The Austrian wins the Bergiselspringen in front of his home crowd as part of the 72nd Four Hills Tournament.
Bright sunshine in the morning, windy conditions in the afternoon for the third of four competitions in this year's Four Hills Tournament.
But that's also what makes the Bergisel ski jump so appealing. The 21,000 spectators created a fantastic atmosphere and were treated to a lot.
Above all, they were able to cheer on a strong Austrian team. A total of five jumpers finished in the top 10 at the end of the final round.
The outstanding man today was Jan Hörl. He had already won the trial round. There was plenty of excitement in the subsequent knockout duels. Here, too, Jan Hörl came out on top in the end.
He was not to be beaten in the final either. With a jump of 127.8 meters and 267.5 points, he secured victory ahead of Japan's Ryōyū Kobayashi (258.7 points) and his teammate from Austria Michael Hayböck (254.0 points). The winner Hörl afterwards: "The victory means a lot to me. It's my second victory, and at home on the Bergisel. Indescribable. I am mega-happy"
After today's competition, the overall ranking of the 72nd Four Hills Tournament will also change. The ranking is now led by Ryōyū Kobayashi (857.6 points). Close behind are Andreas Wellinger (852.6 points) and Austria's Jan Hörl (834.0 points).
Excitement is therefore guaranteed when the overall victory of the 72nd Four Hills Tournament is decided on Saturday.
The jumpers will now head to Bischofshofen. A day off awaits them there tomorrow. On Friday they will continue with the qualification for the last and decisive competition on Epiphany Day.
Two individual competitions were on the schedule at the World Cup in Japan. In the end, the Austrian and the Slovenian secured victory.
Lovro Kos and Stefan Kraft both won the individual competitions in the USA. In the Super Team competition, the Austrians won just ahead of Germany.