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Ski Jumping 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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Only his brother Domen and a fall can stop Peter Prevc

Santa Claus congratulates today's winner Domen Prevc

Santa Claus congratulates today's winner Domen Prevc

Great drama in the opening event of the Ski Jumping World Cup in Ruka, Finland. 17-year-old Domen Prevc of Slovenia won the first competition of the FIS World Cup 2016/17. The younger brother of superstar Peter Prevc benefited from a crash of his brother in the very last jump of the competition. The event was held under perfect weather conditions.

 

Jumps of 138.5 m and 140.5 m earned Domen Prevc a total of 321.8 points and his first win in the World Cup. But after outstanding jumps in yesterday's training in Ruka this was not really a big surprise.

 

"I think it was a really fair competition, there wasn't a lot of wind so we could make great jumps. I can't really tell why I was so strong hear today, I guess my coaches could maybe answer this question. Tomorrow is another day, we'll see if I can jump on the same level again", youngster Domen Prevc summed up his day at work.

 

The extremely strong result of Severin Freund came as more of a surprise. The runner-up of last season's overall World Cup finished second with two jumps of 140 m (318.3 points). Freund, who was forced to take a long break from jumping training due to an injury, showed a great performance and was surprised by the high level of his jumps in this winter's first competition: 

 

"Honestly, this result is a bit of a surprise for me, because I didn't necessarily expect it after only so few training jumps. I think I benefited from the fact that I know what to do on this hill. Yesterday was very difficult for me, because when you return to competing after a long break it's more or less normal to be struggling a bit. That's why I'm even happier that it worked that well today. I know that Domen didn't have the best summer, but the profile of this hill suits him well. He really knows how to fly", Freund said about his very good start of the season.

 

Peter Prevc, who didn't jump that well in the training rounds on the HS 142 Rukatunturi-hill in Ruka on Thursday, intensively analyzed his jumps together with his coaches and this paid off in the competition. After the first round Peter Prevc was clearly in the lead with his outstanding jump on 143 m. Only a crash right after the landing of his second jump prevented his first win this season. Fortunately it seems that he didn't suffer any serious injuries and got away with some bruises.

 

"Right now I'm okay, but the body is still full of adrenaline. But if I can walk and talk there is no big problem. Yesterday I made my first jumps on snow, so I had to adjust to the conditions and to the hill. We then analyzed the jumps together with the coaches and made some changes in the inrun position and this worked out really well. After seeing how Domen jumped yesterday I knew that he is capable of achieving a really good result. His last training jumps in Kranj were also really impressive. I'm really happy that he could jump that well also in the competition", said Peter Prevc.

 

The fourth place went to strong Austrian Manuel Fettner. Fettner came in right ahead of Poland's Maciej Kot, who was one of the top favorites, and the two Germans Karl Geiger (6th) and Markus Eisenbichler (7th). Three members of the German team were in the Top 7 and so they can be very satisfied with the start of this winter season. Richard Freitag in 15th and David Siegel in 19th completed the good performances of the team of Werner Schuster.

 

The Austrian jumpers also presented themselves strong. Besides Fettner in fourth, Andreas Kofler (8th), Stefan Kraft (9th) and Michael Hayboeck (11th) jumped on a high level. Austrian head coach Heinz Kuttin will be satisfied with this opening event.

 

The second competition will take place on Saturday at 4:00 pm CET.

 

Full results and Cup Standings in our Results Database

 

 

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Good result for Kot :) Pity that Stoch had fallen in first jump:(

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Awful competition so far, gate 5 is far too low Hofer...

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Severin Freund soars to victory in Ruka

Daniel Andre Tande, Severin Freund, Manuel Fettner

Daniel Andre Tande, Severin Freund, Manuel Fettner

 

Severin Freund won the second Ski Jumping World Cup competition of this winter in Ruka, Finland, in an impressive manner. For 28-year-old Freund, who was already second in the season opener on Friday, jumped on 146 m and 138 m (290.6 points) and took his 22nd win in the World Cup with a clear lead of 11.6 points over second-placed Norwegian Daniel-Andre Tande.

 

The third place went to Austria's Manuel Fettner, who equalled his career-best result (a third place in Oberstdorf 2010). Severin Freund now took the lead in the overall World Cup with 180 (of the maximum of 200) points.

 

Freund took advantage of his huge amount of experience on the HS 142 hill in Kuusamo and took a well-deserved win. "I'm really satisfied, this is definitely not what I expected and this makes it so much more satisfying. Today I made the right jump at the right time because I was lucky with the conditions in the first round. I had the best conditions and made a very aggressive jump, which wouldn't have worked on many hills. The season has just started and I already achieved my goal of winning again. Now I just want to get better from competition to competition", Freund said after the competition.

 

After being eighth in the first round, Daniel Andre Tande could move up to second overall with an outstanding second jump of 139 m. "After the first round I didn't expect that I could finish in the Top 3 today. My first jump wasn't nearly as good as the second. It's a difficult hill here, but I really like it because you can fly quite long. It's my second time here so I couldn't be happier with the result", explained Tande.

 

The best team peformance today was shown by the Austrians. Besides Manuel Fettner, also Stefan Kraft (4th), Andreas Kofler (6th) and Michael Hayboeck (10th) were in the Top 10. "I'm very satisfied with the result and also with my jumps. I'm really happy. I think this was the best weekend I've ever experienced in Kuusamo with regard to the weather conditions and I've been here often. Yesterday was no wind and today it also felt like almost no wind for Kuusamo", Fettner joked after his strong performance.

 

Karl Geiger achieved yet another great result for the German team in ninth. Markus Eisenbichler and Richard Freitag in 15th and 16th, Stephan Leyhe in 19th and Andreas Wellinger in 20th completed a solid team result for Germany. The fans in Klingenthal, where the next World Cup competitions will be held next weekend, can look forward to seeing a strong German team.

 

For the Slovenian brothers Peter and Domen Prevc it didn't go as well as yesterday. Peter, who sustained a big bruise on his right thigh in his crash yesterday, was seventh. His 17-year-old brother Domen, the winner of this season's first event, finished 13th. Today's competition ended without  a top result for the Polish team of head coach Stefan Horngacher. But Maciej Kot (8th), Piotr Zyla (11th), Dawid Kubacki in 14th and Kamil Stoch, who was struggling a bit after his fall yesterday, were still strong - the Polish team has to be reckoned with this winter.

 

The weekend in Ruka was a huge success for Vincent Descombes Sevoie of France. He already gained some attention with a great 10th place on Friday and was pre-qualified for the second event. Today Descombes Sevoie could do even better and finished on a sensational fifth place. He is now 9th in the overall World Cup - á la bonne heure.

 

Besides Severin Freund and the Prevc brothers, the organizers in Ruka also one of this weekend's winners. The investments for the new inrun track and the huge wind net already paid off on the very first weekend. The Rukatunturi hill in Kuusamo will probably continue to be a regular in the World Cup calendar of the FIS. 

 

After two competitions, Severin Freund of Germany leads the overall World Cup with 180 points, followed by Domen Prevc (SLO/120 points) and Austrian Manuel Fettner (110 points).

 

The team of Germany leads the Nation's Cup after the first weekend with 376 points, ahead of Austria (311 points) and Slovenia (225 points).

 

 

Full Results and Cup Standings Here

 

 

 

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Japanese double victory at the opening

Takanashi-Lillehammer

 

Takanashi ahead of Ito and Rupprecht

Sara Takanashi and Yuki Ito delivered a double victory for Japan at the opening of the FIS World Cup Ladies Ski Jumping in Lillehammer. Last years world cup overall winner Sara Takanashi performed the longest jumps in both rounds with 95,0 and 99,5 meters, scoring 271,3 points.

