The second Ski Jumping World Cup of the season took place in Ruka, Finland. In a wintry atmosphere, the athletes jumped on snow for the first time this winter.
Saturday - Individual Jumping
Because the luggage including the jumping equipment of the German team did not arrive in Finland in time for the qualification on Friday, the international ski federation FIS postponed it to Saturday morning. Anže Lanišek won the qualification ahead of the dominator of the season so far, Dawid Kubacki. The Slovenian Lanišek also came out on top in the following competition. After his new hill record of 149 metres in his first jump, it became tight again in the second round, but Lanišek relegated Stefan Kraft from Austria to second place with a margin of 1.3 points. Piotr Żyła from Poland came in third ahead of his compatriot Kubacki.
Sunday - Individual Jumping
The qualification on Sunday was record-breaking again: Halvor Egner Granerud from Norway landed at 150.5 metres and thus improved the hill record set the day before. The competition followed a trend that's been going on the whole season: The winner of the qualification always won the following competition. Granerud did the same in Ruka - but he had to share the top step of the podium with Stefan Kraft, who finished equal on points. Third place went to Naoki Nakamura, who stood on the podium for the first time in his career.go back
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