Myth Quadruple Tournament. At the traditional vendor of the ski jumpers starting every year after Christmas, history has often been written. Now in Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen stands the 70th edition on the program. A look back.
On January 6, 2002, Sven Hannibal crowned his career prematurely. The now 47-year-old won the first athlete all four jumping and wore in the history book. Chancellor Gerhard Schröder congratulated, with RTL saw millions of people and on the ice-cold systems, numerous fans were waiting for their heroes from dawn. But Hannibal was not alone with the quadruple victory: 2017/18 repeated the pole Kamil Stock, who was promptly hugging from Hannibal in the outlet, the feat. One year later, the Japanese You Kobayashi managed. Here is the winner list since 1953.
Night after eight jumps
The 2005/06 edition has therefore been entered into the history books because the Finn Anne Shōnen and the Czech Jakub Wanda had to share the overall victory after eight jumps. That was there and then never at the tour. At 1081.5 points, tourney record winners came an ion and his rival Wanda. There are two overall winners and two 33,000 euros expensive cars as a price, said the then Tour Speaker. On a shared victory this year, the organizers could safely renounce, because for the first time there are 100,000 Swiss francs (around 96,000 euros) as a winner prize money.
The tour rises (almost) always
Due to a Föhnsturm at the famous-notorious Innsbruck er Bergen, a tour jumping for the first time in January 2008 had to be canceled. It was briefly afterwards in Bischofshofen, where two competitions were held in that year. Again and again there was also jumping where weather and wind could only be carried out due to weather and wind. It has not happened yet that there was only three jumping in a four-headed tour.
The final 2015 in Bischofshofen became a particularly tragic. In the qualification, the American Nicholas Fair all crashed so hard that he had to be needed and then forced into the wheelchair. The following day it caught Olympic champion Simon Amman from Switzerland. Amman suffered a concussion and had to be brought to the hospital, but his career continued the Routinize. He is still active today.
A ski jumper from the island
Eddie the Eagle, which means a bourgeois name Michael Edwards, is a cult. In the eighties, the Briton saw a TV broadcast of the tour on television and then took himself to participate in the traditional event. The little man with the thick spectacle lenses almost had a subscription to the last place, but his story sold out excellent. In 1989, he crashed in Innsbruck, then his career ended relatively abruptly.
Three victories and then departure
At Audio Malaya from Japan, the tour 1971/72 did not come by. He successively won the jumping in Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Innsbruck. But then Japan’s team traveled prematurely to prepare for the Olympic Games in Sapporo. The chance of the historic four-way victory made Kaaba elapse, instead, the Norwegian In golf More dusted the overall triumph without single victory.