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Ski jumping Olympics 2018 odds

Ski jumping at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will be contested from Feb. 8-19, with medals awarded in four different events. Ski jumping competitions are scored using a point total which take into account the distance jumped and the style displayed in the air and upon landing by the jumper. Ski jumpers will compete across the following four events, with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to the top three finishers, respectively, in each event: Men's individual normal hill, Men's individual large hill, Men's team large hill and Women's individual normal hill.

Ski jumping events will be held at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games located in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster. The ski resort area of Alpensia will also feature the rest of the Nordic Olympic sports including biathlon, cross-country and Nordic combined. The sliding events of bobsled, luge and skeleton will also be found in Alpensia. 

The focus of the Pyeongchang 2018 test event programme shifted to ski jumping when the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre played host to a World Cup event, which saw the best jumpers in the world in action, and produced some brilliant performances.

On the normal hill, Japanese jumpers dazzled in both of the women’s events. First, Yuko Ito saw off her more feted compatriot Sara Takanashi to top the podium, coming from behind with a huge second jump of  101.5m to post a winning total of 234.4. However, Takanashi’s second place was enough to clinch the overall World Cup title for the fourth time. The following day, the honours were reversed as Takanashi claimed her 53rd career World Cup win –  equalling the record set by Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer. "I am happy to win my 53rd title," said Takanashi. “Looking ahead to the PyeongChang Olympics I have to try hard so that I am selected to compete for Japan. I was able to fix my approach and that I was able to turn things around will give me confidence.”

The spoils in the men’s events were divided between European jumpers. Top spot went to Poland’s Maciej Kot on the normal hill, with Austria’s Stefan Kraft producing a dominant victory on the large hill.

Kraft claimed top spot in the HS140 with a spectacular performance across both jumps that saw him record an impressive score of 293.5, way ahead of Wellinger in second place on 279.8, while World Cup leader Kamil Stoch of Poland made it onto the podium in third (268.2).

Germany’s Severin Freud is between the big favorites to get a medal in the ski jumping event that are going to be held in South Korea in 2018. The 29-year-old was part of the gold medal winning squad in the men's large hill team event at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.  He also secured two gold medals at the 2015 International Ski Federation Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun in Sweden. Freund was successful in the individual large hill and mixed team normal hill events.

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