The world cup season 2018/19 is now officially over. But it was thrilling until the very end.
Markus Eisenbichler still was in the race for small cristall trophy for the overall winner of the separate ski flying ranking. And he kick-started the weekend in just the right way, celebrating his first world cup win on Friday. Ryoyu Kobayashi and Piotr Zyla competed the podium.
Now Eisenbichler "only" needed to finish Sunday's closing competition in front of Kobayashi to get the trophy. But Kobayashi flew to a new hill record of 252 metres in the first round and did not let that final win slip away after that. Domen Prevc celebrated a second rank, to the big joy of the local Slovenian crowd. Eisenbichler finished the competition on third rank.
The previous day, the team competition had gone down with a win for team Poland. It was, as Stefan Horngacher confirmed shortly after the season closed, his last win as Polish head coach. The Austrian is expected to success to his compatriot Werner Schuster as head coach of the German team.go back
Last weekend, the national championships took place in Germany and Austria. In Germany Karl Geiger could secure the victory, In Austria Michael Hayboeck won the championship title.
It's finally here again. From today, Monday, October 21, the coveted single tickets for the 68th Four Hills Tournament are available!
The world champion of the large hill, Markus Eisenbichler, was awarded the title of "Ski Athlete of the Year" by the other athletes of the DSV (Deutscher Skiverband: German Ski Association) as part of this years DSV athlete's clothing.