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2016–17 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

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2016–17 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

The 2016/17 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is the 38th World Cup season in ski jumping for men, the 20th official World Cup season in ski flying and the 6th for ladies. The season began on 26 November 2016 in Kuusamo, Finland and will conclude on 26 March 2017 in Planica, Slovenia.

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The season calendar was officially confirmed two months later at the congress in Cancún, Mexico. After a four-year absence, the FIS Team Tour 2017 was almost certain to return in the World Cup calendar, but cancelled in the last moment when Klingenthal had to replace Titisee-Neustadt early in the season. South Korea hosted a World Cup event for the first time, in Pyeongchang.

The first edition of the Raw Air will be held this season in Norway between 10–19 March 2017 on four different hills in Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim and Vikersund. The competition will last for 10 consecutive days with a total of 16 rounds in overall standings: 8 rounds from four individual events, 4 rounds from two team events and all 4 qualifications rounds. The competition will also have a record high prize money of €100,000 in total for top 3 competitors in overall standings: €60,000 for the title, €30,000 for the second place and €10,000 for the third place.

This season a total of four different ski brands supplied the athletes. The two new ski manufactures premiered in the circuit and replaced the two brands that stopped the production: German company Verivox replaced Fluege.de and Slovenian company Slatnar instead of Elan. Fischer and Sport 2000 were also present.

Invention by Slovenian manufacturer, with LED lights illuminated inrun track, was first time presented to the public at International Ski Federation fall meeting this season in Zürich. It premiered in December at Engelberg, since they equipped their completely new inrun track with it.

Janne Ahonen made his 400th career World Cup individual start at the opening season event in Ruka, Finland.

On 17 December 2016 in Engelberg, Switzerland, three brothers performed in the same individual event for the first time in the World Cup history. Those were the Prevc brothers: Domen, Cene and Peter.

On 28 January 2017 in Willingen, Germany, three brothers performed in the same team event for the first time in the World Cup history. Those were the Prevc brothers: Domen, Cene and Peter, representing the Slovenian national team.

Lower competitive circuits this season include the Grand Prix, Continental Cup, FIS Cup, FIS Race and Alpen Cup.

Map of world cup hosts

All 23 locations hosting world cup events for men (19) and ladies (10) in this season. Pyeongchang is the new upcoming host in 2017.

Raw Air Four Hills Tournament Ladies only New host premiere

Participants

Overall, total of 21 countries for both men and ladies participated in this season:

Achievements

First World Cup career victory
  • Domen Prevc (17), in his second season – the WC 1 in Ruka
  • Maren Lundby (22), in her sixth season – the WC 3 in Nizhny Tagil
  • Yūki Itō (22), in her sixth season – the WC 7 in Sapporo
  • Maciej Kot (25), in his tenth season – the WC 18 in Sapporo
  • Katharina Althaus (20), in her sixth season – the WC 16 in Ljubno
  • First World Cup podium
  • Anna Rupprecht (20), in her sixth season – the WC 1 in Lillehammer
  • Markus Eisenbichler (25), in his sixth season – the WC 5 in Lillehammer
  • Maciej Kot (25), in his tenth season – the WC 5 in Lillehammer
  • Evgeni Klimov (22), in his second season – the WC 10 in Innsbruck
  • Robert Johansson (26), in his fourth season – the WC 10 in Innsbruck
  • Katharina Althaus (20), in her sixth season – the WC 8 in Sapporo
  • Manuela Malsiner (19), in her fourth season – the WC 9 in Zao
  • Svenja Würth (23), in her sixth season – the WC 16 in Ljubno
  • Number of wins this season (in brackets are all-time wins)
  • Sara Takanashi – 9 (53)
  • Kamil Stoch – 6 (21)
  • Stefan Kraft – 4 (8)
  • Domen Prevc – 4 (4)
  • Maren Lundby – 4 (4)
  • Yūki Itō – 4 (4)
  • Daniel-André Tande – 2 (3)
  • Maciej Kot – 2 (2)
  • Severin Freund – 1 (22)
  • Peter Prevc – 1 (22)
  • Michael Hayböck – 1 (5)
  • Andreas Wellinger – 1 (2)
  • Katharina Althaus – 1 (1)
  • References

    2016–17 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Wikipedia


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