JAN MATURA SURPRISINGLY SUCCEEDS IN SAPPORO
Jan Matura (CZE, Fischer) surprisingly celebrated his first World Cup win in Sapporo, Japan. The former nordic combined secured victory followed by Tom Hilde (NOR, Fischer) and Robert Kranjec (SLO, Fischer).
Matura improves his shape
Already during the Polish World Cups Jan Matura showed that it is possible for him to reach a top ten result. In Sapporo the Czech who was a nordic combined until junior age realized his masterpiece. Until now his best World Cup finish was a fourth rank in 2011 - as well in Sapporo - and he was already in the lead after his 132 metres in today's first round. In the final round he secured his first victory with 135 metres. "My dream came true today. I always wanted to win in the World Cup, it happened today and I'm really happy. I'm in a good shape and I enjoy jumping on this hill", Matura said. Behind the Czech Tom Hilde and Robert Kranjec completed today's podium. Fourth went to Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) ahead of Dmitry Vassiliev (RUS, Fischer) and Daiki Ito (JPN, Fischer) who seems to get in shape more and more. Two German jumpers Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) and Michael Neumayer (GER, Fischer) as well as two Polish jumpers Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer) and Maciej Kot (POL, Fischer) finished seventh to tenth.