On Friday, January 20, competition of World Cup series has begun. Polish ski fans have been waiting for this contest for a long time. The rate of 69 athletes from 18 countries including 6 from Poland took part in. Three of them took off after the qualifitaion for Sunday’s individual comeptition. Another three, because of the position in the top ten of the overall ranking in World Cup, qualification round could be seen as another training. The winner of the qualifiction was German- Stephan Leyhe.
Individual competition in FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Zakopane 2016 was very lucky for Austrian athletes. The victory went to Stefan Kraft, right behind him was Michael Hayboeck. The third step of a podium was for Slovenian World Cup leader Peter Prevc. The best Pole, Kamil Stoch, was eighth. Sunday's competition in Zakopane was watched by the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The special guest took part in a decoration ceremony.
Team competition in FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Zakopane 2016 was finished yesterday. Wielka Krokiew hill was lucky for representatives of Norway - they stood on the top step of the podium. The Austrians won second place, the third was host team - Poland. It’s the second time in history when Polish team is placed on a podium in competition held in Zakopane. Three years ago Polish team was second.
That was a very successful day for the Polish ski jumpers competing in FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Zakopane. Friday was a day of training sessions and qualification round, in which the Polish representatives ruled. Qualification was won by Kamil Stoch, and right behind him was Stefan Hula – the second place. However, the hero of the day was the youngest in the Polish team - Andrzej Stekala, who was jumping very well in training sessions and in qualification round.
Kamil Stoch, Jan Ziobro, Maciej Kot, Piotr Żyła and Dawid Kubacki – these athletes will be our representatives in Sochi in ski jumping discipline. The decision has been already announced by the coach Lukasz Kruczek. As he admitted, the hardest part of made decision was choice of 5th jumper. Klemens Murańka had realistic chance to be chosen, but according to Kruczek’s words, the final factor for choosing Kubacki instead of Murańka, was Kubacki’s experience. The decision regarding core of the team was easy, Kruczek said.
Very difficult and changeable weather conditions on Wielka Krokiew Hill didn’t let Sunday World Cup competition in Zakopane be fully conducted. Hovewer, the most important thing for organizators was the fact that one round finally took place and its result was taken as official result of the whole competition. In spite of bad and unfavorable conditions, the highest rank of the podium belonged to reprezentative of Norway- Anders Bardal. The second place went to Slovenian athlete – Peter Prevc, as third came Richard Fritag from Germany. The best from Poles was Maciej Kot, who reached 10th place.
Trial round which had to start at 13:00 is cancelled. The reason of that situation are bad wind conditions on Wielka Krokiew Hill. In individual tournament in Zakopane, which start is planned at 14:00 will take part eleven polish athletes. In later hours better conditions are expected in Zakopane.
Polish ski jumpers will take part in the Saturday’s tournament of the FIS World Cup Team Competition in Zakopane in the following order: Klemens Murańka, Dawid Kubacki, Jan Ziobro and Kamil Stoch. Apart from our national team we will see teams from Austria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia, Italy, Finland, Norway, Slovenia, and The Czech Republic.
In Friday’s qualification round to World Cup tournament in Zakopane competed 65 athletes. From first 10 in general classification of FIS World Cup Andreas Wellinger, Peter Prevc and currently leader of FIS World Cup Kamil Stoch skipped their qualification jumps. In Sunday's tournament will participate 11 athletes from Poland. From Polish team the best in the qualification round was Dawid Kubacki (7th place, 131,5 m).
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- 19-01-2014 Bardal the best in Zakopane
- 19-01-2014 Trial round is cancelled
- 18-01-2014 Slovenian victory in Zakopane
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- 18-01-2014 Hayboeck the best in the qualification round
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