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We just took a beating in curling Euro (BOTH men and women) and wont be in next world championships.
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The Four Hills Tournament is on again and JANNE AHONEN IS BACK!

Nobody really expected the five-time winner - returning from retirement like Schumi - to make it to top five, but he was 2nd in Oberstdorf and is seriously competing for 6th title in this Monaco of skijumping.

Other Finns aren't doing well, but at least we have the maximum six men tomorrow in classic Garmisch-Partenkirchen new year event.



Our other legendary jumper Matti Nykänen isn't doing as well. In the twenty years after career he's been singer, pornstar, convict, various other things, won veteran championship and had his (last) wife file divorce for 14 times. now he hit a new low at christmas trying to stab and strange his wife, though it's investigated as assult intead of attempted murder. Either way he'll go to jail for longer than he's been before.

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Andreas Kofler won the FHT this time, but Ahonen made a great comeback being second, barely beating two other top Austrians and Swiss Ammann.
Pity Ahonen was barely second in last Bischofshofen hill, so he got no wins; all statistics for Austria.

Before this it seemed we would likely get no medals in Olympics, but now we have at least one man with a chance.

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Will be keeping fingers crossed for you Kaunisto ... when do the Winter Olympics start, do you know? Hope we see it all on TV here ...

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games are February 12–28

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 :thanks:

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Week to games and doesn't look very good for us. Team bronze is most we can really hope for.


Meanwhile, Nykänen (who surprisingly isn't in jail) got bronze in Veteran World Championships.

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The Four Hills Tournament aka The Hill Week, the Monaco GP of skijumping, began today with Oberstdorf.
Finland had four men there:

Janne Ahonen: The only five-time winner of FHT, one of greatest ever in the sport. His comeback (after short retirement) last year was reasonably good, 2nd in FHT and 4th in Olympics, but this year looks real bad. Ahonen barely made it to second round, failing there and ending 31st in Oberstdorf.

Ville Larinto: Our newest star, has done this year better than ever, but still unreliable. Now had one bad jump in worst possible time (after winning qualifyings yesterday); bad wind, bad luck, bad rules (if you ask me) and he didn't make it to round two, therefore losing any chance to be in top 20 in FHT.

Anssi Koivuranta: For years one of our best in Nordic combined, this is his first FHT. He was always a top jumper in combined, but not fast enough in skiing. Now perhaps losing stamina with age, he's moved to skijumping, having minor success. Today 27th.

Matti Hautamäki: Our only hope this year. Very uneven jumper who needs good winds; some years he takes medals and some years he... well, sucks. Started FHT awesomely being second in Oberstdorf.

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Well we'll hold thumbs for Finland and hope they do well anyway!

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The second competition Garmisch-Partenkirchen was a complete joke. Jury didn't do their job and Larinto injured himself with longest jump of the day. Also half of men had to jump with winds barely within rules, and I'm sure in several cases beyond at the time jumper was in air. Complete lottery, which dropped one of the Austrians out of competition.
Only good thing is they quit it after first round, so this'll affect on FHT total only half as much as other hills.


In total Hautamäki is now 3rd, other Finns have no chance to top despite good results today.

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