The fifth edition of the annual
Four Hills Tournament in Germany and Austria was won by Pentti Uotinen. Another Finnish athlete, Eino Kirjonen placed second in the overall ranking for the third time. It was the first edition without the winner of the inaugural tournament, Sepp Bradl.
The defending champion,
Nikolay Kamenskiy, won the event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, but had already missed out on producing a competitive result at the first event in Oberstdorf.
Participating nations and athletes [ edit ]
Germany Helmut Ackermann, Hermann Anwander, Max Bolkart, Toni Brutscher, Willi Fischer, Willy Gotthold, Edi Heilingbrunner, Sepp Hohenleitner, Sepp Kleisl, Hans Kriner, Georg Thoma, Alfred Winkler, Hias Winkler
Austria Willi Egger, Walter Habersatter, Ferdi Kerber, Lois Leodolter, Otto Leodolter, Albin Plank, Rudi Schweinberger, Walter Steinegger, Heinz Winkler
Czechoslovakia Jáchym Bulín, Antonin Chraust, Drahomír Jebavý, Zdeněk Remsa, Mojmír Stuchlík
East Germany Herbert Arnold, Helmut Döderich, Hugo Fuchs, Harry Glaß, Horst Lesser, Werner Lesser, Harald Pfeffer, Helmut Recknagel
Finland Aulis Kallakorpi, Eino Kirjonen, Pentti Uotinen
Norway Toralf Engan, Kjell Kopstad, Arne Larsen, Asbjørn Osnes
Poland Józef Huczek, Jan Kula, Władysław Tajner, Jakub Węgrzynkiewicz
Soviet Union Nikolay Kamenskiy, Trjewalery Kandar, Vallary Kandratjew, Yury Moshkin, Nikolai Schamov, Yuri Skofzov, Nikolai Trussow, Koba Zakadze
Sweden Toivo Lauren, Arne Strøm
Switzerland Andreas Däscher, Francis Perret
Results [ edit ]
Oberstdorf [ edit ] Schattenbergschanze, Oberstdorf
29 December 1956
Toni Brutscher placed in the Top Ten in Oberstdorf in each of the first five Four Hills tournaments.
Innsbruck [ edit ]
30 December 1956
Garmisch-Partenkirchen [ edit ]
Große Olympiaschanze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
01 January 1957
Bischofshofen [ edit ] Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze, Bischofshofen
06 January 1957
After three events,
Pentti Uotinen was still in the lead in the overall ranking. His closest pursuer was Max Bolkart, but the German only placed 11th in Bischofshofen (210.2p) and thus stayed behind the Finn. Eino Kirjonen on the other hand, who was fourth after the New Year's event, almost closed the gap by reducing the point difference from 22.3 to 1.5 points.
Final Ranking [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]