1976–77 Four Hills Tournament

At the 25th annual Four Hills Tournament, Jochen Danneberg became the third ski jumper after Helmut Recknagel and Bjørn Wirkola to defend his title. Crucial was a clear victory at the New Year's event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. For the first time in ten years, there were four different winners at the single events.

Four Hills Tournament
Ski jumping pictogram.svg
VenuesSchattenbergschanze, Bergiselschanze, Große Olympiaschanze, Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze
LocationWest Germany, Austria
Dates30 December 1976 (1976-12-30) – 6 January 1977 (1977-01-06)
Competitors74 from 14 nations
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 

Participating nations and athletesEdit

Nation Number of Athletes Athletes
  West Germany 8 Alfred Grosche, Dirk Kramer, Peter Leitner, Frank Rombach, Manfred Runge, Sepp Schwinghammer, Rudi Tusch
  Austria 13 Reinhold Bachler, Edi Federer, Rupert Gürtler, Walter Habersatter jr., Toni Innauer, Alois Lipburger, Hans Millonig, Alfred Pungg, Willi Pürstl, Karl Schnabl, Klaus Tuchscherer, Hans Wallner, Rudolf Wanner
  Czechoslovakia 6 Jaroslav Balcar, Zdeněk Janouch, František Novák, Josef Samek, Leoš Škoda, Ján Tánczos
  East Germany 8 Matthias Buse, Jochen Danneberg, Harald Duschek, Henry Glaß, Thomas Meisinger, Jürgen Thomas, Martin Weber, Falko Weißpflog
  Finland 4 P. Hyvävinen, Pentti Kokkonen, Tapio Räisänen, Jouko Törmänen
  Italy 3 Leo De Crignis, Lido Tomasi, Ivano Wegher
  Japan 3 Takao Itō, Yūji Kawamura, Manabu Ono
  Norway 4 Per Bergerud, Bjarne Næs, Roger Ruud, Johan Sætre
  Poland 3 Stanisław Bobak, Henryk Tajner, Janusz Waluś
  Soviet Union 5 Aleksey Borovitin, Yury Ivanov, Aleksandr Karapuzov, Leonid Komarov, Sergey Saychik
  Sweden 3 Odd Brandsegg, Lennart Elimä, Seppo Reijonen
   Switzerland 6 Robert Mösching, Hans Schmid, Walter Steiner, Hansjörg Sumi, Jean Luc Ungricht, Ernst von Grünigen
  United States 4 Jim Denney, Jim Maki, Chris McNeill, Ron Steele
  Yugoslavia 4 Jože Demšar, Branko Dolhar, Janez Loštrek, Bogdan Norčič

ResultsEdit

OberstdorfEdit

  Schattenbergschanze, Oberstdorf
30 December 1976[1]

Rank Name Points
1   Toni Innauer 255.6
2   Jochen Danneberg 253.7
3   Walter Steiner 252.3
4   Harald Duschek 248.2
5   Henry Glaß 239.4
6   Alois Lipburger 236.6
7   Jouko Törmänen 235.3
8   František Novák 232.5
9   Reinhold Bachler 230.9
10   Johan Sætre 229.8

Garmisch-PartenkirchenEdit

  Große Olympiaschanze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1 January 1977[2]

Rank Name Points
1   Jochen Danneberg 235.2
2   Toni Innauer 222.3
3   Harald Duschek 220.1
4   Henry Glaß 219.3
5   Johan Sætre 213.5
6   Walter Steiner 212.7
7   Alois Lipburger 211.9
8   Alfred Pungg 209.4
9   Jürgen Thomas 208.6
10   Martin Weber 208.3

InnsbruckEdit

  Bergiselschanze, Innsbruck
4 January 1977[3]

Rank Name Points
1   Henry Glaß 233.6
2   Walter Steiner 226.3
3   Toni Innauer 217.3
4   Karl Schnabl 216.4
5   Reinhold Bachler 216.1
6   Jochen Danneberg 213.9
7   Yury Ivanov 213.5
8   Alfred Pungg 210.4
9   Ján Tánczos 207.9
10   Thomas Meisinger 203.5

BischofshofenEdit

  Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze, Bischofshofen
6 January 1977[4]

After three events, the leading four were close together. Toni Innauer, leader Danneberg's closest rival, only placed 19th and fell back in the overall ranking. In spite of his win, Walter Steiner did not close the gap to Danneberg.

Rank Name Points
1   Walter Steiner 220.4
2   Karl Schnabl 217.0
3   Jochen Danneberg 215.7
4   Thomas Meisinger 211.6
5   Klaus Tuchscherer 207.5
6   Harald Duschek 204.4
7   Per Bergerud 200.2
8   Henry Glaß 200.1
9   Martin Weber 198.1
10   Hans Millonig 196.1

Final RankingEdit

Rank Name Oberstdorf Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck Bischofshofen Points
1   Jochen Danneberg 2nd 1st 6th 3rd 918.5
2   Walter Steiner 3rd 6th 2nd 1st 911.7
3   Henry Glaß 5th 4th 1st 8th 892.4
4   Toni Innauer 1st 2nd 3rd 19th 876.0
5   Harald Duschek 4th 3rd 11th 6th 875.8
6   Thomas Meisinger 12th 11th 10th 4th 845.7
7   Karl Schnabl 29th 21st 4th 2nd 844.7
8   Reinhold Bachler 9th 14th 5th 25th 828.8
9   Alfred Pungg 16th 8th 8th 14th 827.1
10   Martin Weber 21st 10th 17th 9th 818.7

ReferencesEdit

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

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