| 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.

11-1Andreas Wank248.7
11-2Marinus Kraus268.1
11-3Andreas Wellinger259.2
11-4Severin Freund265.1
12-1Michael Hayböck258.1
12-2Thomas Morgenstern254.2
12-3Thomas Diethart266.2
12-4Gregor Schlierenzauer259.9
8-1Reruhi Shimizu260.4
8-2Taku Takeuchi238.4
8-3Daiki Ito257.3
8-4Noriaki Kasai268.8
9-1Maciej Kot251.8
9-2Piotr Żyła233.5
9-3Jan Ziobro257.5
9-4Kamil Stoch269.0
10-1Jurij Tepeš248.3
10-2Robert Kranjec225.8
10-3Jernej Damjan244.8
10-4Peter Prevc276.7
7-1Anders Bardal272.5
7-2Anders Fannemel248.8
7-3Anders Jacobsen237.3
7-4Rune Velta232.1
76Czech RepublicCZE967.8
6-1Jakub Janda244.9
6-2Antonín Hájek247.5
6-3Roman Koudelka248.2
6-4Jan Matura227.2
5-1Anssi Koivuranta247.3
5-2Jarkko Määttä227.6
5-3Olli Muotka227.3
5-4Janne Ahonen240.6
94Russian FederationRUS422.3
4-1Ilmir Khazetdinov102.1
4-2Aleksey Romashov108.5
4-3Dmitry Vasilyev113.2
4-4Denis Kornilov98.5
102United StatesUSA402.5
2-1Peter Frenette84.2
2-2Nick Fairall102.0
2-3Anders Johnson101.9
2-4Nick Alexander114.4
111Republic of KoreaKOR402.0
1-1Gang Chil-Gu91.2
1-2Kim Hyeon-Gi113.5
1-3Choi Heung-Cheol99.5
1-4Choi Seo-Wu97.8
3-1Trevor Morrice94.3
3-2Dusty Korek102.6
3-3Matthew Rowley94.7
3-4Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes107.6