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Four Hills Tournament 2022/2023: schedule, hills, results


The Four Hills Tournament will be held in Germany and Austria from December 29th to January 6th. The schedule, the results so far and further information about the ski jumping event can be found here.

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Dawid Kubacki from Poland is considered the top favorite and has already won the Four Hills Tournament once


The spectators are back: For the first time since 2019/2020, ski jumping fans are allowed to attend the Four Hills Tournament again.

The 71st edition of the prestigious competition starts on December 29th in Oberstdorf and traditionally ends on January 6th in Bischofshofen.

Ryōyū Kobayashi is the defending champion, Dawid Kubacki from Poland is the top favorite, and German athletes have been waiting for a win in the overall classification for 21 years now.

Schedule and Results

  • Opening competition in Oberstdorf

    , December 29th

  • New Year's competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    , January 1st

  • Bergisel ski jumping in Innsbruck

    , January 4th

  • Epiphany jumping in Bischofshofen

    , January 6th


In the past six years, the winners of the Four Hills Tournament have always come from Poland or Japan.

This series could also be continued with this edition:

Dawid Kubacki (Poland)

is currently leading the overall ranking in the World Cup after successes in Wisla, Titisee-Neustadt and Engelberg.

His compatriot

Piotr Zyla

is also one of the extended favorites.

The Japanese, who are used to success, had to cope with setbacks in the current season: The two-time tour winner Ryōyū Kobayashi surprisingly missed the second round at the dress rehearsal in Engelberg.

Anže Lanišek (Slovakia) and Stefan Kraft (Austria) have better prospects.

The two take second and third place in the overall World Cup.

The Germans

It's been 21 years since

Sven Hannawald

wrote ski jumping history with four victories in the tournament.

Since then, no German has been able to build on this success.

Little is likely to change about this for the time being.

Karl Geiger

, who finished second in the overall World Cup last year, had a mixed start to the season.

In Engelberg he indicated his potential with a strong jump, but fell shortly afterwards and only finished tenth.

Things are going even worse for

Markus Eisenbichler


"Everything is getting on my nerves right now, I'm pissed off at myself. I'm trying to just keep going - but nothing is going right now," said the six-time world champion after the unsuccessful dress rehearsal in Engelberg.

Pius Paschke

is one of the positive surprises, but a top 3 placement in the Four Hills Tournament would be a sensation.

mode and rules

Whoever has the most points at the end wins the Four Hills Tournament.

It is irrelevant whether or how many competitions the athlete has won during the tour.

The only thing that counts is the total number of points after the four jumps.

The score is made up of the distance achieved and the posture points.

The score also includes the gate that was jumped from if the inrun had to be lengthened or shortened during the competition.

In addition, points can be deducted or credited to the jumpers depending on the wind conditions (tailwind earns extra points because it pushes the jumper down; the jumper gets a deduction for updraft because it keeps the athlete in the air longer).

Wind factor and gate have only played a role in scoring since the 2010/11 Four Hills Tournament.

They were introduced to compensate for external influences as best as possible and to enable more objective competition.

Unlike other ski jumping competitions, the Four Hills Tournament is held in a knockout system.

Normally the first 30 jumpers of the first round compete against each other in the second round.

At the Four Hills Tournament, 50 jumpers can qualify for the first round, who then compete against each other in 25 groups of two.

The knight with the higher number of points wins the duel and advances directly to the second round.

The »Lucky Loser« rule also allows the five losers with the most points to stay in the competition.

In the second round you jump normally.

Qualification plays a major role in the Four Hills Tournament.

Because it not only decides whether to take part in the actual competitions, but also against whom the jumper will compete in a duel and must win in order to remain in the competition.

First in qualifying jumps against 50th, second against 49th, and so on.

The jumpers who are in the first ten places in the overall World Cup ranking are no longer automatically seeded for the competition as before.

They too have to qualify for the competition in the qualifiers.

The jumps

Schattenbergschanze in Oberstdorf

Total height

: 140 meters

Inrun length

: 105.5 meters

Hill record

: 143.5 meters (Sigurd Pettersen, 2003)

Large Olympic ski jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Total height

: 149 meters

Inrun length

: 103.5 meters

Hill record

: 144 meters (Dawid Kubacki 2021)

Bergisel ski jump in Innsbruck

Total height

: 130 meters

Inrun length

: 98 meters

Hill record

: 138 meters (Michael Hayböck, 2015)

Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze in Bischofshofen

Total height

: 132.5 meters

Inrun length

: 125 meters Hill


: 145 meters (Dawid Kubacki, 2019)

Where will the tour be broadcast?

