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Men's Large Hill, Individual

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): RusSki Gorki Jumping Center, Esto-Sadok
Date Started: February 14, 2014
Date Finished: February 15, 2014

Gold: POL Kamil Stoch
Silver: JPN Noriaki Kasai
Bronze: SLO Peter Prevc

Summary

As on the normal hill, Austrian Michael Hayböck was the leader in the qualifying round, but he again walked away empty-handed after the final. Wind conditions proved to be difficult to handle for the top athletes who were seeded directly into the final. The strong, fluctuating winds resulted in high figures for the newly introduced wind compensation factor. After the first round, Kamil Stoch from Poland, who had already won the gold medal on the normal hill a few days prior, was again leading the field with 139.0 m and a score of 143.4 points after what turned out to be the best jump of the competition. A surprise second was Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai, competing in his record seventh Olympics, with the same distance but a slightly lower score, leading German Severin Freund by just 0.4 points.

In the second round, German Marinus Kraus, way behind in the intermediate ranking, had a jump of 140.0 m to take the lead. The next to beat his overall score was Norwegian Anders Fannemel, who eventually placed fifth, behind German Severin Freund in fourth place. Slovenian Peter Prevc, silver medalist on the normal hill, was next to take the lead with the best jump of the second round. As the penultimate jumper, Kasai made a jump of 133.5 m, taking the lead with a combined score of 277.4. Stoch's final jump of 132.5 m and 135.3 points was only the fourth best of the final round. After a moment of uncertainty, the Pole was declared the winner by 1.3 points to win his second gold medal of the Games even though Kasai jumped one meter further over the two rounds. Stoch became the third man to win both individual ski jumping events at one edition of the Olympic Winter Games after Finn Matti Nykänen (1988) and Swiss Simon Ammann (2002 and 2010). Kasai won the silver, his second medal 20 years after a silver in the 1994 team event at Lillehammer, and Prevc the bronze medal.

Potential medal contenders Thomas Morgenstern (AUT), Robert Kranjec (SLO), Thomas Diethart (AUT) and Andreas Wellinger (GER) failed to qualify for the final round, finishing outside the top 30. Simon Ammann, double gold medalist in 2002 and 2010, finished a disappointing 23rd.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kamil Stoch 26 Poland POL Gold
2 Noriaki Kasai 41 Japan JPN Silver
3 Peter Prevc 21 Slovenia SLO Bronze
4 Severin Freund 25 Germany GER
5 Anders Fannemel 22 Norway NOR
6 Marinus Kraus 22 Germany GER
7 Gregor Schlierenzauer 24 Austria AUT
8 Michael Hayböck 22 Austria AUT
9 Daiki Ito 28 Japan JPN
10 Reruhi Shimizu 20 Japan JPN
11 Anssi Koivuranta 25 Finland FIN
12 Maciej Kot 22 Poland POL
13 Taku Takeuchi 26 Japan JPN
14 Gregor Deschwanden 22 Switzerland SUI
15 Jan Ziobro 22 Poland POL
16 Anders Bardal 31 Norway NOR
17 Jernej Damjan 30 Slovenia SLO
18 Jan Matura 34 Czech Republic CZE
19 Roman Koudelka 24 Czech Republic CZE
20 Jurij Tepeš 24 Slovenia SLO
21 Richard Freitag 22 Germany GER
22 Janne Ahonen 36 Finland FIN
23 Simon Ammann 32 Switzerland SUI
24 Rune Velta 24 Norway NOR
25 Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes 22 Canada CAN
26 Dmitry Vasilyev 34 Russia RUS
27 Jakub Janda 35 Czech Republic CZE
28 Antonín Hájek 26 Czech Republic CZE
29 Ilmir Khazetdinov 22 Russia RUS
30 Sebastian Colloredo 26 Italy ITA
31 Denis Kornilov 27 Russia RUS
32 Thomas Diethart 21 Austria AUT
33 Olli Muotka 25 Finland FIN
34 Piotr Żyła 27 Poland POL
35 Nick Fairall 24 United States USA
36 Ronan Lamy Chappuis 20 France FRA
37 Robert Kranjec 32 Slovenia SLO
38 Anders Jacobsen 28 Norway NOR
39 Choi Seo-U 31 South Korea KOR
40 Thomas Morgenstern 27 Austria AUT
41 Kaarel Nurmsalu 22 Estonia EST
42 Trevor Morrice 22 Canada CAN
43 Jarkko Määttä 19 Finland FIN
44 Choi Heung-Cheol 32 South Korea KOR
45 Andreas Wellinger 18 Germany GER
46 Aleksey Romashov 21 Russia RUS
47 Vladimir Zografski 20 Bulgaria BUL
48 Nick Alexander 25 United States USA
AC r2/2 Matthew Rowley 20 Canada CAN DQ
AC r2/2 Anders Johnson 24 United States USA DQ
51 Davide Bresadola 25 Italy ITA
52 Dusty Korek 18 Canada CAN
53 Peter Frenette 21 United States USA
54 Kim Hyeon-Gi 30 South Korea KOR
55 Gang Chil-Gu 29 South Korea KOR
56 Aleksey Pchelintsev 22 Kazakhstan KAZ
57 Niko Polykhronidis 24 Greece GRE
58 Marat Zhaparov 28 Kazakhstan KAZ
59 Siim-Tanel Sammelselg 20 Estonia EST
60 Roberto Dellasega 23 Italy ITA
61 Sorin Pîtea 16 Romania ROU