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Geiger and Kraft triumph from the normal hill

2020-02-24 · 10:28

For the first time the Ski Jumping World Cup stopped in Rasnov, Romania, at the weekend. After the ski flying last weekend, we now went to the normal hill. Karl Geiger and Stefan Kraft prevailed against the competition and keep the overall World Cup open.

Already on Thursday the qualification started, which was won by the Norwegian and Four Hills Tournament second Marius Lindvik. Markus Eisenbichler set the longest jump with 101m and the first official hill record on the Trambulină Valea Cărbunării hill.

On Friday Karl Geiger and Stephan Leyhe celebrated a German double victory ahead of Stefan Kraft. This also enabled Geiger to shorten his distance to the overall World Cup leader Kraft. Stephan Leyhe achieved second place with a gap of only 0. 2 points ahead of Austria's Kraft.

Karl Geiger from Oberstdorf confirmed his strong form on the normal hill also in the second qualification on Saturday and won it ahead of Stefan Kraft and Daniel-Andre Tande. In the following competition, the Austrian won just ahead of the German and thus took his 20th World Cup victory. A premiere on the podium was celebrated by 20-year-old Constantin Schmid, who was delighted with third place. Together with Stefan Kraft and Gregor Schlierenzauer, Schmid also set a new ski jump record at 103m.

Next weekend the jumpers will be heading north. In Lahti, Finland, there will be two individual jumping competitions and one team competition.

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