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Ski Jumping World Cup stage held in Almaty

Monday, 04.02.2013, 13:09
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Ski Jumping World Cup stage held in Almaty
International Ski Jumping complex in Almaty. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
A winter stage of the Continental Ski Jumping Cup was held in Almaty, the official website of Almaty Akimat (city authorities) reported.

The tournament was held in December with the opening ceremony on the 8th at the International Ski Jumping Complex. Mayor of Almaty Akhmetzhan Yessimov took part in the opening ceremony.

Athletes from 13 countries (Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Romania, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan), including the World Cup and European champions, took part in the competition.

Austria’s ski jumper Stefan Kraft became winner of the Cup. His compatriot David Zauner was ranked second and Poland’s Klemens Muranka was in the third place in the general ranking of the tournament.

Kazakhstan's Sabirzhan Muminov was the best among Kazakhstan jumpers. He was ranked 33rd. Results of the competition is available here.

Kazakhstan sport officials announced that there was a possibility that a stage of the Ski Jumping World Cup would be held in Almaty last year. Sergey Zubkov, Russia’s national team coach praised the quality of Almaty ski-jumping stadium, he said that they didn’t have such a similarly advanced ski-jumping facility in Russia.

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