AUTHOR: Sławomir Rykowski PUBLISHED AT: 16-01-2022
As in the previous year, the Norwegian Marius Lindvik won the individual competition of the FIS World Cup in Zakopane (294.6 points). The German Karl Geiger stood on the second step of the podium with a score 10 points lower. The third Anze Lanisek from Slovenia lost only 0.9 points to him. The Japanese overall leader of the World Cup, Ryoyu Kobayashi, was just behind the podium. The best Pole, who is celebrating his 35th birthday today, Piotr Żyła finished 17th in the competition.

Ryoyu Kobayashi was in the lead after the first round and it seemed impossible to take away his victory. However, the great, longest jump in today's competition by Marius Lindvik (139.5 meters, 151.2 points) gave him a definite triumph. The second after the first round was, quite unexpectedly, Austrian Daniel Tschofenig, who, after a slightly worse jump in the final round (133.5 meters, 136.8 points), finished the competition in 5th place. Karl Geiger "jumped" on the podium from fourth place after the first round. The top ten also included two Austrians (6th Daniel Huber and 8th Jan Hoerl), Swiss Kilian Peier (7th place), ninth Slovene Timi Zajc and German Marcus Eisenbichler (10th place).

- My jumps were pretty good today, especially the second round, so I’m really happy. The whole weekend has been pretty good, it’s nice to see fans cheering for us on the hill. My goal is to keep continue jumping good and hopefully, I’ll get a medal in the Olympics – said Marius Lindvik.

- I’m really happy with my performance today. Just like yesterday, the competition was important for me and for the whole team. We kept on fighting and jumped well. For me, it was a really good competition and I’m really happy. The atmosphere was great, during the season we don’t have supporters on the hill, so I really enjoyed it. Now I’d like to keep on working and jump like this. I’ll try to keep my shape on a high level and fight for Olympic Games in China – said Karl Geiger.

- I’m satisfied with today’s result. My jumps are not the best yet, but I’m slowly getting there. I’m happy even though I’m still making mistakes. I was able to keep my level high and this is something I was looking for since the victory in Ruka. The weekend was amazing, fans were unbelievable, it felt like a second home in here – Polish and Slovenian fans were cheering for us and I’m really grateful for all the support. My goal is to stay relaxed and try to enjoy every jump – said Anze Lanisek.

Although nine Polish representatives qualified for the individual competition, only three scored points in the second round. Piotr Żyła was 17th, Paweł Wąsek 22nd, and Stefan Hula finished the competition in 27th place. These three, along with Kamil Stoch and Dawid Kubacki, will go to the Olympic Games in China.

All the results and classifications of the FIS World Cup competitions in Zakopane are available on the FIS website: