SKIJUMPING IN ZAKOPANE BECAME A COMPLETE FARCE - CARINA VOGT RUNNER-UP IN ZAO
In second skijumping event in Zao Carina Vogt (GER, Fischer) celebrated another podium with finishing second. Bigna Windmüller (SUI, Fischer) came in third. Men's individual compatition at skijumping World Cup in Zakopane became a complete farce. In an event with absolutely irregular conditions Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) was ranked on top.
Snowfall and just one round
As yesterday women's skijumping event had to be cancelled after one round. The reason for that was again changing wind conditions with many wind breaks plus snowfall and fog. Carina Vogt made another podium by winning outstanding Sara Takanashi (JPN). The German reached 96 metres and was just two metres shorter than Takanashi but Vogt had a two gates longer inrun than her opponent. Bigna Windmüller came in third after 91 metres. Maren Lundby (NOR, Fischer) finished fourth and missed the podium again, Yuki Ito (JPN, Fischer) was ranked seventh. Taylor Henrich (CAN, Fischer) finished ninth followed by Jessica Jerome (NOR, Fischer).
Strong gusts of wins, heavy rain and rain-sodden inrun track in Zakopane
We are already used to not totally fair compatitions due to changing conditions. But today it was extremely irregular but for all that the jury with Walter Hofer cranked the event: The first attempt was cancelled after four jumpers of national group - heavy tail winds, rain and a rain-sodded inrun after sudden warmth last night was the reason that no good jumps were possible. 30 minutes later the first round was restarted and lasted further two hours until all 50 jumpers had competed. Diethart (AUT) and Wellinger (GER) even had to jump twice after the inrun collapsed totally with a lot of water in the inrun before their first attempt. But they had no chance again.
Bardal wins chaos event
Despite the absolutely irregular condition and full-throated protests especially by Austrian coach Alexander Pointner (AUT) the competition counts. The winner is called Anders Bardal, Richard Freitag (GER, Fischer) made a podium finishing third ahead of his compatriot Marinus Kraus (GER, Fischer). Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) finished sixth followed by Michael Hayböck (AUT, Fischer) and Tomas Naglic (SLO, Fischer). Maciej Kot (POL, Fischer) and Andreas Kofler (AUT, Fischer) tied for tenth spot.