Japanse Ryoyu Kobayashi is the winner of this year's Four Hills Tournament and the third athlete in the history to win the Grand Slam!
Much had pointed into his direction, now it's official: Ryoyu "Roy" Kobayashi is the winner of the 67th Four Hills Tournament. The Japanese landed on first position, not only in Bischofshofen, but previously also in Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Innsbruck. He is consequently the third athlete in the history of the Four Hills Tournament to be doing the Grand Slam. The podium of the day was completed by Dawid Kubacki (Poland) and Stefan Kraft (Austria).
After the first round, though, things had been looking as if the Japanese would not be able to take the pressure. He landed on forth position "only" which on the other hand meant that he was in the easier position of showing his jump before the other favorites. And what a jump it was! One after the other, the other three jumpers came down, not being able to stay up front. At last, Markus Eisenbichler remained up there alone. For the German who is still in search of his first World Cup win the pressure turned out to be too much: He ended fifth of the day.
After that, he was upset, Eisenbichler admitted a little later. But only for some seconds: Then he realized he was still second in the over all ranking. And the overall podium was joined by his team mate Stephan Leyhe who had had a difficult start into the Tournament but was finally able to turn things around pretty well.
Here you can see the whole result of the day.
Here you can see the results of the over all Tournament.go back
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