Swiss skiers took first and third place in the Four-Platform international ski-jumping tournament at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in West Germany on Tuesday (January 1).
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Background: Swiss skiers took first and third place in the Four-Platform international ski-jumping tournament at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in West Germany on Tuesday (January 1). The first stage of the Four-Platform tournament has already been held at Oberstdorf and it will continue at Innsbruck and Bischofshofen in Austria.
There were 97 competitors from 17 countries. The winner was Hans Schmid from Switzerland. Second was the West German Hans-George Aschenbach, the world ski-flying champion, who has often jumped more than a hundred feet. Third was another Swiss skier, Walter Steiner.
SYNOPSIS: The second stage of the Four-Platform international ski-jumping tournament opened at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in West Germany on Monday.
The tournament is held at two resorts in West Germany, and two in Austria. Ninety seven skiers from 17 countries took part.
Walter Steiner from Switzerland took third place in Monday's event.
Hans-George Aschenbach from West Germany was second. He is the world ski-flying champion and has often jumped well over one hundred metres.
As well as Europeans there were also competitors from Japan.
And from the United States. Martin Jerry from Minneapolis was one.
The eventual winner was Hans Schmid from Switzerland, competing here.