Preparations for the 2020/2021 season have begun. Most nations have named their national teams for the upcoming winter season and many teams have already started with their first jumps.
In addition to several other nations the 4-Hills-Tournament hosts Austria and Germany have also nominated their teams. In addition to Stephan Leyhe, Markus Eisenbichler and Karl Geiger, Richard Freitag, Severin Freund, Pius Paschke and Constantin Schmid also belong to the traininggroup 1a in the German team. Andreas Wellinger and David Siegel, both of whom were recently absent due to injury, are also part of the DSV's perspective cadre. In Austria overall World Cup winner Stefan Kraft, Michael Hayboeck and Philipp Aschenwald form the national team. Clemens Aigner, Jan Hörl, Stefan Huber, Clemens Leitner, Daniel Huber and Gregor Schlierenzauer will complete the A-team.
The jumping training has also started again. In compliance with safety and hygiene conditions the athletes gradually return to the hills. Andreas Wellinger was also able to do his first jumps after almost 11 months and two injuries.
Currently the plans for the summer and winter seasons are being prepared in virtual meetings of the FIS.go back
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