Polish team unbeatable in Zakopane

Polish team unbeatable in Zakopane

AUTHOR: Dominika Bączek PUBLISHED AT: 27-01-2018
Team competition in Zakopane amazed for sure even the most exacting ski jumping supporters in the world. Polish athletes – Maciej Kot, Stefan Hula, Dawid Kubacki and Kamil Stoch – was unbeatable and won the event in an amazing style. For Stefan Horngacher’s team it was an extraordinary evening, because they won the competition in Zakopane for the first time in history. What’s more today’s team competition was the first organized after the rebuilding of Wielka Krokiew. Kamil Stoch established a new hill record. With a jump of 141.5 meters long he beaten Simon Ammann’s record from 2010.

Today nobody could beat Polish ski jumpers. They won the competition with an advantage of 24.7 points in front of the Germans and with an advantage of 36.8 points in front of the Norway team. The squad of the podium hasn’t changed after the first round.

Maciej Kot was the first athlete to jump in Polish team. Thanks to is jump ( 133 meters) Poland occupied the second position. Thanks to Stefan Hula’s performance (136 meters) Poles were the leaders. Next jumps of Dawid Kubacki and Kamil Stoch just confirmed what everybody knows – Polish team was on fire. The final round of the competition didn’t differ so much from the first one – Maciej Kot’s jump (130 meters) was the second in his small round. Later on, Stefan Hula made a performance of 135.5 meters which was the longest in second round. The jump of Dawid Kubacki was much better than in the first round of the event (133 meters). The last, but definitely not least, was Kamil Stoch who with his jump of 141.5 meters long established a new hill record.

Second step of the podium was occupied by the German team. Today their best athlete was Andreas Wellinger who was jumping as the third and whose performance got the best notes. In every round he jumped 134 meters long. Anders Fannemel was the athlete whose performance was the best among the Norwegian ski jumpers. Fourth place went to Austria who was in front of the Japanese athletes.  Slovenian athletes ended the competition at sixth place, those from Switzerland at seventh position and the ski jumpers from Czech Republic were the eight. The competition ended after the first round for the teams from Russia and Kazakhstan.

The overall classification of the Nations Cup is different than the podium from Zakopane. Norway athletes are the leader,  the Germans are the second, third – the Poles. Polish athletes lose 691 point to the first place.

Sunday’s individual competition will be full of incredible emotions. We can assume that it is possible that three Polish athletes will stand on the podium. Trial round is planned at 3pm and the competition starts at 4pm.



Results of FIS Ski Jumping World Cup team event in Zakopane 2018: