With Jakub Wolny and Dawid Kubacki two local heroes celebrated the home victory at the Grand Prix opener in Wisła! Special highlight - the return of the fans.
Surprise winner Jakub Wolny secured victory in the opening round of this year's Summer Grand Prix with two excellent jumps (123.5 and 126.5 meters) and 261.2 points. The Pole defeated Austria's Jan Hörl, who was leading after the first round, who jumped close to second place with 260.8 points, followed by Dawid Kubacki who was 3.5 points behind the winner.
Best German was Markus Eisenbichler in 5th place. The athlete from Siegsdorf was still in second place after the first round but unfortunately dropped back in the final round. With Karl Geiger on rank six and Constantin Schmid on rank seven three DSV eagles jumped into the top 10.
The individual jumping on Sunday ended like the day before with a Polish winner. Dawid Kubacki, who finished third on Saturday, showed his good shape and gave himself and all Polish fans the double home victory. He relegated Austria's Jan Hörl to second place and Slovenia's Anze Lanisek to third place.
Best DSV eagle was again Markus Eisenbichler, who finished seventh with 125.5 and 125 meters. Constantin Schmid and Severin Freund secured eighth and ninth place with good performances. Also jumping into the points were Andreas Wellinger (21st), Karl Geiger (23rd) and Stephan Leyhe (25th).
Return of the fans at the Adam Malysz Ski Jump
For a long time the fans and jumpers had to wait for this moment due to corona, but this weekend it finally happened again. Fans were allowed to cheer their idols and stars at ski jumping again. The atmosphere in Wisła, Poland, was fantastic.
"We are all happy. We have the best atmosphere at home which there can be. We want to bring joy to the fans again with victories of our jumpers," commented Poland's ski jumping coach Michał Doleżal. The Polish team more than succeeded with two victories.go back
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Dr. Peter Kruijer from the Oberstdorf Ski Club is the new President of the Four Hills Tournament. The presidents of the partner clubs from Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen appointed the 63-year-old as successor to Johann Pichler (Bischofshofen), who held the office for the past three years. At the same time, the office of the Four Hills Tournament will also move from Bischofshofen to Oberstdorf.