Germany claimed its first victory of the current season at the Ski Jumping World Cup in Lake Placid. Andreas Wellinger prevailed in his World Cup comeback in the USA and made a successful day for the German ski jumpers. Victory in super team competition went to Poland and the last winner of the weekend was Halvor Egner Granerud.
Saturday - individual jumping
Andreas Wellinger showed a strong performance and jumped to distances of 129 and 125.5 meters. With 264.5 points he secured the victory and overtook Ryoyu Kobayashi from Japan in the final, who had set a new hill record with 136 meters in the first round. Kobayashi ended up in second place with distances of 136 and 114 meters and 256 points. There was a surprise in third place, where Austria's Daniel Tschofenig made it to the podium for the first time. With jumps of 129 and 120 meters and 255.4 points he showed a strong performance and relegated Slovenia's Timi Zajc and Poland's Dawid Kubacki to 4th and 5th place.
Saturday - Super Team competition
The World Cup premiere of the super team format in ski jumping took place in Lake Placid on Saturday evening. The Polish duo Piotr Zyla and Dawid Kubacki secured the victory with 800.8 points after six jumps and three rounds. The two Poles showed strong performances and were able to prevail over their competitors in the end. Austria's Daniel Tschofenig and Stefan Kraft finished second with 787.6 points. Tschofenig previously finished third in the individual competition and was also convincing in the super team competition. Kraft, who finished 16th in the individual competition, put in a strong performance together with Tschofenig. Third place went to Japan's Naoki Nakamura and Ryoyu Kobayashi with 776.7 points. Kobayashi, who finished second in the individual competition, was able to deliver a solid performance together with Nakamura to secure third place.
The super team competition in Lake Placid was thus an exciting and successful event for the participating athletes and spectators. The teams showed strong performances and it remains to be seen if this form of competition will establish itself further in the future.
Sunday - Individual competition
On the second day of ski jumping in Lake Placid, Norway's Halvor Egner Granerud improved his performance again and secured the victory with an impressive top jump of 134 meters and a total of 287.6 points. Andreas Wellinger of Germany, who had won the previous day, finished a strong second with jumps of 124 and 130 meters and 276.1 points. However, he had a respect gap of 11.5 points to the winner. Third place went to Austrian jumper Stefan Kraft, who scored a total of 275.3 points with jumps of 123.5 and 130 meters and was only 0.8 points behind Wellinger. It was an exciting and close jumping competition where the athletes gave their best and thrilled the audience with breathtaking jumps.go back
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