Piotr Żyła from Poland successfully defended his world title in ski jumping at the Nordic World Ski Championships. At the competition, which took place on February 25, 2023 in Planica, Slovenia, 36-year-old Żyła showed an impressive performance and secured the title ahead of the DSV duo Wellingern and Geiger.
Saturday - Individual Jumping
With jumps of 97.5 and 105.0 meters Żyła secured victory and thus won the gold medal for Poland. He had an advantage of 2.6 points over second-placed Andreas Wellinger from Germany who showed jumps of 101.0 and 102.0 meters. Karl Geiger, also from Germany, took the bronze medal with jumps of 100.0 and 101.5 meters.
Żyła had already won the world ski jumping title at the previous 2021 World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany. His performance at this year's World Championships shows that he continues to be one of the best ski jumpers in the world and that he is still in top form even at an advanced age.
Sunday - Mixed Team Competition
Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica was an exciting event for ski jumping fans from all over the world. The Mixed Team competition was one of the most exciting events of the tournament and Germany secured the victory ahead of Norway and Slovenia.
The German team, consisting of Selina Freitag, Karl Geiger, Katharina Althaus and Andreas Wellinger, showed an excellent performance and scored a total of 1017.2 points. The Norwegians, consisting of Anna Odine Stroem, Johann Andre Forfang, Thea Minyan Bjoerseth and Halvor Egner Granerud, finished second with 1004.5 points, while Slovenia came in third with 1000.4 points.go back
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For the end of the season in ski jumping two individual competitions and one team competition were on the program in Planica. Under difficult weather conditions the Austrians and Slovenians were the ones who managed to finish the season in the best way.
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