Andreas Wellinger (GER), Krzysztof Biegun (POL), Jurij Tepes (SLO) (l-r)
KRZYSZTOF BIEGUN CELEBRATES VICTORY ON GUSTS OF WIND IN KLINGENTHAL
Krzysztof Biegun (POL, Fischer) succeeded at stormy conditions with his first World Cup win after just one round. He triumphated ahead of Andreas Wellinger (GER) and Jurij Tepes (SLO, Fischer).
Biegun winning on all accounts
Although nearly the whole World Cup opener in Klingenthal was affected by gusts of wind and today's competition started more than two hours later than scheduled one thing is totally clear: The young Krzysztof Biegun (19) has finally arrived in the Polish World Cup team. The youngster who only took place in skiflying World Cup event in Oberstdorf last winter and put everyone through their paces in this year's summer grandprix benefitted of bib number five and a strong up wind und set 142.5 metres. After his great jump the inrun length was reduced by two gates and his opponents had to deal with shorter inrun and gusts of wind. Third went to Slovenian Jurij Tepes with 134.5 metres who had conditions like Biegun. Taku Takeuchi (JPN, Fischer) came in fourth followed by the Polish Piotr Zyla and Maciej Kot (both POL, Fischer). Simon Ammann (SUI, Fischer) finished seventh ahead of the German newcomer Marinus Kraus (GER, Fischer). With Gregor Deschwanden (SUI, Fischer) another Swiss mad a top ten result. At the end of the 90 minutes long competition round the last two athletes Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) and Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer) resigned the competition in protest due to the conditions.