The Ski Jumping World Cup takes place in the USA: the program in Lake Placid has three competitions – today it begins with individual jumping. The Super Team follows in the evening. skijumping.com Live reports!
The Ski Jumping World Cup is back in the United States: Lake Placid, home of the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980, has three events on the program this weekend.
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Two individual competitions are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, and on Saturday evening there will be a super team competition with two athletes per country and three evaluation rounds.
A year ago, the World Cup returned to the 1980 Olympic facility for the first time since 1990 – back then, thousands of spectators created an impressive atmosphere. Andreas Wellinger managed to celebrate his first World Cup victory in almost five years and is one of the favorites this weekend.
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“Last year I had a good experience at Lake Placid: my first World Cup win after a very long break. It has a good backdrop and it's a very nice ski jump,” said Ruhboldinger, who already had a German home win in Willingen last Sunday. .
Apart from the 28-year-old, national coach Stefan Horngacher has named his entire senior squad for the trip to the US: Carl Geiger, Stefan Lahey, Pius Baske, Philippe Raimondt and Felix Hoffmann in Lake Placid.
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“After Willingen, our athletes did some strength training at home. On Thursday we will travel to America with the same line-up as in Willingen,” explained Hornkacher before leaving for America: “After the win in Willingen, we are very motivated for two individual competitions and a super team.”
Slovenia's Lovro Koz won Friday's qualifying round with 126 meters and 5.1 points over Austrians Michael Haebach and Daniel Huber. Wellinger finished fifth as the best DSV ski jumper.
After the individual jumping, the second event is on Saturday: in the evening (11pm CET) there will be a super team event with two athletes per country.
The practice round starts at 2:15pm, followed by the individual competition at 3:15pm (both CET). In addition to the live blog here, you also have the opportunity at skisprung.com Follow all tabs on FIS Live Ticker.
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