Stefan Kraft returns with an impressive flight show and wins the last qualification of this year's Four Hills Tournament in Bischofshofen. Behind him the Japanese Daiki Ito finishes second and the Pole Kamil Stoch on third.
The battle for the golden eagle remains exciting. In the last qualification before the grand final, overall leader Dawid Kubacki as well as the pursuers Marius Lindvik, Karl Geiger and Ryoyu Kobayashi did not show their best performance and stayed in sixth (Kobayashi), ninth (Lindvik), thirteen (Kubacki) and sixteen (Geiger) place.
In tomorrow's duels Kubacki will have to face Cene Prevc from Slovenia and Marius Lindvik will have to prevail against his team mate Sondre Wrestling. Karl Geiger keeps his chances of winning the tournament by beating Simon Ammann and Ryoyu Kobayashi jumps against Stefan Huber. Only just under nine points, so about five meters lie between Kubacki and Lindvik before the last jump, it remains more than exciting for the final! At 5. 15 pm the first evaluation round starts in Bischofshofen.
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.