Three ski jumpers from Salzburg can be happy about Olympic gold: Austria won the team competition at the Olympic Games in Beijing on Monday. In addition to Manuel Fettner, the three Salzburg athletes Stefan Kraft, Daniel Huber and Jan Hörl jumped for Austria.
However, the Austrians had to tremble until the last jump. It was exactly 2.04 p.m. CET when Manuel Fettner finally made the last and decisive jump in the snow, which sealed gold for Austria.
Jan Hörl from Bischofshofen was mainly responsible for this gold medal. On Monday he showed two excellent jumps – and that in extremely cold weather – and put Austria on the road to victory.
“There was no time to think”
“There was no time for thinking and nervousness because it was so cold up on the diving platform that I only concentrated on getting warm,” said Hörl after the competition. But Stefan Kraft also had a large share of gold. In the strongly changing wind and changing conditions, he also kept his nerve. After all, what seemed like a sudden jump in the second round was worth a lot more than meets the eye.
Ultimately, this jump also contributed significantly to Austria’s gold medal. “I still can’t believe it – today is pretty much the best day of my life, even though I’ve already won a lot. Standing at the top of the podium together as a team at a major event and winning gold, and doing so with my best – that’s just great,” enthused Kraft immediately after the competition, alluding to Daniel Huber.
Historical Olympic gold for Salzburg
The gold medal of the jumpers in the team is historic – it is the first Salzburg since Reinhard Schwarzenberger in 1998, the first gold in the team since 2010 Vancouver and of course the first for the three Salzburg “jumping musketeers” Jan Hörl, Daniel Huber and Stefan Kraft . You’ve been Olympic champion since Monday…
Olympic gold for three Salzburg “eagles”
Three ski jumpers from Salzburg can be happy about Olympic gold: Austria won the team competition at the Olympic Games in Beijing on Monday.