1955–56 Four Hills Tournament

The fourth edition of the annual Four Hills Tournament in Germany and Austria was the first of its kind to have ski jumpers from the Warsaw Pact zone competing.

Four Hills Tournament
Ski jumping pictogram.svg
VenuesSchattenbergschanze, Große Olympiaschanze, Bergiselschanze, Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze
LocationGermany, Austria
Dates31 December 1955 (1955-12-31) – 8 January 1956 (1956-01-08)
Nations11
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
← 1954-55
1956-57 →

The Finnish delegation around defending champion Hemmo Silvennoinen did not compete in the second half of the tournament, even though they had a double-lead at that time. Similarly, the two leaders after the third event (Harry Glaß and Max Bolkart) did not record a competitive score at the final event in Bischofshofen. With many athletes not participating through the entire tournament, the victory fell to Nikolay Kamenskiy even though he did not reach the podium at any of the single events.

Participating nations and athletesEdit

The following athletes are listed on the FIS official record, but it is likely to be incomplete.

Nation Athletes
  Germany Hermann Anwander, Max Bolkart, Toni Brutscher, Franz Eder, Edi Heilingbrunner, Sepp Hohenleitner, Sepp Kleisl, Toni Landenhammer, Hans Leppert, Ewald Roscher, Georg Thoma, Sepp Weiler
  Austria Sepp Bradl, Rudolf Dietrich, Walter Habersatter, Ferdi Kerber, Lois Leodolter, Otto Leodolter, Alwin Plank, Rudolf Schweinberger, Walter Steinegger
  Canada Jacques Charland
  Czechoslovakia Jáchym Bulín, Zdeněk Remsa, Mojmír Stuchlík, Václav Vašut
  East Germany Helmut Döderich, Harry Glaß, Horst Lesser, Werner Lesser
  Finland Karl Heinonen, Aulis Kallakorpi, Eino Kirjonen, Hemmo Silvennoinen
  Norway Olaf Bjørnstad, Arnfinn Karlstad, Asbjørn Osnes, Sverre Stallvik
  Soviet Union Viktor Afanasjew, Nikolay Kamenskiy, Nikolai Schamov, Yuri Skofzov, Jury Skworzew, Nikolai Trussow, Koba Zakadze
  Sweden Christer Karlsson
   Switzerland Rudi Bertschi, Willi Girard, Francis Perret, Fritz Schneider, Fritz Tschannen
  Yugoslavia Janez Polda

ResultsEdit

OberstdorfEdit

  Schattenbergschanze, Oberstdorf
31 December 1955[1]

Rank Name Points
1   Aulis Kallakorpi 224.0
  Eino Kirjonen 224.0
3   Harry Glaß 219.0
4   Max Bolkart 216.0
5   Toni Brutscher 209.5
  Werner Lesser 209.5
7   Nikolay Kamenskiy 209.0
8   Sverre Stallvik 208.5
9   Sepp Kleisl 205.0
10   Sepp Bradl 204.5

Garmisch-PartenkirchenEdit

  Große Olympiaschanze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
01 January 1956[2]

Rank Name Points
1   Hemmo Silvennoinen 221.5
2   Eino Kirjonen 219.5
3   Harry Glaß 218.8
4   Nikolay Kamenskiy 217.0
5   Asbjørn Osnes 216.5
6   Aulis Kallakorpi 216.0
7   Max Bolkart 213.0
  Nikolai Schamov 213.0
9   Sepp Weiler 211.5
10   Sepp Bradl 208.5
  Georg Thoma 208.5
  Sepp Kleisl 208.5

InnsbruckEdit

  Bergiselschanze, Innsbruck
06 January 1956[3]

Rank Name Points
1   Koba Zakadze 220.0
  Harry Glaß 220.0
3   Max Bolkart 213.5
4   Nikolai Schamov 210.0
  Janez Polda 210.0
6   Nikolay Kamenskiy 209.5
7   Georg Thoma 207.5
8   Sepp Kleisl 204.5
9   Werner Lesser 203.0
10   Rudolf Schweinberger 202.5

BischofshofenEdit

  Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze, Bischofshofen
08 January 1956[4]

Rank Name Points
1   Yuri Skofzov 218.5
2   Mojmír Stuchlík 215.0
  Rudolf Schweinberger 215.0
4   Nikolay Kamenskiy 214.5
5   Sepp Bradl 213.0
6   Nikolai Schamov 212.5
7   Jáchym Bulín 210.5
8   Franz Eder 209.0
  Horst Lesser 209.0
10   Zdeněk Remsa 208.5

Final RankingEdit

Rank Name Garmisch-Partenkirchen Oberstorf Innsbruck Bischofshofen Points
1   Nikolay Kamenskiy 7th 4th 6th 4th 850.0
2   Sepp Bradl 10th 10th 12th 5th 827.5
3   Rudolf Schweinberger 15th 15th 10th 2nd 818.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oberstdorf (GER)". FIS.
  2. ^ "Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)". FIS.
  3. ^ "Innsbruck (AUT)". FIS.
  4. ^ "Bischofshofen (AUT)". FIS.

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