1973–74 Four Hills Tournament

The 21st annual Four Hills Tournament was won by East German athlete Hans-Georg Aschenbach. After a dominating victory at the first event in Oberstdorf, and three more podium finishes, he ended up with a 43-point lead over second-placed Walter Steiner, who became the first Swiss to win a Four Hills event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Four Hills Tournament
Ski jumping pictogram.svg
VenuesSchattenbergschanze, Bergiselschanze, Große Olympiaschanze, Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze
LocationWest Germany, Austria
Dates30 December 1973 (1973-12-30) – 5 January 1974 (1974-01-05)
Competitors100 from 17 nations
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 

Participating nations and athletesEdit

Nation Number of Athletes Athletes
  West Germany 8 Toni Angerer, Klaus Boll, Peter Dubb, Alfred Grosche, Sepp Schwinghammer, Rudi Tusch, Ernst Wursthorn, Bernd Zapf
  Austria 10 Reinhold Bachler, Sepp Gratzer, Walter Habersatter, Toni Innauer, Hans Millonig, Willi Pürstl, Karl Schnabl, Walter Schwabl, Hans Wallner, Rudolf Wanner
  Bulgaria 5 Georgi Geliov, Georgi Lasev, Ivan Scharkov, Ivan Schopov, Tascho Sterev
  Canada 5 Richard Grady, Richard Graves, Knut Nordle, Tom Reaper, Peter Wilson
  Czechoslovakia 6 Rudolf Höhnl, Karel Kodejška, Jaromír Liďák, Jan Matouš, Jiří Raška, Leoš Škoda
  East Germany 8 Dietmar Aschenbach, Hans-Georg Aschenbach, Jochen Danneberg, Bernd Eckstein, Henry Glaß, Dietrich Kampf, Rainer Schmidt, Heinz Wosipiwo
  Finland 4 Tauno Käyhkö, Esko Rautionaho, Jouko Törmänen, Kari Ylianttila
  France 5 Jacques Gaillard, Philippe Jacoberger, Gilbert Poirot, Yvan Richard, James Yerrly
  Italy 4 Ermes Bontempelli, Sandro Dalle Ave, Maurizio Dünnhofer, Lido Tomasi
  Japan 7 Kasuhiro Akimoto, Masakatsu Asari, Hiroshi Itagaki, Takao Itō, Yūji Katsuro, Akitsugu Konno, Hisayoshi Sawada
  Norway 4 Odd Grette, Arnfinn Henden, Bjarne Næs, Johan Sætre
  Poland 5 Stanisław Bobak, Wojciech Fortuna, Czesław Janik, Adam Krzysztofiak, Tadeusz Pawlusiak
  Soviet Union 6 Sergei Botschkov, Wladimir Frolov, Yury Kalinin, Aleks Karapusov, Gariy Napalkov, Wladimir Napylow
  Sweden 5 Lennart Elimä, Christer Karlsson, Thomas Lundgren, Andreas Lundquist, Rolf Nordgren
   Switzerland 6 Eric Aubert, Josef Bonetti, Hans Schmid, Walter Steiner, Ernst von Grünigen, Josef Zehnder
  United States 6 Arne Haugen, Jerry Martin, Jay Rand, Ron Steele, Greg Windsperger, Jeff Wright
  Yugoslavia 6 Branko Dolhar, Janez Jurman, Marjan Mesec, Marian Prelovšek, Danilo Pudgar, Peter Štefančič

ResultsEdit

OberstdorfEdit

  Schattenbergschanze, Oberstdorf
30 December 1973[1]

Rank Name Points
1   Hans-Georg Aschenbach 245.1
2   Heinz Wosipiwo 225.0
3   Hans Schmid 222.8
4   Esko Rautionaho 221.3
5   Yury Kalinin 218.9
6   Kari Ylianttila 217.8
7   Alfred Grosche 217.3
8   Tadeusz Pawlusiak 211.8
9   Jochen Danneberg 210.5
10   Hiroshi Itagaki 210.4
  Hisayoshi Sawada 210.4

Garmisch-PartenkirchenEdit

  Große Olympiaschanze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1 January 1974[2]

Walter Steiner became the first Swiss ski jumper to win an event at a Four Hills Tournament. After a second result that placed him far ahead of the main field, Hans-Georg Aschenbach left the New Year's event with a lead of 34 points to his closest rival, Hans Schmid.

Rank Name Points
1   Walter Steiner 240.9
2   Hans-Georg Aschenbach 239.4
3   Dietrich Kampf 227.9
4   Hans Schmid 227.7
5   Henry Glaß 227.3
6   Bernd Eckstein 226.7
7   Tauno Käyhkö 226.3
8   Alfred Grosche 225.2
9   Jochen Danneberg 224.8
10   Gariy Napalkov 224.1

InnsbruckEdit

  Bergiselschanze, Innsbruck
3 January 1974[3]

Rank Name Points
1   Hans-Georg Aschenbach 251.3
2   Hans Schmid 244.6
3   Walter Steiner 242.9
4   Henry Glaß 240.5
5   Bernd Eckstein 239.2
6   Rudolf Höhnl 236.6
7   Reinhold Bachler 236.0
8   Yury Kalinin 235.7
9   Dietrich Kampf 235.6
10   Tadeusz Pawlusiak 234.5

BischofshofenEdit

  Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze, Bischofshofen
5 January 1974[4]

Rank Name Points
1   Bernd Eckstein 237.4
2   Walter Steiner 235.7
3   Hans-Georg Aschenbach 235.0
4   Dietrich Kampf 230.0
5   Henry Glaß 227.3
6   Odd Grette 223.7
7   Gariy Napalkov 221.7
8   Hiroshi Itagaki 219.3
9   Heinz Wosipiwo 218.5
10   Hans Schmid 214.7

Final RankingEdit

Rank Name Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Points
1   Hans-Georg Aschenbach 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 970.6
2   Walter Steiner 14th 1st 3rd 2nd 927.6
3   Bernd Eckstein 16th 6th 5th 1st 910.0
4   Hans Schmid 3rd 4th 2nd 10th 909.8
5   Henry Glaß 25th 5th 4th 5th 893.9
6   Dietrich Kampf 22nd 3rd 9th 4th 893.3
7   Alfred Grosche 7th 8th 11th 19th 880.5
8   Heinz Wosipiwo 2nd 16th 28th 9th 876.8
9   Hiroshi Itagaki 10th 18th 17th 8th 869.8
10   Esko Rautionaho 4th 27th 14th 15th 868.0

ReferencesEdit

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

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