| Event type

Large Hill, Team, Men

Date17 February 2014
LocationKompleks Dlya Pryzhkov Na Lyzhakh s Tramplina "Russkiye Gorki", Mountain Cluster, Esto-Sadok
Participants48 from 12 countries
FormatTwo jumps per team member, with both scored on distance and form. Four members per team, with all four jumps in each round to count towards team total. Only the top 8 teams from the first jump advance to the second jump.
Judge #1Hermann KothleitnerAUT
Judge #2Pascal MalecFRA
Judge #3Stefan ThomaITA
Judge #4Ole WalsethNOR
Judge #5Christian WürstenSUI
DetailsK-Point: 125 m

The team event was expected to be a close competition with the defending gold medalist Austria the slight favorites, although they did not win a medal in the individual events. Teams from Germany, Norway, Japan and Poland, with double individual gold medal winner Kamil Stoch, were considered strong medal contenders.

In the first round of jumpers, Anders Bardal set the early lead for Norway with the longest jump of 137.5 m. However, the rest of the team could not meet the high expectations and they fell back to sixth place overall. Germany and Austria proved to be the most consistent teams with Marinus Kraus landing a 136.5 m jump and Thomas Diethart a 136.0 m jump, respectively, as their top athletes in the first round gave Germany a narrow lead of 2.5 points, with Japan in third place just 11.5 points behind. For Poland, Stoch was not enough and the team was already a disappointing 30 points behind after the first jump.

The first Austrian in the second round of jumps, Michael Hayböck brought his team into the lead with a jump of 130.0 m compared to Andreas Wank’s 128.0 m for Germany. With Marinus Kraus scoring 132.0 points for a jump of 134.5 m, Germany reduced the margin to just 0.3 points, even though Austria’s Thomas Morgenstern earned 129.9 points for a jump of 133.5 m. Kraus, who did not make it into Germany’s team for the normal hill individual event, was their best performer, as the only jumper in the competition to record the best jump in his group in both rounds. After the third set of jumps Germany took the lead again because Andreas Wellinger outperformed Diethart by 3.7 points. Austria’s last jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer jumped 132.0 m for a score of 131.4 points. But Germany’s Severin Freund responded by jumping 131.0 m. This was good enough for Germany to hold onto the gold medal with a score of 1,041.1 points compared to Austria’s 1,038.4, the closest ever margin in this event. Germany became the first team to win a third Olympic team title after Lillehammer in 1994 and Salt Lake City in 2002. The silver was Austria’s first medal in men’s ski jumping at Sochi, ending their long dominance in the team event. For Schlierenzauer and Morgenstern it was their fourth Olympic medal. With the highest score in the second round, Poland showed their abilities but they were too far behind after the first round to threaten the medal teams.

The Japanese team comfortably won the bronze medal, 13.5 points behind Austria, with their 41-year-old veteran Noriaki Kasai finishing with an excellent jump for 137.3 points to win his second medal at the Games and a team medal 20 years after his team silver at Lillehammer 1994. Stoch and Slovenian Peter Prevc could not continue their medal winning streak from the individual events with Poland finishing fourth and Slovenia fifth.

PosCompetitorsNOCPointsJump #1Jump #2
1GermanyGER1041.1519.0 (1)522.1 (2)Gold
Andreas Wank 248.7123.2125.5
Marinus Kraus 268.1136.1132.0
Andreas Wellinger 259.2125.3133.9
Severin Freund 265.1134.4130.7
2AustriaAUT1038.4516.5 (2)521.9 (3)Silver
Michael Hayböck 258.1127.7130.4
Thomas Morgenstern 254.2124.3129.9
Thomas Diethart 266.2136.0130.2
Gregor Schlierenzauer 259.9128.5131.4
3JapanJPN1024.9507.5 (3)517.4 (4)Bronze
Reruhi Shimizu 260.4127.8132.6
Taku Takeuchi 238.4117.9120.5
Daiki Ito 257.3130.3127.0
Noriaki Kasai 268.8131.5137.3
4PolandPOL1011.8489.2 (4)522.6 (1)
Maciej Kot 251.8125.0126.8
Piotr Żyła 233.5107.2126.3
Jan Ziobro 257.5127.8129.7
Kamil Stoch 269.0129.2139.8
5SloveniaSLO995.6488.2 (5)507.4 (5)
Jurij Tepeš 248.3127.1121.2
Robert Kranjec 225.8103.9121.9
Jernej Damjan 244.8119.5125.3
Peter Prevc 276.7137.7139.0
6NorwayNOR990.7486.0 (6)504.7 (6)
Anders Bardal 272.5137.7134.8
Anders Fannemel 248.8123.4125.4
Anders Jacobsen 237.3111.5125.8
Rune Velta 232.1113.4118.7
7Czech RepublicCZE967.8476.0 (7)491.8 (7)
Jakub Janda 244.9123.3121.6
Antonín Hájek 247.5121.4126.1
Roman Koudelka 248.2122.1126.1
Jan Matura 227.2109.2118.0
8FinlandFIN942.8461.5 (8)481.3 (8)
Anssi Koivuranta 247.3120.8126.5
Jarkko Määttä 227.6117.1110.5
Olli Muotka 227.3113.2114.1
Janne Ahonen 240.6110.4130.2
9Russian FederationRUS422.3422.3 (9)
Ilmir Khazetdinov 102.1102.1
Aleksey Romashov 108.5108.5
Dmitry Vasilyev 113.2113.2
Denis Kornilov 98.598.5
10United StatesUSA402.5402.5 (10)
Peter Frenette 84.284.2
Nick Fairall 102.0102.0
Anders Johnson 101.9101.9
Nick Alexander 114.4114.4
11Republic of KoreaKOR402.0402.0 (11)
Gang Chil-Gu 91.291.2
Kim Hyeon-Gi 113.5113.5
Choi Heung-Cheol 99.599.5
Choi Seo-Wu 97.897.8
12CanadaCAN399.2399.2 (12)
Trevor Morrice 94.394.3
Dusty Korek 102.6102.6
Matthew Rowley 94.794.7
Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes 107.6107.6