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.
The winners of the last day of competition: Granerud and Kraft. Both athletes delivered outstanding performances and were celebrated as winners in the end. Stefan Kraft secured the day's victory with spectacular flights, while Halvor Egner Granerud was able to celebrate the overall victory at RAW AIR and the early win of the overall World Cup.
The second stop of the Raw Air Tour 2022/2023 took place in Lillehammer and offered the spectators spectacular jumps of the best ski jumpers in the world. Norway's Halvor Egner Granerud was able to extend his lead in the Raw Air ranking, while Poland's Dawid Kubacki celebrated his first victory in Lillehammer.
The first stop of this year's Raw Air Tour of ski jumpers took place in Oslo last weekend. The Norwegian capital welcomed the best jumpers in the world for an intense competition, where points and prize money were at stake. Lanisek and Kraft prevailed with strong performances.