Ten years after winning the overall Four Hills Tournament the Austrian has announced the end of his professional career.
This is what the 34 year old announced on a press conference in Vienna this Monday. "I'm looking back on an amazing time. I have won a lot of friends through ski jumping and I have celebrated a number of successes. I am very grateful for all those experiences", Kofler said, who next to winning the Four Hills Tournament in 2009/ 2010 is a three time World Champion and two time Olympic Champion. During the last Tournament, after several injuries, he had tried a world cup comeback but did not make it past the qualifiers of Innsbruck and Bischofshofen.go back
At the first ski flying of the season in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria, Piotr Zyla and Stefan Kraft can secure the victories. Karl Geiger missed as the best German on both days only narrowly the podium.
With two great jumps Stephan Leyhe secured his first World Cup victory in front of his home audience in Willingen on Saturday. Marius Lindvik and Kamil Stoch are also convincing and finish second and third.
The ski jumping weekend in Sapporo (Japan) had a lot to offer. The first World Cup jumping competition on Saturday was won by Yukiya Sato and on Sunday Stefan Kraft could not be passed. Of the German athletes, Stephan Leyhe, with the longest jump of the whole competition, could call up his best performance and secured the 2nd place on Sunday.