New rules of individual competitions will be tested during FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix Wisla 2014

New rules of individual competitions will be tested during FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix Wisla 2014

AUTHOR: Fis-ski.com PUBLISHED AT: 24-07-2014
A new competition format, which shall be used for the ski flying competitions next winter 2014/2015, will be tested during the FIS Grand Prix 2014, starting this weekend in Wisla.

After qualification 48 best athletes will be seeded into four groups of 12 athletes in the first round. The six best of each group will qualify for the final round. The overall score of all three rounds (qualification, first round, final round) will decisive for the result of the competition.

Information concerning the starting order of the first round

The numbers in the following table are the results of the qualification. Number of bibs and starting order for the first competition round: Group A, B, C, D.

The 45th of the qualification starts first (bib 1), followed by the other 11 athletes of Group A.  44th (bib 2), 37th (bib 3), 36th (bib 4), and so on.

Followed by Group B:
46th (bib 13), 43th (bib 14), 38th (bib 15), 35th (bib 16), and so on.

Followed by Group C:
47th (bib 25), and so on.

Followed by Group D:
48th (bib 37), and so on.

This means the winner of the qualification will be the last competitor in the first competition round - 1st (bib 48). The result of the first round (including the points of the qualification) determines the starting order for the final round.