 

Takanashi said: „It ist he start of a new season and I was able to perform very good jumps and to achieve a great result. I am very happy about that. The level of ladies ski jumping is getting higher and higher so I also have to get better. We still have great events coming up this season like the World Championships and I need to stay focused.“

 

Ito not fully satisfied


19,9 points behind team mate Yuki Ito completed the perfect start fort he Japanese team with 94,5 and 92,5 meters. Ito stated: „All in all I am very happy with my performance. But my second jump was a little late. So there are still some details I need to work on.“ On third place Germany´s Anna Rupprecht took her first ever World Cup podium with two jumps to 90,5 meters and 243,8 points.

Rupprecht happy


Rupprecht said: „Right now I am feeling very good. It was a great day. My jumps where solid with still some room for improvement. Now I can´t wait to call my mom.“

 

Mixed feelings in Austrian team


While Jaqueline Seifriedsberger and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz showed a descent performance fort he Austrian team, finishing 4th and 6th, team mates Eva Pinkelnig and Chiara Hölzl failed to qualify for the final round. Maja Vtic finished 5th and was the best Slovenian athlete. Katharina Althaus and Svenja Würth came in 7th and 9th and put a ribbon on a good German perfromance. Russia´s Irina Avvakumova can already look forward to her home ground competition next week in Nizhny Tagil after the 8th place in Lillehammer.

 

Solid comeback for Hendrickson


Sarah Hendrickson finished her World Cup comeback on 11th place and was the only US girl to qualify fort he final round, Lucile Morat celebrated a great World Cup debut on 12th place. Elena Runggaldier came in 14th and was the best Italien jumper. Romania´s Daniela Haralambie and Julia Kykkänen from Finland secured a couple of points for their nations on places 25 and 28.

 

 

 

Full Results and Standings Here

 

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Japan again unbeatable

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Takanashi ahead of Ito and Seifriedsberger

Second competition, second victory: Sara Takanashi performed the perfect season opening in Lillehammer. Team mate Yuki Ito came in second and secured the second Japanese double victory of the season. Jaqueline Seifriedsberger saved the weekend fort he Austrian team and came in third.

 

Takanashi far ahead


Takanashi one more time outscored her competitors with jumps to 95,5 and 98,0 meters and got 268,1 points. The Japanese said:

 

„Yesterday I was still alittle early with my jump. Today it worked better so could get more pressure on my skis. I already jumped in Nizhny Tagil a few times, the hill is completely different from the one in Lillehammer. So I just want to show a good performance in Russia.“ Ito got a little closer to her than on Saturday with two jumps to 95,0 meters and 255,4 points.

 

Ito happy this time


She stated: „I am pretty happy and satisfied. After yesterday´s competition it was my goal to make i tone the podium again.“ 5,4 points behind Jaqueline Seifriedsberger achieved 93,5 and 95,0 meters. Seifriedsberger said: „I am very happy with this weekend. It was my best season opening so far. Austrian team mate Daniela Iraschko-Stolz missed the podium only by 0,4 points and finished 4th.

 

Vtic fifth again


Slovenia´s Maja Vtic finished the second competition like the first one with a 5th place and her best jump to 93,0 points. Norway´s Maren Lundby made up for her disappointing 22nd place from Friday and came in 6th this time, pushing Russia´s Irina Avvakumova to a 7th place only by 1,0 points. Sarah Hendrickson also climbed up the ranking and came in 8th this time. Anna Rupprecht, third in the first competition, finished a very good weekend with a 9th place ahead of Slovenia´s Ema Klinec and her team mates Katharina Althaus and Carina Vogt.

 

Kykkänen scores


Julia Kykkänen brought in points for Finland on place 13, Lucile Morat from France brought another good result in finishing 15th. Daniela Haralambie scored again on place 20, Elena Runggaldier and Evelyn Insam secured points fort he Italien team on places 23 and 28. The next Ladies World Cup will take place in Nizhny Tagil (RUS) next weekend.

