizhny Tagil (RUS)
the Norwegian scored a total of 263.1 points with
132 m and 133 m and came in ahead of Gregor Schlierenzauer
and Severin Freund.
The 23-year-old, who is now leading the overall
World Cup, said afterwards: “It's feels great to
win a World Cup for the first time. Finally I was
able to show two good jumps in the competition.
In training I had some problems and I was struggling
to find the rhythm of the hill, but in the competition
it worked very well. Of course the opponents were
very strong and it's a new feeling for me to be
the last to jump in the final. I was in this situation
before and I could not show a good performance.
It was amazing that I was finally able to do that.
It will be a new experience to wear the yellow bib
Schlierenzauer and Freund satisfied
Schlierenzauer jumped on 129 m and 133 m and missed
his 54th win by 5.8 points. “I like Nizhny Tagil,
the atmosphere was really good with a lot of fans.
We have been at some locations with a lot less spectators,
this is a good place for ski jumping. It's something
special to hold the record for the most wins in
the World Cup and it's not as easy as it looks.
I want to jump on a high level and I was able to
do that today, but Anders was better. Sometimes
you have to celebrate a bit and the Norwegian guys
know how to do that. We might celebrate a bit at
home. The 4-Hills-Tournament starts soon, there's
not much time left”, told the Austrian.
Severin Freund followed in third with 254.9 points
and 130.5 m and 127 m. “Of course, when you are
in a good position after the first jump you want
to try to win. My second jump was not as good as
the first one and Anders was simply better. I’m
quite happy about today’s competition. I made a
little mistake, but I was jumping on high level
and I’m satisfied with the way things are going
right now. The time for celebration is after the
season or at least after the main events. But of
course, sometimes you can have a dinner together
with the whole team. For us it’s a tradition that
the one who has the best result has to buy everybody
Kraft closely misses the podium
Stefan Kraft came in fourth and missed the podium
by only 0.5 points. The Austrian jumped on 130.5
m and 130 m. Peter Prevc was fifth, and came in
clearly behind the best four with 127 m and 124.5
m and 240.0 points. Matjaz Pungertar, who was seventh
with 238.2 points, Robert Kranjec (11th) and Jernej
Damjan (12th) could also achieve top results for
the Slovenian team.
Anders Bardal came in sixth with 238.9 points, the
eighth place went to Marinus Kraus with 237.4 points.
Michael Hayboeck (234.4 points) and Piotr Zyla (232.0
points) completed the Top 10. The best Finn, Lauri
Asikainen, was 13th, Rune Velta and Markus Eisenbichler
shared the 14th place. Also the local heroes of
Russia were able to achieve good results with Vladislav
Boyarintsev and Dimitry Vassiliev in 16th and 17th.
Ilmir Hazetdinov (29th) and Alexej Romashov (30th)
could also score World Cup points. Veterans Michael
Neumayer (18th) and Jakub Janda (21st) were also
in the final of the Top 30. Jarkko Maeaettae, the
winner of the qualification, finished 27th.