East German ski jumper, J. Danneburg, was the surprise winner of the German-Austrian ski jumping?
CU Bachler of Austria starting jump, down slope and onto finish. (3 shots)
SV Schnabl of Austria starting jump, down slope and onto finish. (4 shots)
SV Innauer of Austria down slope and jumps and arrives at finish. (3 shots)
SV SLOW MOTION SHOT OF Bachler of Austria of second jump jumping higher than first jump. (2 shots)
CU Danneburg of East Germany starts jump, down slope and jumping and waving arms at finish and is congratulated as winner. (5 shots)
(Alternative English Commentary) Bischofshofen, near the Austrian town of Salzburg, and the site for the fourth and final round of the German-Austrian ski jumping tournament on Tuesday. Top Austrian skier, Bachler, jumps.
At the end of the third round of the jumps held at Innsbruck on Sunday, Bachler was in third place on six hundred and seventy nine point five points.
Another Austrian top class ski jumper -- Schnabl. He started this final round on six hundred and eighty seven point four points -- in second place, and along with Bachler was tipped as a possible winner.
Experts said the Austrians would be really at home jumping at Bischofshofen...the only natural ski jump in the series.
Innauer, also of Austria. An experienced ski jumper, he led the first two rounds of the tournament held at Obersdorf and Garmisch in Germany, but later fell back to fourth place.
Bachler again - this time in slow motion - and a chance to see the superb skill and co-ordination needed by a champion ski jumper to take him into international and Olympic class competition.
This jump was better than his previous one - but not quite good enough.
At the start of the tournament this East German skiier, Danneburg, was a virtual unknown. But as the series progressed his expertise as a jumper became more and more apparent and he really started to worry his Austrian rivals.
By the end of the third round he had taken the lead and started this final round on six hundred and ninety eight point two points. With this jump he emerged a clear winner with a total point score of nine hundred and twenty point two points.
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This film includes German narration by an Austrian commentator. A complete alternative English commentary is provided overleaf.
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Background: East German ski jumper, J. Danneburg, was the surprise winner of the German-Austrian ski jumping tournament held at Bischof Shofen, near Salzburg, in Austria on Tuesday (6 January).
The four-round tournament was seen as a warm-up for next month's Winter Olympics to be held in Innsbruck.
After the first two rounds held in Obersdorf and Garmisch in Germany, and the third round in Innsbruck, Austria, the East German jumper was leading on points from his Austrian rivals.
However, experts predicted that the Austrian jumpers Schnabl and Bachler would feel more at home at Bischofshofen...and that either could carry of the title.
But this proved a fallacy, and the East German -- virtually an unknown at the start of the tournament -- turned in yet another beautiful jump to give him an overall point score lead of 920.2 points.
Schnabl was second on 910.9 points and Bachler on 901.9.