 

 

Full results Here

 

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First win in the World Cup for Polish team

Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Zyla, Kamil Stoch, Maciej Kot

Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Zyla, Kamil Stoch, Maciej Kot

 

Kamil Stoch, Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Zyla and Maciej Kot, took the first ever win in a Ski Jumping World Cup team competition for Poland this evening in Klingenthal. Outstanding athletes of the team: Double Olympic champion Kamil Stoch and this summer's dominator Maciej Kot. The teams of Germany and Austria came in second and third.

 

With a total score of 1128.7 points, the Polish team had a clear lead of more than 40 points over the German team (987.1 points). "Poland was extremely strong here today so we are happy about the second place", Richard Freitag ungrudgingly acknowledged the fantastic performance of the Polish athletes.

 

Kamil Stoch summed up the competition for the enthusiastic Polish jumpers: "I feel great, this is a fantastic moment for our team. During the summer we made huge progress. Right now I just feel good, my shape is good and my jumps are consistent and on a high level. We did a good job in summer and also made some adjustments to my inrun position. Now I can really enjoy ski jumping again. Our coach made some changes, but these are our secrets."

 

Despite the clear defeat, the German team showed a strong performance. Their best was surprisingly Markus Eisenbichler, who clearly dominated his group with jumps of 137.5 m and 136 m. Andreas Wellinger, Severin Freund and Richard Freitag had some solid jumps and the team scored a total of 1087.2 points and finished second. "For me personally it was a good competition. I was able to show my best jumps, especially the second one was really good. I was working with Poland's coach Stefan Horngacher, he is a good coach. He is doing a good job in Poland and the team has already been strong. Even if it will be difficult, my goal is to be in the Top 6 tomorrow. I hope I'll be able to achieve that", Freitag analyzed the competition.

 

With 1086.3 points, the Austrian team of coach Heinz Kuttin missed the second place by only 0.9 points. Andreas Kofler, who is on his way back to old strength, was one of the best of his team. "I'm very happy about this result today, it has been a while since I stood on the podium. It was very close today between us and the German team, maybe luck will be on our side next time. It was a lot of fun jumping here today. My goal was to make it to the team again and I could achieve that. My main focus now is on the 4-Hills-Tournament and the World Championships in Finland."

 

Clearly behind the Top 3, the athletes of Norway, who are still struggling in the Vogtland-Arena, came in fourth. With their total of 1024.2 points, they were already more than 60 points behind Austria. Robert Johansson, Andreas Stjernen, Johann Andre Forfang and Daniel Andre Tande were at no point able to fight for the podium today. 

 

For the team of Slovenia, for many one of the favorites in this event, one outstanding jump of youngster Domen Prevc (145 m, the longest jump of the day) was not enough. The team of head coach Goran Janus finished only fifth.

 

The Czech Republic, Japan and Switzerland came in sixth, seventh and eighth.

 

 

Full Results Here

 

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I'm so happy of this win, our first ever win in team at world cup :clap::champion::cheer: Finally good result for our athletes at this winter season, now please repeat this tomorrow :)

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9 hours ago, rybak said:

I'm so happy of this win, our first ever win in team at world cup :clap::champion::cheer: Finally good result for our athletes at this winter season, now please repeat this tomorrow :)

 

Congrats. It was a excellent performance of all members of your team. Poland actually wasn´t never in doubts of the win during the whole yesterdays race. A master class performance.

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Domen Prevc dominates the world's elite

Daniel Andre Tande, Domen Prevc, Stefan Kraft

 

While his older brother and superstar Peter Prevc is still struggling with his shape, only 17-year-old Domen Prevc dominates the world's elite in ski jumping. Prevc won a top competition on Sunday in Klingenthal, close ahead of Norway's Daniel Andre Tande and Austria's Stefan Kraft. The team of Poland could not defend their one-two lead.

