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Photos: Ski jumpers vie for World Cup

Updated 11:57 AM ET, Mon January 7, 2013
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Kamil Stoch of Poland makes a jump during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Four Hills Tournament on Sunday, January 6, in Bischofshofen, Austria. Participants compete in four events and earn points toward the World Cup. The competition began in Germany on December 29 and ended Sunday in Bischofshofen. Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Norway's Anders Jacobsen competes during the trial round of the tournament on Sunday. SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images
Anders Jacobsen of Norway, who took second place, jumps on Sunday. Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer stands with his skis on Sunday. ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria takes first place on Sunday. Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Germany's Andreas Wellinger jumps in Sunday's competition. ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer jumps during a practice session of the 61st Four Hills Tournament on Saturday, January 5, in Bischofshofen, Austria. ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Manuel Fettner of Austria gets medical treatment during the qualification round on January 5. Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images
Austria's Andreas Kofler walks to the starting area on January 5. SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images
Severin Freund of Germany competes during the qualification round on January 5. Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images
Medical staffers carry Russia's Denis Kornilov during a practice session on January 5. ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Austrian ski jumper Wolfgang Loitzl soars through the air during a training session at the 61st Four Hills tournament in Innsbruck, Austria on Friday, January 4. ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Maintenance crew members gesture as they prepare the landing zone with their skis on January 4. ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Lukas Hlava of the Czech Republic makes a jump on January 4. Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Supporters cheer during the final round on January 4. Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer won ahead of Poland's Kamil Stoch and Norway's Anders Bardal. Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images
An athlete soars during the trial round of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup at the 61st Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament at Bergisel-Stadion on January 4. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Jaka Hvala of Slovenia flies through the air on January 4. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
The tournament comprises four World Cup jumping events. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Richard Freitag of Germany soars over the skyline of Innsbruck, Austria, during the training round on Thursday, January 3. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
The path ahead is reflected in the goggles of Taku Takeuchi of Japan during the training round in Innsbruck, Austria, on January 3. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Tom Hilde of Norway gets near horizontal during the qualification round on January 3. Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images
Martin Schmitt of Germany gets set for a jump during the training round on January 3. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Simon Ammann of Switzerland becomes part of an Alpine view during a training jump on January 3. SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images
Anders Johnson of the United States waits his turn for a training jump on January 3. ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Dimitry Vassiliev of Russia begins his run on Tuesday, January 1, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Lukas Hlava of the Czech Republic wipes out during the final round at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on January 1. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Fans below wave German flags as countryman Andreas Wank competes during the final round on January 1. Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images
Wolfgang Loitzl of Austria celebrates after his final-round, first-leg jump on January 1. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Norway's Anders Jacobsen clowns around with a TV cameraman after winning the second stage of the tournament on January 1. CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Kamil Stoch of Poland flies through a blue sky on Monday, December 31, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images
Michael Neumayer of Germany approaches his jump in the qualification round on December 31. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Anders Jacobsen of Norway, left, celebrates with teammate Tom Hilde after winning the final-round second leg at Erdinger Arena on Sunday, December 30, in Oberstdorf, Germany. Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images
German Severin Freund jumps during training on Saturday, December 29. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images