JAN MATURA BEST JUMPER IN SAPPORO AGAIN
Jan Matura (CZE, Fischer) secured victory in second competition in Sapporo as well. This time the Czech left Robert Kranjec (SLO, Fischer) and Andreas Wank (GER, Fischer).
Jan Matura wins second event as well
Jan Matura loves this hill in Sapporo and it suits him well - that's what he showed again today. The Czech jumped 132,5 and 133 metres, this means his second World win within two days for the 32-year-old. Robert Kranjec and Andreas Wank made a podium, didn't show any weakness and jumped more than 130 metres in both rounds as well. With 1.3 and 6.0 points behind they were just shortly beaten. For the German jumper his 135 and 136 metres weren't enough because he had a good deal more up wind in both rounds than Matura and Kranjec. Tom Hilde (NOR, Fischer) came in fourth but he had some bad luck with a coach decision in the first round. Although the athletes before him didn't jump thal long despite good wind conditions, coach Alexander Stöckl shortened the inrun for his athlete - in this moment the thermal decreased and he was ranked only eighth after the first round. Behind the Norwegian Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer) finished fifth ahead of Jurij Tepes (SLO, Fischer). Taku Takeuchi (JPN, Fischer) came in seventh. Daiki Ito (JPN, Fischer) who was in promising second position after the first jump was diaqualified in the final after starting before green light. The Japanese lost his balance at the starting bar and slided down the inrun.