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.
After training and qualification had to be cancelled on Friday due to bad weather conditions, all 53 athletes started on Saturday after only one training jump. In the end, Piotr Zyla from Poland was able to celebrate his second World Cup victory with only 0.3 points ahead of Timi Zajc form Slovenia. The Austrian Stefan Kraft finished third and thus secured the podium place in front of his home crowd with only 0.1 points ahead of Karl Geiger, who finished fourth.
Since the safety of the jumpers could not be guaranteed at the end, the second round on Sunday was cancelled shortly before the end. So the result of the first round counted and Stefan Kraft could be happy about the first home victory of his career. Ryoyu Kobayashi and again the strong Slovenian Timi Zajc finished second and third. With sixth and tenth place, Karl Geiger and Stephan Leyhe finished as the best Germans in the Top 10.
Next weekend we will continue on the normal hill. Already on Thursday the qualification will take place in Rasnov, Romania.go back
The 2019/2020 ski jumping season is history and we take advantage of this to look back once again at the biggest surprises, newcomers, most exciting competitions and most beautiful victories. Even though the season came to an abrupt end due to the current situation and the spread of the Corona Virus, this season also had a lot to offer in addition to one of the most exciting Four Hills Tournaments in years, there were several surprises and emotional victories.
Due to the current situation and in order to prevent further spread of the corona virus, the ski jumping season 2019/2020 was ended early yesterday. The Ski Flying World Championships 2021 in Planica will also be postponed until next year. Stefan Kraft thus wins the overall World Cup.