Meanwhile, the German ski jumpers clearly missed out on a podium finish in the first Ski Flying World Cup of the season. Markus Eisenbichler (Siegsdorf) flew to eighth place on the Kulm in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria, as the German Ski Federation (DSV) Athlete of the Year. Two-time Olympic champion Andreas Wellinger (Ruhpolding) finished ninth, just behind Eisenbichler.
“The first round just hit me, and then it’s going to be really tough,” said Eisenbichler. It “simply didn’t get off the ground,” Acuh Wellinger complained, “That sounds nice, but it’s ineffective.”
In the World Cup as a whole, Granrud now leads with 1,216 points ahead of Kobacki (1,190) and Slovenian Anze Lanisek (961), who had to displace 13th. As the best DSV eagle, Wellinger (363) follows in 11th place.
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