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.
On Friday evevening Karl Geiger, who showed the longest jump of the day with 144m and with a second jump of 137.5m and a total of 314.2 points, won the german championshiptitle. World Champion and "Ski Athlete of the Year" Markus Eisenbichler came in second with 299.2 points. Richard Freitag finished third with 283.2 points. Behind them, fourth to sixth place went to Stephan Leyhe (268.1 points), Constantin Schmid (266.2 points) and Moritz Baer (265.5 points).
On Saturday the team competation took place in Klingenthal. Team Bavaria I with Karl Geiger, Moritz Baer, Constantin Schmid and Markus Eisenbichler clearly won before team Baden-Württemberg I with Claudio Haas, Adrian Sell, Tim Fuchs and Luca Roth and Team Thühringen with (Anton Schlütter, Justin Lisso, Justus Grundmann and Felix Hoffmann.
In Tschagguns, Austria the national championships on the normalhill took place on Saturday noon. In an extremely close competition Michael Hayboeck could be happy about the championship title. With 102.5m and 104.5m and thus 273.6 points, the 28-year-old was able to prevail with 0.2 points ahead of Jan Hörl (both jumps 104.5m) and Gregor Schlierenzauer (99.5m and 102.5m and 270.2 points). "I am really happy and I am happy that I could defend my title from last year, my jumps and my performance are getting better and better, due to a back injury I got into jump training later than planned this year, but honestly I did The power curve now fortunately shows up in time. ", Hayboeck was happy about his victory. Behind the podium Manuel Fettner finished fourth with 267.6 points, Stefan Kraft (266.9 points) fifth and Markus Schiffner (263.5 points) sixth.
The competitions on the large hill, which should be held on Sunday in Innsbruck, were canceled due to strong winds. Following the canceled competitions, ÖSV head coach Andreas Felder nominated the prospective ÖSV-Team for the World Cup opening on 23/24. November in Wisla (POL). Accordingly, the six coveted places go to Philipp Aschenwald, Michael Hayboeck, Jan Hörl, Daniel Huber, Stefan Kraft and Gregor Schlierenzauer.
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At the first ski flying of the season in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria, Piotr Zyla and Stefan Kraft can secure the victories. Karl Geiger missed as the best German on both days only narrowly the podium.
With two great jumps Stephan Leyhe secured his first World Cup victory in front of his home audience in Willingen on Saturday. Marius Lindvik and Kamil Stoch are also convincing and finish second and third.
The ski jumping weekend in Sapporo (Japan) had a lot to offer. The first World Cup jumping competition on Saturday was won by Yukiya Sato and on Sunday Stefan Kraft could not be passed. Of the German athletes, Stephan Leyhe, with the longest jump of the whole competition, could call up his best performance and secured the 2nd place on Sunday.