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Gregor Schlierenzauer's third-placed finish in Bischofshofen on Friday was enough to secure him the prestigious Four Hills Tournament ahead of Thomas Morgenstern...
Gregor Schlierenzauer's two wins and one second place in the Four Hills ski jumping tournament see him on top of the standings with one hill left to jump
- Bischofshofen, Austria
- JAN 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- JAN 6, 2012 at 11:59 PM
The annual FIS Ski Jumping World Cup pits the very best athletes the sport has to offer against each other, in a quest to become the world's number one.
In 1947, shortly after the end of World War II, the Hochkoenig-Schanze was built at Laideregg. Tragically, on the 9th January 1952, native ski jumper Paul Ausserleitner died as a result of injuries sustained during training. Since then, as a mark of respect the ski jump at Laideregg has carried his name symbolically. Modern times have seen the stadium improve greatly, following the Nordic World Championships in 1998 a brand new press centre and lift were built. In 2000 the old judges tower was torn down and replaced, and in 2003 the hill was converted into a K125.
Bischofshofen, with a population of around 11,000, is a city located in the Salzach valley of Austria. It's an important railway hub and lies at the Tauernautobahn, a highway route through the Alps.