On the second last competition weekend of the season Austria secured the title in the team event in Lahti. In the individual event, which was concluded after the first round due to difficult wind conditions, Ryoyu Kobayashi triumphed ahead of Stefan Kraft and Karl Geiger.
Saturday - Team jumping
As in the team event in Zakopane, the winner in the team competition in Lahti on Saturday was once again Austria. Michael Hayböck, Jan Hörl, Daniel Tschofenig and Stefan Kraft won with 1057.3 points and took the second World Cup victory. The ÖSV quartet was 26.2 points ahead of the second-placed Slovenians (1031.1). Final jumper Anze Lanisek brought himself and his teammates Domen Prevc, Lovro Kos and Timi Zajc to second place with a strong last jump. The Polish quartet of Piotr Zyla, Pawel Wasek, Aleksander Zniszczol and Kamil Stoch finished third with 1022.3 points.
Sunday - Individual jumping
The ski jumpers had to fight with difficult conditions already in the qualification of the individual competition in Lahti on Sunday. After the qualification was completed with difficulty, the wind conditions were even worse during the competition, which is why the first and finally only round lasted almost two hours.
The best jump of the day was achieved by Ryoyu Kobayashi, who secured first place with 136.5 meters (145.9 points). With 130 meters and 4.1 points less than the Japanese, Stefan Kraft took second place. Karl Geiger completed the podium with 133 meters (137 points).
Sandro Pertile - FIS Race Director - spoke of the most difficult competition of the season. "Fortunately we got through at least one round, which was not pretty, but that's part of our sport," Pertile said.
For the season's conclusion, the team now heads to Planica at the end of the week, where in addition to two individual jumps (Friday and Sunday), another team jump (Saturday) is on the schedule.go back
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For the end of the season in ski jumping two individual competitions and one team competition were on the program in Planica. Under difficult weather conditions the Austrians and Slovenians were the ones who managed to finish the season in the best way.
The winners of the last day of competition: Granerud and Kraft. Both athletes delivered outstanding performances and were celebrated as winners in the end. Stefan Kraft secured the day's victory with spectacular flights, while Halvor Egner Granerud was able to celebrate the overall victory at RAW AIR and the early win of the overall World Cup.