Poland was represented by: Bartosz Czyż, Paweł Wąsek, Aleksander Zniszczoł, Tomasz Pilch, Jakub Wolny, Maciej Kot, Stefan Hula, Piotr Żyła, Dawid Kubacki and Kamil Stoch. Due to an illness Klemens Murańka didn’t participate in the qualification.
Trial round in which every athlete made two training jumps took place before the qualification. For a lot of ski jumpers it was a possibility to check what has changed at the ski jump after its rebuilding. Marius Lindvik from Norway made a good performance with jumps of 135 and 141 meters long. From Poland it was Dawid Kubacki whose jump was the longest (136.5 metres). The distances of Kamil Stoch’s trial jumps were 135.5 and 134 meters. Also Maciej Kot managed to jump further than 130 meters in the second round of training. It is worth to mention also the performance of the youngest Polish athlete, Tomasz Pilch – he jumped 130 meters in the first trial round.
Jumps in the qualification were further than in the trial round. Again it was Marius Lindvik who landed at the distance of 138.5 meters, but finally he finished the event at 5th position. Two Polish athletes were in front of him: Kamil Stoch and Dawid Kubacki, both with the jumps of 137 meters. Bronze individual medallist from Obersdorf won the qualification, whereas Kubacki was 4th. Almost Stefan Hula managed to finish the qualification in the top10, he was 10th with the jump of 131.5 meters. All Polish ski jumpers made a good performance during the event and they all will participate in Sunday’s individual competition.
Team competition is planned for Saturday. 10 national team will participate in the event: from Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Japan, Switzerland, Russia, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, and of course from Poland. Stefan Horngacher decided that Poland will be represented by Kamil Stoch, Dawid Kubacki, Stefan Hula and Maciej Kot who replaced Piotr Żyła in the team squad.
Results of the qualification to individual competition ofFIS World Cup in Zakopane: