"SKI JUMPING COMPETITION" Villach Things to Do Tip by Nykaenen

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  Adam Malysz, the winner
by Nykaenen

I was present at the 2001 World Cup competition. The cream of ski jumping was there. The best were at their best - Adam Malysz of Poland won individual competition, Matti Hautamäki of Finland placed 2nd, Kazuyoshi Funaki of Japan 3rd, Sven Hannavald of Germany 4th,... Those of you who follow this sport will know that Adam, Matti and Sven went on dominating that whole season and are expected to dominate this coming 2002/3 as well.

So far Villach brought most WC podium places to Japan, Finland & Germany. Masahiko Harada won in 1995 & 1997, Janne Ahonen in 1999 & 2000 and, as I've already mentioned, Adam Malysz in 2001.

Unfortunately, Villach is not among regular World Cup venues. After the first competition in 1995, Villach hosted WC events again in 1997, 1999, 2000 & 2001. There will be no competition in season 2002/3 as only K120 hills are included in the schedule. The word is that K90 hills will be back next year - I sincerely hope so because Villach is only 3,5 hrs by car from Zagreb.

Address: Villacher Alpen Arena
othercontact: Organization: OK Skisprungweltcu

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  • Updated May 6, 2003
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