SYNOPSIS: The Berg Isel ski jump was the site of the last event of the nineteen-seventy-six Winter Games.
SYNOPSIS: The Berg Isel ski jump was the site of the last event of the nineteen-seventy-six Winter Games. The ninety-metre jump had been a battle between the East Germans and Austrians from the start...Hans Glass of East German finally turned a total of two hundred and twenty-one point seven metres to take the bronze medal.
It was this last competition that provided at least some national glory for the host nation. Seventeen-year-old Anton Innauer jumped a sensational one hundred and two point five metres on his first run. But after his second jump his total stood at two hundred and thirty-two point nine metres...good enough to give Austria the silver medal.
And it was Innauer's team-mate, Karl Schnabl, who delighted the crowd by keeping the gold medal in Austria. He soared to a total of two hundred and thirty-four point eight points for distance and style. Between them Innauer and Schnabl had done something to redeem what had been a generally poor performance by Austria's winter sportsmen and women, and the home supporters showed their appreciation. of the achievement.