“The disqualifications were only pronounced by Mrs. Aga Baczkowska. I had nothing to do with that,” the 58-year-old realized in a written opinion. In the mixed premiere at Olympic Games, five jumpers from four top nations had been disqualified because of great suits, the German Katharina Althaus was also affected. All four nations slipped out of the medal rails.
Subsequently, men-controller Jukkara had been talled hard. “Any person has mistakenly asserted that I was in the cabin of women during the controls. That’s not true. Since I controlled the men at the same time, that was not possible,” wrote the FIS inspector. For the women, only the Polin Baczkowska had been responsible.
Jukkara: “Have checks made more detailed”
Bundestrainer Stefan Horngacher had criticized Jukkara, but referred mainly to the numerous controls and disqualifications during the World Cup season. Against this criticism, Jukkara also resisted: “We have kept the rules in more detail during the season and performed the controls more precisely than in recent years. The result can be seen in men, the suits are much more than in the past. That Ensures more fairness and leads our sport in a fairer and safer direction. “
The Finn last also got backing. Jukkara is now a checker, “the Rigoros pay attention to the suits, and therefore the men’s competitions are fairer,” said the German Ski Jumping Seven Hannawald, for example.