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Alexander Leads U.S. Jumping

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2014-02-09 12:50
 

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 9) – Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) led Team USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the opening ski jumping event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center. Alexander just missed the top-30-seeded final round at the normal hill event, where Poland’s Kamil Stoch went on to take the gold medal. Norway’s Anders Bardal and Slovenia’s Peter Prevc took silver and bronze respectively. Qualification for the men’s large hill event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 14 before the medals event Feb. 15. The historic debut of women’s Olympic ski jumping is set for Tuesday, Feb. 11, and can be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com at 1:15 p.m. EST.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) led Team USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the opening ski jumping event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center.
  • Alexander just missed the top-30-seeded final round at the normal hill event, where Poland’s Kamil Stoch went on to take the gold medal. Slovenia’s Peter Prevc and Norway’s Anders Bardal took silver and bronze respectively.
  • Team USA’s Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) finished 45th and 47th respectively.
  • Mild conditions, soft snow and a bit of tail wind at the venue made for a manageable set of challenges for the world-class jumpers. 
  • Qualification for the men’s large hill event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 14 before the medals event Feb. 15.
  • The historic debut of women’s Olympic ski jumping is set for Tuesday, Feb. 11, and can be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com at 1:15 p.m. EST.

QUOTES
Nick Alexander
I’ve been jumping for 95 meters the whole week and I finally pulled it off. That was a goal and I accomplished that so I’m pretty happy. The landing could have definitely been better, though.

Anders Johnson
My jumping is a little inconsistent right now, and I was just a little off on that jump. It definitely wasn’t the best jump I’ve had so far, but it’s alright. It’s still fun. Being in the final was what I was hoping for to start off the Games. I didn’t have a very good prep into the Games. I kind of was hurt a little bit the week leading in, so I was pretty happy just to be able to come and jump. Everything else was pretty much a bonus.

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