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  • the Four Hills tournament.

  • Simply explained, this'll is Tom during the Christmas break.

  • He usually goes away with his parents on vacation somewhere nice and heart.

  • But this year, Tom's dad has toe work.

  • Tom is bored, that is, until he comes across the broadcast of a sports event he's never heard of before the Four Hills tournament.

  • He does some research and finds out that the Four Hills tournament is the most important annual event in the calendar for ski jumpers.

  • In ski jumping, the athletes starts at the top of a takeoff ramp on descends on skis.

  • They jump from the table at the end.

  • After the flight phase comes the landing, the aim is to fly as far as possible.

  • Hey, ski jumping competition consists of a qualification jump on the competition.

  • With two rounds that is two jumps.

  • The ski jumper is awarded points after every jump.

  • These are a combination of the distance on the score from a five person jury.

  • The jury looks a tstyle on landing.

  • The highest and lowest performance marks are canceled out.

  • Whoever has the most points after two jumps is the winner.

  • Tom realizes that the Four Hills tournament is something very special.

  • The tournament has been held every year since 1953 between December the 29th.

  • On January the sixth.

  • It always takes place at the same for ski jumps in Germany and Austria, almost off then Garmisch Partenkirchen, then Innsbruck and Bischofshofen in Austria.

  • The points from all four competitions are added together on the person with the most points of the end is the tournament champion.

  • For the athletes, this is a special kind of challenge as they only have a very short time to get ready for each of the different jumps.

  • Victory in all four individual contest.

  • The Grand Slam is so difficult to win that so far only one athlete span Hannah vault has succeeded in achieving this.

  • Come on, winning this tournament is considered as important as winning the World Championship or the Winter Olympics.

  • This is why it attracts such large audiences and high levels of media attention on something else is different.

  • The knockout system, the top 50 athletes from the qualification round compete directly against one another, the 50th against the first, the 49th against the second, and so on.

  • Whoever wins their Jewell, along with the five best losers.

  • The lucky losers qualify for the second round, where it's all about winning toe win in 1953 you would have had to jump around 80 m every time.

  • Today the skiers jump over 130 m.

  • The top winner is the finish athlete Yana Alunan.

  • With five overall victories, it's time for the tournament to start.

  • Tom certainly won't be bored this vacation.

the Four Hills tournament.

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Four Hills Tournament - explained in a nutshell

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/25
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