Val di Fiemme “belonged” to Polish ski jumpers. Now, time for Zakopane!

Val di Fiemme “belonged” to Polish ski jumpers. Now, time for Zakopane!

AUTHOR: Sławomir Rykowski PUBLISHED AT: 14-01-2019
Dawid Kubacki proved that his shape is getting better and better. He dominated World Cup competitions in Val di Fiemme, Italy. On Saturday, only wonderful Ryoyu Kobayashi won with him, but on Sunday Kubacki was unbeatable. It was his first World Cup win. Kamil Stoch was third, whereas Piotr Żyła – 10th.

Ryoyu Kobayashi, the leader of World Cup overall classification, could make history this weekend in Val di Fiemme by being the first ski jumper ever to win seven competitions in a row. Instead of that, due to bad jump in the final round, he ended Sunday’s competition at seventh position…

Stefan Horngacher has some reasons to be happy. The shape of Polish ski jumpers is getting better and they dominated the competitions in Val di Fiemme. Every day, on Saturday and on Sunday, two athletes stood on the podium. Kamil Stoch was third two times, whereas Dawid Kubacki once was second and once first. Kubacki gain 180 points of overall classification, so that now he occupies the fourth place and he’s just behind his two teammates – Kamil Stoch (2nd place) and Piotr Żyła (3rd place).  What’s more, all Polish ski jumpers qualified to the final round on Sunday, so all of them gain points to overall classification. Maciej Kot was 25th (jumps of 116.5 and 127 meters), Jakub Wolny – 29th (jumps of 116.5 and 125 meters) and Stefan Hula – 30th (jumps of 116 and 119.5 meters).

Now, World Cup competitions will be held in Poland. On Saturday (19th of January) team competition will be held at Wielka Krokiew in Zakopane at 4.15 pm, whereas the individual event is planned for Sunday (20th of January) at 4pm. The qualification for Sunday’s competition will take place on Friday, at 6pm.

After an amazing weekend for Polish ski jumpers in Italy, the rivalry in Zakopane will be thrilling for supporters!