The world champion of the large hill, Markus Eisenbichler, was awarded the title of "Ski Athlete of the Year" by the other athletes of the DSV (Deutscher Skiverband: German Ski Association) as part of this years DSV athlete's clothing.
World champion of the large hill, gold in the team and mixed team, 2nd place at the Four Hills Tournament and the 1st World Cup victory in Planica. For Markus Eisenbichler the past season could hardly have been more successful. Now he was honored by the active athletes of the German Ski Association as "Ski Athlete of the Year".
The 28-year-old was delighted, but also made clear that he focused on training for the upcoming season. "I just try to do what I like doing the most," Eisenbichler explains. After the successful last season, he has no particularly high expectations for the coming winter: "I am just happy that things are going so well and that I realize that I still have potential in my body. I just want to do skijumping as good as I can and do my best" explains the Bavarian.
One week after the tour hosts Austria and Germany distributed the national championship titles, the championships in Norway and Japan also took place last weekend. Both Kobayashi brothers won in Japan, while Robert Johansson triumphed in Norway.
Last weekend, the national championships took place in Germany and Austria. In Germany Karl Geiger could secure the victory, In Austria Michael Hayboeck won the championship title.