Finally, there was flying again! At Kulm, the ski jumping elite unpacked numerous dream flights. First and foremost the overall World Cup leader Halvor Egner Granerud. The Norwegian secured the victories in both competitions of the weekend.
Saturday - Individual Jumping
On Saturday the first Ski Flying World Cup of the season took place - a highlight for all athletes. Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud showed that he can not only jump but also fly. With distances of 238 and 231 meters he secured victory in the first competition of the weekend. With a gap of 8.8 points, the winner of the qualification Stefan Kraft placed second. The podium was completed by the Slovenian Domen Prevc with a gap of 15.3 points to the winner. With his sixth victory of the season, Granerud was able to put on the yellow jersey of the overall World Cup leader at the end of the day. Kubacki, who had worn it until then, only finished 10th in this competition.
Sunday - Individual Jumping
Also the second competition of the weekend went to Halvor Egner Granerud. With jumps of 234.5 and 235 meters the Norwegian secured victory in the second Ski Flying World Cup of the season. Second place was secured by Timi Zajc of Slovenia, who jumped 234 and 230 meters (451.4 p.). Third place went to Stefan Kraft from Austria with 233 and 229 meters (446.4 p.). With two jumps to 230 meters, Andreas Wellinger was the best DSV athlete in fourth place.
Two individual competitions were on the schedule at the World Cup in Japan. In the end, the Austrian and the Slovenian secured victory.
Lovro Kos and Stefan Kraft both won the individual competitions in the USA. In the Super Team competition, the Austrians won just ahead of Germany.