 

Domen Prevc scored 286.9 points with his jumps of 140 m and 141 m and came in only the tiny margin of 0.2 points ahead of Tande (286.7 points). This was the second win in the World Cup for Domen Prevc. Also third-placed Stefan Kraft (284.8 points) was only 1.9 points behind Tande.

 

"My wins are the result of hard work, they don't just happen", Domen Prevc explained after his success. "But after my second jump today I didn't expect that it would be enough for the win or even the podium. I hope that I can show many more long jumps this winter that I'm satisfied with, that's why I started ski jumping", said Prevc.

 

With Daniel Andre Tande, the by far best Norwegian at the moment achieved his second podium result this winter. "I'm very satisfied with my performance today. Although my first jump was not as good as the second one. The fact that I could still finish second, shows me that I can win with perfect jumps", said Tande.  

 

For Austrian Stefan Kraft today's third place was the first podium this winter: "Once again it was an extremely exciting competition. My second jump was my best one here, that was good. Unfortunately I lost some points with the landing, but I'm still very satisfied. Now I hope that I can continue jumping on this high level and finish in the Top 10 consistently." 

 

Poland loses one-two lead - good jumps are not enough

 

After the first half of the competition, Poland's Maciej Kot and Kamil Stoch were first and second, but both were not able to defend their leading positions despite good jumps. The competition was simply too strong today. At the end Kot and Stoch came in fourth and fifth, and with Kubacki, Hula and Zyla in 13th, 18th and 20th, it was yet another strong team result for the Polish athletes, who could win yesterday's team competition in an impressive manner.

 

Freund loses yellow bib

 

Best athlete of the German Ski Association was Markus Eisenbichler in sixth. Eisenbichler, who already proved on Saturday that he can do well on the hill in the Vogtland-Arena, could have achieved even more with a better first jump. The athlete of Bavaria is in a really good shape right now.

 

It didn't go that well for Severin Freund, who surprised with extremely strong performances in Kuusamo. Freund finished 11th and is now second in the overall World Cup, behind Domen Prevc. With his win in Klingenthal, his second win this winter, the younger Prevc is now in the lead of the overall World Cup and will wear the yellow leader's bib next weekend in Lillehammer (NOR).

 

Descombes Sevoie strong again, Klimov consistent

 

Vincent Descombes Sevoie could confirm his strong performance of Kuusamo. The Frenchman finished 10th and is still among the pre-qualified athletes. Russia's Evgeniy Klimov came in on a strong 16th place and also confirmed his very good results from the season opener in Kuusamo.

 

Canada and USA strong in the final

 

Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes convinced in 12th, Kevin Bickner proved his upward trend in 23rd.

 

Many top athletes not in the final

 

Many of last winter's top athletes are still not in their best shape. So Michael Hayboeck (AUT / 31st), Daiki Ito (JPN / 33rd), Roman Koudelka (36th) and Johann Andre Forfang (NOR / 43rd) where among those who failed to make the cut for the final in Klingenthal.

 

Moment of shock for Vojtech Stursa

 

Czech youngster Vojtech Stursa provided a moment of shock. After a crash after the landing of his first jump he had to be carried out of the outrun. But it became clear relatively soon that he didn't suffer any serious injuries. Stursa was even able to participate in the final round and came in 28th.

 

 

Finns not in the final

 

It was a disappointing day for the two Finnish athletes in Klingenthal. Jarkko Maeaettae (41st) and Janne Ahonen (45th) could not qualify for the final of the best 30 jumpers. Head coach Andreas Mitter and the Finnish team will face some difficult times.

 

The next two ski jumping World Cups will be held next weekend in Lillehammer (NOR). This is a replacement venue for the two competitions, which were scheduled for Nizhny Tagil (RUS), but later moved to Norway by the International Ski Federation FIS. 

 

 

Full Results Here

Domen Prevc 2nd round

 

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