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The 2019/2020 season in retrospective

2020-03-18 · 12:16

The 2019/2020 ski jumping season is history and we take advantage of this to look back once again at the biggest surprises, newcomers, most exciting competitions and most beautiful victories. Even though the season came to an abrupt end due to the current situation and the spread of the Corona Virus, this season also had a lot to offer in addition to one of the most exciting Four Hills Tournaments in years, there were several surprises and emotional victories.

The winner of the Four Hills Tournament:

In one of the most exciting Four Hills Tournaments in years, Dawid Kubacki from Poland won the final round and was thus awarded the golden eagle. The reigning World Champion in normal hill showed consistently good performances and secured the overall victory in the tournament classification with two third places in Oberstdorf and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, his second place in Innsbruck and the victory in Bischofshofen. The rest of the season was also successful for Dawid Kubacki, so that in the end he could be happy about his fourth place in the overall World Cup.

The newcomer of the season:

Marius Lindvik can probably best be described as the newcomer of the season. In the 2019/2020 season, the 21-year old hobby DJ achieved his first World Cup victory in the New Year's ski jumping competition of the Four Hills Tournament. In addition, at the third tour station Lindvik could convince and took his second World Cup victory. In the end, the young Norwegian could be happy about a second place in the overall ranking of the Four Hills Tournament. In general, Lindvik increasingly developed into a touring type and finished second in both the Willingen-5 special classification and the Raw Air at the end of the season.

The most consistent:

The German Karl Geiger probably showed one of the most consistent performances throughout the season. In the first seven competitions of the season, the man from Oberstdorf always finished among the top 10. Geiger also showed strong form at this year's Four Hills Tournament. With his second places in Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Bischofshofen, the 26-year-old secured third place in the overall tour standings. Shortly afterwards, the athlete from Oberstdorf celebrated his third World Cup victory in Predazzo and thus secured the yellow jersey for the first time. He was also happy to win the 1000 World Cup in Lahti. Finally Karl Geiger, due to his consistency, reached the second place in the overall ranking of the World Cup.

The overall World Cup winner:

The Austrian Stefan Kraft was happy about his second overall World Cup victory in his career. He also received the crystal globe for his victory in the Ski Flying World Cup. The Austrian wasable to secure his first success this year in the individual jumping of Nizhny Tagil. One of his most emotional victories, however, was probably his first World Cup success in front of a home audience, in ski flying on 16thFebruary 2020 in Bad Mitterndorf.

In addition to the big names this season, ski jumping fans were also provided with other emotional moments. The German Stephan Leyhe was happy about his first World Cup victory in front of his home crowd in Willingen and Kamil Stoch also triumphed at his home hill in Zakopane. The overall World Cup winner of 2015/2016 Peter Prevc showed his strength again at the end of the season and celebrated his first World Cup victory since Sapporo 2017 in Lillehammer. The 2019/2020 season had a lot to offer. We wish all ski jumping fans a healthy summer and are already looking forward to an exciting 2020/2021 season!

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