Halvor Egner Granerud wins the first qualification of the 71st Four-Hills-Tournament. The Norwegian is ahead of the overall World Cup leaders Dawid Kubacki and Timi Zajc from Slovenia at the top of the tour opener.
Finally the time has come again - the Four Hills Tournament has opened in its 71st edition! In front of an incredible 16,000 spectators, Norway's Halvor Egner Granerud prevailed with a jump of 133.5 meters and won the first qualification bonus of 3,000 Swiss francs. The current overall World Cup leader Dawid Kubacki placed second. The Pole jumped to 132.0 meters and was thus 8.9 points behind Granerud. Third went to Timi Zajc from Slovenia, who also jumped 133.5 meters, the same distance as the winner, but had to accept deductions in the points. He was 13.8 points behind the winner. The first qualification of the tour was disappointing for Austria's Stefan Kraft. The Austrian eagle jumped only 109.5 meters and has to prove himself in the knockout duel against local hero Karl Geiger (7th).go back
Finally, there was flying again! At Kulm, the ski jumping elite unpacked numerous dream flights. First and foremost the overall World Cup leader Halvor Egner Granerud. The Norwegian secured the victories in both competitions of the weekend.
Three individual competitions took place in Sapporo, Japan, last weekend. Local hero Ryoyu Kobayashi made an impressive comeback.