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Geiger wins the 1000th. World Cup Jumping

2020-03-02 · 10:28

On the weekend in Lathi the 1000th World Cup event was held in addition to the individual jumping and the team competition. Karl Geiger could prevail against Stefan Kraft and keeps the overall World Cup open.

Already on Friday, the qualification and the individual jumping, which was cancelled in Ruka, were made up for. The Austrian Stefan Kraft triumphed once again this season, ahead of the strong Karl Geiger and Daniel-Andre Tande from Norway.

The team competition on Saturday developed into a real thriller which the DSV Eagles narrowly won in the end. In the first run Constantin Schmid, Pius Paschke, Stephan Leyhe and Karl Geiger showed consistently strong jumps and led at half time. With 984.1 points the German team won in the end ahead of Slovenia (Cene Prevc, Timi Zajc, Peter Prevc and Anze Lanisek) with 981.8 points and Austria (Philipp Aschenwald, Stefan Huber, Michael Hayböck and Stefan Kraft) with 979.3 points.

On the third day of the Lahti Ski Games, qualifying had to be cancelled due to weather conditions and all athletes started in the first round. With a jump to 130. 0 meters Karl Geiger was able to prevail against the competition. The man from Oberstdorf thus also secured the victory in the 1000th race. World Cup Jumping. Two Austrians landed behind him at once. Overall World Cup leader Stefan Kraft secured a strong second place ahead of his teammate Michael Hayböck, who was happy about his first podium this season. Next stop for the team is the RawAir in Norway.

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