The German ski jumpers have shown an impressive performance in their last individual World Cup before the World Championships in Planica. However, the world's elite was not fully represented in Andreas Wellinger's victory on February 18, 2023.
Saturday - Individual jumping
Out of the six German starters only Stephan Leyhe did not make it to the top six. But the rest of the German team showed a solid performance and dominated the field. Andreas Wellinger jumped to 94.0 and 99.0 meters and received high scores for his technique from the judges. With 240.4 points he came out on top of the field and took the World Cup victory. Second went to Ziga Jelar with distances of 91.5 and 98.5 meters. Karl Geiger finished third with a jump to 91.0 meters and the second jump to 99.0 meters. Markus Eisenbichler, Philipp Raimund and Constantin Schmid also jumped to high distances and finished fourth to sixth.
The fact that many of the top ski jumpers were not present at this World Cup naturally diminishes the success of the German team somewhat. Nevertheless, the victory of Andreas Wellinger is a good sign for the upcoming World Championships in Planica. The German ski jumpers have shown that they are competitive even without the complete world elite and are among the favorites for the World Cup title.
Sunday - Individual Jumping
Last weekend the second super team competition of the winter in ski jumping took place in Rasnov, Romania. A total of 14 duos were registered for the competition, which was considered as the last test for the upcoming Nordic World Ski Championships.
The German team, consisting of Andreas Wellinger and Karl Geiger, prevailed against the competition in the end and secured the victory. The DSV duo scored a total of 736.9 points and thus relegated the Slovenian team consisting of Maksim Bartolj and Ziga Jelar as well as the Austrian duo Philipp Aschenwald and Clemens Aigner to second and third place.
The conditions in Rasnov were challenging, with changing winds and difficult inrun conditions. Nevertheless, the athletes showed exciting competitions in the different runs and thrilled the numerous spectators on site.go back
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