SYNOPSIS: The Berg Isel ski jump was the site of the last event of the nineteen-seventy-six Winter Games.
GB SKI JUMP
MS GALLS DOWN RUN, JUMPS & FINISHES (4 SHOTS)
MS INNAUER DOWN RUN, JUMPS & FINISHES (3 SHOTS)
MS BCBNABL DOWN RUN, JUMPS & FINISHES (3 SHOTS)
GV SKI JUMP, ZOOM MS INNAUER & SCHNABL CONGRATULATED
THREE FINALISTS IN NINETY METRE SKI JUMP, FINAL EVENT OF ??? WINTER OLYMPICS
Austria's 90 metre ski-jumpers re-established their country's supremacy in the sport by taking the gold and silver medals in Innsbruck on sunday (15 Feb.). The bronze went to East Germany.
SPORT: SKI JUMPING
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Background: SYNOPSIS: The Berg Isel ski jump was the site of the last event of the nineteen-seventy-six Winter Games. The ninety-metre jump had been a battle between the East Germans and Austrians from the start...Hans Glass of East German finally turned a total of two hundred and twenty-one point seven metres to take the bronze medal.
It was this last competition that provided at least some national glory for the host nation. Seventeen-year-old Anton Innauer jumped a sensational one hundred and two point five metres on his first run. But after his second jump his total stood at two hundred and thirty-two point nine metres...good enough to give Austria the silver medal.
And it was Innauer's team-mate, Karl Schnabl, who delighted the crowd by keeping the gold medal in Austria. He soared to a total of two hundred and thirty-four point eight points for distance and style. Between them Innauer and Schnabl had done something to redeem what had been a generally poor performance by Austria's winter sportsmen and women, and the home supporters showed their appreciation. of the achievement.