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Kamil Stoch celebrates home victory in Zakopane

2020-01-27 · 14:51

In front of 24. 000 spectators Kamil Stoch was able to grab the home victory. Also for the DSV eagles there was the first victory of the season to celebrate in the team at the weekend.

Almost 50,000 spectators were on site during the three days and cheered on the ski jumpers. After the qualification, which was won by this year's Four Hills Tournament winner Dawid Kubacki, the team competition was on Saturday. The DSV quartet with Constantin Schmid, Markus Eisenbichler, Stephan Leyhe and Karl Geiger secured the victory with a clear 40 point lead over the Norwegians (Marius Lindvik, Robert Johansson, Daniel-André Tande, Johann Andre Forfang) and the Slovenians (Anze Lanisek, Domen Prevc, Timi Zajc, Peter Prevc). The DSV eagles were thus able to celebrate their first team victory of the season.

While the Polish team only managed fifth place on Saturday, they delivered a magnificent flight show in front of a home audience on Sunday. With jumps on 137,5 m and 140 m local hero Kamil Stoch could secure his second victory of the season. Second place went to the Austrian Stefan Kraft. Dawid Kubacki, finished third at the end. Stephan Leyhe, as the best German in fourth place, only narrowly missed the podium. Karl Geiger finished fifth and was thus able to defend his yellow jersey as overall World Cup leader.

Next stop is Sapparo, Japan, where training and qualification is already scheduled on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday there are two individual competitions schedueled.

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