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Normal Hill, Individual, Men

Date 7 February 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationKombinationssprungschanze, Seefeld
Participants55 from 15 countries
FormatTwo jumps, with both scored on distance and form.
Olympic Record 84.0 / Yukio Kasaya JPN / 6 February 1972
Judge #1Heikki TeljamoFIN
Judge #2Sylvester PancherczPOL
Judge #3Valentin TatarinzevURS
Judge #4Karl MartitschCAN
Judge #5Franz RappenglückGER
Venue detailsK-Point: 82 m

The East German Hans-Georg Aschenbach emerged as one of the World’s best ski-jumpers in the mid-1970s. His first major victory came in 1973, when he won the second World Ski flying Championships in Oberstdorf. After winning the Four Hills Tournament he won both jumping events at the 1974 World Championships in Falun. In 1975 he had a serious knee injury, but was back on the international top in the Olympic season.

In the Normal hill competition on the Toni-Seelos-Schanze in Seefeld, Aschenbach made an excellent first jump of 84.5 m, the longest in the competition. His teammate Jochen Danneberg was lying second, and the home crowd’s favorite Karl Schnabel held the third position after good jumps of 83.5 and 82.5 m respectively. The two other jumpers on the East German team, Bernd Eckstein and Henry Glaß, were lying in sixth and seventh place, and all four Austrians were among the 12 best. No doubt, the Olympic ski jumping events in 1976 seemed to be an East German-Austrian affair.

The second round brought no changes, Aschenbach and Danneberg secured a double for East Germany, again making the two best jumps of the round, and Schnabel held his bronze medal position. The three other Austrian jumpers ended in sixth and equal seventh place, all four among the eight best. Both Eckstein and Glass fell in their second jump, and would have otherwise been placed fifth and eighth.

PosNrJumperNOCPoints
140Hans-Georg AschenbachGDR252.0Gold
253Jochen DannebergGDR246.2Silver
350Karl SchnablAUT242.0Bronze
425Jaroslav BalcarTCH239.6
519Ernst von GrünigenSUI238.7
623Reinhold BachlerAUT237.2
=712Rudi WannerAUT233.5
=726Toni InnauerAUT233.5
943Walter SteinerSUI232.2
1052Alfred GroscheFRG231.9
1146Esko RautionahoFIN229.6
1230Aleksandr KarapuzovURS226.8
1337Hans SchmidSUI226.3
1429Jouko TörmänenFIN225.0
1542Aleksey BorovitinURS224.9
=1647Rudolf HöhnlTCH224.0
=1651Yukio KasayaJPN224.0
=1810Karel KodejškaTCH222.5
=1848Johan SætreNOR222.5
2018Hiroshi ItagakiJPN221.1
2144Jim DenneyUSA218.9
2222Yury KalininURS218.7
2331Sepp SchwinghammerFRG215.3
2432Takao ItoJPN213.9
255Sergey SaychikURS213.6
2639Ivo FelixTCH212.7
2733Jerry MartinUSA212.6
2841Stanisław BobakPOL211.0
=292Koji KakutaJPN210.4
=2921Harri BluménFIN210.4
3124Tadeusz PawlusiakPOL210.2
3213Bernd EcksteinGDR209.3
3316Odd HammernesNOR208.3
3417Greg WindspergerUSA208.0
359Robert MöschingSUI207.6
3649Peter WilsonCAN207.3
3737Finn HalvorsenNOR206.3
=3827Marcello BazzanaITA205.8
=3828Bogdan NorčičYUG205.8
=3835Adam KrzysztofiakPOL205.8
4145Odd BrandseggSWE204.6
4255Branko DolharYUG204.1
436Per BergerudNOR204.0
441Henry GlaßGDR203.8
4554Lido TomasiITA203.3
4611Ivo ZupanYUG202.3
4714Janez DemšarYUG199.8
4834Richard GradyCAN192.6
493Francesco GiacomelliITA191.9
5020Leo De CrignisITA190.8
5138Thomas LundgrenSWE188.0
528Janusz WaluśPOL185.2
537Kip SundgaardUSA177.6
544Kim FrippCAN175.9
5515Donald GradyCAN164.9