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Prevc and Stoch celebrate victories in Norway

2020-03-11 · 14:32

On Monday and Tuesday Raw Air continued through Norway at Lillehammer. Peter Prevc was happy about his first victory after almost two years. Kamil Stoch also triumphed and took over the overall ranking in the Raw Air.

 

After the individual jumping had to be cancelled on Sunday, thejumping was made up for on Monday in Lillehammer. Especially theSlovenian Peter Prevc surprised with his first World Cup victory inalmost two years. Behind them, two Germans were convincing. MarkusEisenbichler was happy about his first podium place this winter andalso Stephan Leyhe convinced and finished 3rd. For Stefan Kraft andKarl Geiger the jumping did not go quite as they had hoped. It wasviolinists in particular who lost with a 19. The Austrian, who still holdsthe 8th place, scored valuable points for the Austrian. . . . to secure aplace. For the Norwegian team it was also not enough for a podium, but nevertheless Marius Lindvik (4th place), Robin Pedersen (5th) andthe Norwegian team finished on the podium. and Robert Johansson (6.) three Norwegians in the top 10.

On Tuesday the qualification as well as a second individual showjumping event were scheduled. In the qualification, the NorwegianRobin Pedersen, who was already strong on Monday, surprised with ajump on 140m and decided the jumping in his favour. Behind them, Stephan Leyhe and Robert Johansson landed. The competition, whichwas held directly afterwards, also had some surprises in store. In theend, Kamil Stoch from Poland was happy about his 36th overall. WorldCup victory and thus draws level with the Finnish legend JanneAhonen. Two Slovenes landed right behind them. Next to Timi Zajc inthird place, Ziga Jelar celebrated his first World Cup podium in hiscareer with his second place. In the overall standings of the Raw AirTour, Kamil Stoch also secured the lead with his victory. Just behind (0.7 points) is the German Stephan Leyhe in front of the Slovenian ZigaJelar.

Already today, Wednesday, the jumpers will continue with thequalification in Trondheim. The next individual jumping competitionwill follow on Thursday.

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