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Tande celebrates second victory of season in disqualification chaos

2019-12-02 · 19:22

Norwegian Daniel-Andre Tande can celebrate his second victory of the season at the second World Cup stage in Ruka, Finland. A Norwegian double success is prevented by a disquailment chaos.

Already the qualification was chaotic due to difficult wind conditions. In the end, the Slovenian Timi Zajc could win the day with a distance of 139m, ahead of the Norwegian Robert Johansson (142m) and the German Karl Geiger. With a jump to 147. 5m he set the ski jump record, but due to the better wind conditions it was only enough for third place. Markus Eisenbichler, who lost control of the ski during his landing and crashed, provided a shock moment for the Germans. However, he remained uninjured and qualified for individual jumping.

The jumping on Saturday was again marked by complicated weather conditions. The Norwegian Daniel-Andre Tande was able to assert himself in both rounds and secured his second World Cup victory within one week. The rest of the Norwegian team was also strong. However, the air permeability of the suits caused problems. Already after the first run Robert Johansson and Johan Andre Forfang were disqualified. After the second round long Marius Lindvik in second place, ahead of the Slovenian Peter Prevc. But both jumpers were also disqualified because of their suits. At the end the Austrian Philipp Aschenwald and the Slovenian Anze Lanisek could be happy about second and third place. In general, the Austrians presented themselves strongly. Stefan Kraft and Daniel Huber finished fourth and fifth, respectively, just off the podium. Jan Hörl was also happy about his best World Cup result with eighth place. Gregor Schlierenzauer was 16th, the German team could not prevail against the strong competition. With seventh place, Karl Geiger from Oberstdorf was again the best German.

Due to the difficult wind conditions, the second individual jump in Ruka-Kuusamo had to be cancelled. The tour continues on Sunday in the Russian Nizhny Tagil.

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