INNSBRUCK (Dagbladet): He opened the season with a 50. place in Finland and the situation looked hopeless. Now can Andreas Star (30) finish on the podium in the summary in Hoppuka.
on Friday he came in third place in Innsbruck, behind Ryoyu Kobayashi from Japan and Stefan Kraft from Austria. He is also in third place in the summary total, only 4,2 points behind the German Markus Eisenbichler. Not least is the daddy Hroar Star "pleasantly surprised" over what is happening now.
the Road has been long and winding. He has had a few rounds with Mike Tyson and been in the floor, illustrating a senior, and pulls out the american monsterbokseren.JOLLY NORWEGIAN: Andreas Star was a very satisfied man after his third place finish in Innsbruck. Photo: Geir Olsen / NTB scanpix Show more
the Star counts on the buttons at in the summer. Mediocre results have not given the best economy. He has been seen as a middle-of-the tree-hopper, but in Hoppuka turns it really of trønderen.
I had never thought that he would come so far. He is a relatively large and heavy vessels. But he is not an athlete throwing the skis in the basement, if it goes bad. Then way up the stairs quite long, " says his father.Vying for the podium
Andreas Star claims he has had a better hoppkarriere than his father, who was active in the 80's. He can show to the OLYMPIC gold and world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals from the team competition. All together he has been on the podium seven times in the world cup, one time winner.
Dad Hroar took the world CHAMPIONSHIP silver with Norway in the team competition in 1987. Five times he stood on the podium in the world cup, one time winner. The best result from Hoppuka the overall standings is fourth. But right here claims himself better than the son:
I came in first place in Bischofshofen in 1985. I also came in second place in Innsbruck in 1986 and 1987, " he says.TIMES: Hroar Star can boast of victory in Bischofshofen in 1985. Here gratuleres he by Rolf Åge Berg (t.v.). Photo: NTB scanpix Show more
Andreas was Friday's third place the first time he gets on the podium in Hoppuka.the Larger potential
Andreas Star lives with his partner, nurse Elizabeth Sundnes, and together they have a daughter, Ella. Which ski jumper have around 200 travel days a year. About framtidsvurderingene he did in the summer, he said:
I believe that I still haven't gotten the full potential my in the ground. Therefore, I chose to continue.
Less well known is the fact that he is also considered to add up in 2014.
He had a good season in 2013. He got his breakthrough with second place in the world cup and was on the world CHAMPIONSHIP team. 2014 was a disaster and he was put out of the team. Among other things, he had not the equipment in Sapporo. He went home to Vaernes with fly and thought that it more or less was the end.Got arranged up
the Start of this season were also horrible. In the two ski jumping in Finland, he ended on, respectively, 42. place and 50. space. Finally he was taken out of the world cup. When he got the order on the technique.
- It is happening now, justify the choice he took in the summer, " says Hroar Star.Cutter after the claims of the Norwegian cheating
- It is tough to have responsibility for a small child at home. She (her partner) is a nurse. Which ski jumper have you zero in salary. You should have a straightforward salary, you must be among the 15-20 best in the world cup.
So far this season, the Star jumped into cash prizes for 15.100 swiss francs, or around 132.000 money.
If framgangene he says, according to the NTB:
- It as well really is plunged into darkness out before christmas, but I have done a good job for yourself and in addition had extremely good trainers around me. I have been for far were and the errors stacked, and then I'm one of the worst in the verdenscupsirkuset. At the same time, I am one of the best when I manage to sit the way I do now.
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