Eurosport broadcasts all qualifying competitions and decisions live.

Through a cooperation with DAZN, the jumping will also be available on the streaming service.

In addition, the public broadcasters ARD and ZDF share the four competitions among themselves.

ZDF will take over the opening competition in Oberstdorf.

The previous winners of the Four Hills Tournament

1953 Josef Bradl (Austria)

1953/54 Olaf B. Bjørnstad (Norway)

1954/55 Hemmo Silvennoinen (Finland)

1955/56 Nikolai Kamenski (Soviet Union)

1956/57 Pentti Uotinen (Finland)

1957/58 Helmut Recknagel (GDR)

1958/ 59 Helmut Recknagel (GDR)

1959/60 Max Bolkart (FRG)

1960/61 Helmut Recknagel (GDR)

1961/62 Eino Kirjonen (Finland)

1962/63 Toralf Engan (Norway)

1963/64 Veikko Kankkonen (Finland)

1964/65 Torgeir Brandtzæg (Norway)

1965/66 Veikko Kankkonen (Finland)

1966/67 Bjørn Wirkola (Norway)

1967/68 Bjørn Wirkola (Norway)

1968/69 Bjørn Wirkola (Norway)

1969/70 Horst Queck (GDR)

1970/71 Jiri Raska (Czechoslovakia)

1971/72 Ingolf Mork (Norway)

1972/73 Rainer Schmidt (GDR)

1973/74 Hans-Georg Aschenbach (GDR)

1974/75 Willi Pürstl (Austria)

1975/76 Jochen Danneberg (GDR)

1976/77 Jochen Danneberg (GDR)

1977/78 Kari Ylianttila (Finland)

1978/79 Pentti Kokkonen (Finland)

1979/80 Hubert Neuper (Austria)

1980/81 Hubert Neuper (Austria)

1981/82 Manfred Deckert (GDR)

1982/ 83 Matti Nykänen (Finland)

1983/84 Jens Weißflog (GDR)

1984/85 Jens Weißflog (GDR)

1985/86 Ernst Vettori (Austria)

1986/87 Ernst Vettori (Austria)

1987/88 Matti Nykänen (Finland)

1988/89 Risto Laakkonen (Finland)

1989/90 Dieter Thoma (FRG)

1990/91 Jens Weißflog (Germany)

1991/92 Toni Nieminen (Finland)

1992/93 Andreas Goldberger (Austria)

1993/94 Espen Bredesen (Norway)

1994/95 Andreas Goldberger (Austria)

1995/ 96 Jens Weißflog (Germany)

1996/97 Primoz Peterka (Slovenia)

1997/98 Kazuyoshi Funaki (Japan)

1998/99 Janne Ahonen (Finland)

1999/00 Andreas Widholzl (Austria)

2000/01 Adam Malysz (Poland)

2001/02 Sven Hannawald (Germany)

2002/03 Janne Ahonen (Finland)

2003/04 Sigurd Pettersen (Norway)

2004/05 Janne Ahonen (Finland)

2005/06 Janne Ahonen (Finland) / Jakub Janda (Czech Republic) *

2006/07 Anders Jacobsen (Norway)

2007/08 Janne Ahonen (Finland)

2008/09 Wolfgang Loitzl (Austria)

2009/10 Andreas Kofler (Austria)

2010/11 Thomas Morgenstern (Austria)

2011/12 Gregor Schlierenzauer (Austria)

2012/ 13 Gregor Schlierenzauer (Austria)

2013/14 Thomas Diethart (Austria)

2014/15 Stefan Kraft (Austria)

2015/16 Peter Prevc (Slovenia)

2016/17 Kamil Stoch (Poland)

2017/18 Kamil Stoch (Poland)

2018/19 Ryoyu Kobayashi (Japan)

2019/20 Dawid Kubacki (Poland)

2020/21 Kamil Stoch (Poland)

2021/22 Ryōyū Kobayashi (Japan)

* Two winners due to a tie on points


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2022-12-28

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