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Men's Normal Hill, Individual

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Host City: Lake Placid, United States
Venue(s): Intervale Ski Jump Complex, Lake Placid
Date Started: February 17, 1980
Date Finished: February 17, 1980
Format: Two jumps, with both scored on distance and form.

Gold: AUT Toni Innauer
Silver: GDR Manfred Deckert
JPN Hirokazu Yagi

Summary

Toni Innauer, the young Austrian who was close to winning the Large Hill competition on his home ground in 1976 when aged only 17, was hampered by injuries in the coming years, even if he did win a silver medal in the 1977 World Ski Flying Championships. His 176.0 m jump from Oberstdorf in 1976 was still the world record, not to be beaten until 1981. In 1980 he was fit for fight again, and in the Normal Hill in Lake Placid he was in a class of his own, winning with the largest margin in the history of Olympic ski jumping. In the first round he jumped 89.0 m, and had a lead of 2.7 points ahead of the 20-year Japanese Hirokazu Yagi, with the Finn Pentti Kokkonen in third position. In the second round, the 18-year old East German Manfed Deckert, lying in seventh position after the first round, made an excellent jump of 88.0 m and was briefly in the lead after two jumps. But Innauer answered immediately with a perfect jump of 90.0 m, taking over the lead by 17.1 points. Yagi could not copy his first jump of 87.0 m, landing an ordinary 83.5 m jump and was equal second place with Deckert. Several of the late starters tried to challenge Deckert and Yagi for the medals. First was the young Austrian Hubert Neuper, lying in 14th place after the first round, who made the second best jump of the second round, 88.5 m, and advanced to a sixth place overall. The Japanese Masahiro Akimoto come very close, but ended 0.7 points behind Deckert and Yagi. The last challenger was Kokkonen, in the bronze medal position after the first round, but he made an ordinary jump and ended in fifth position.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Toni Innauer 21 Austria AUT Gold 266.3
2T Manfred Deckert 18 East Germany GDR Silver 249.2
2T Hirokazu Yagi 20 Japan JPN Silver 249.2
4 Masahiro Akimoto 23 Japan JPN 248.5
5 Pentti Kokkonen 24 Finland FIN 247.6
6 Hubert Neuper 19 Austria AUT 245.5
7 Alfred Groyer 21 Austria AUT 245.3
8 Jouko Törmänen 25 Finland FIN 243.5
9 Hansjörg Sumi 21 Switzerland SUI 242.6
10 Stanisław Bobak 23 Poland POL 242.2
11 Martin Weber 25 East Germany GDR 236.8
12 Armin Kogler 20 Austria AUT 234.8
13 Roger Ruud 21 Norway NOR 234.2
14 Johan Sætre 28 Norway NOR 231.8
15 Henry Glaß 26 East Germany GDR 231.4
16 Jari Puikkonen 20 Finland FIN 227.5
17 Jeff Davis 21 United States USA 226.3
18 Per Bergerud 23 Norway NOR 224.0
19 Peter Leitner 24 West Germany FRG 223.0
20 Jochen Danneberg 26 East Germany GDR 222.7
21 Aleksey Borovitin 25 Soviet Union URS 220.3
22 Leoš Škoda 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 219.7
23 Chris McNeill 25 United States USA 212.5
24 Bernard Moullier 22 France FRA 210.5
25 Hubert Schwarz 19 West Germany FRG 209.1
26 Jim Maki 29 United States USA 208.7
27 Ivar Mobekk 20 Norway NOR 208.6
28 Steve Collins 15 Canada CAN 207.7
29 Takafumi Kawabata 25 Japan JPN 207.2
30 Tauno Käyhkö 29 Canada CAN 205.4
31 Vladimir Vlasov 21 Soviet Union URS 204.8
32 Kari Ylianttila 26 Finland FIN 203.2
33 Yury Ivanov 27 Soviet Union URS 200.3
34 Jan Holmlund 22 Sweden SWE 195.5
35 Gérard Colin 21 France FRA 193.8
36 Jim Denney 22 United States USA 192.9
37 Robert Mösching 25 Switzerland SUI 192.6
38 Lido Tomasi 24 Italy ITA 192.5
39 Josef Samek 22 Czechoslovakia TCH 190.3
40 Stanisław Pawlusiak 21 Poland POL 183.1
41 Horst Bulau 17 Canada CAN 180.1
42 Hiroyasu Aizawa 18 Japan JPN 176.9
43 Paul Egloff 20 Switzerland SUI 171.7
44 Miran Tepeš 18 Yugoslavia YUG 171.6
45 Brane Benedik 19 Yugoslavia YUG 149.6
46 Andrey Shakirov 20 Soviet Union URS 147.1
47 Piotr Fijas 21 Poland POL 144.0
48 Bogdan Norčič 26 Yugoslavia YUG 124.6