Peter Prevc

Slovenia

  • 20.09.1992
  • Slovenia
Peter Prevc triumphs at rescheduled RAW AIR ski jump in Lillehammer
Peter Prevc triumphs at rescheduled RAW AIR ski jump in Lillehammer
Peter Prevc triumphs at rescheduled RAW AIR ski jump in Lillehammer
Peter Prevc triumphs at rescheduled RAW AIR ski jump in Lillehammer

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Peter Prevc triumphs at rescheduled RAW AIR ski jump in Lillehammer

At the wind lottery at the ski jumping World Cup in Lillehammer (NOR), the second stop of RAW AIR series, Peter Prevc (SLO, Fischer) celebrated his first victory in years before the surprisingly strong Markus Eisenbichler (GER, Fischer). In the women's competition under strong tailwind conditions, Maren Lundby (NOR, Fischer) and Silje Opseth (NOR, Fischer) made it onto the podium.

Due to fog, wind and extreme wetness in the landing zone, from which the helpers drew 5000 liters of water by hand, neither men nor women could compete yesterday in Oslo, and both competitions were moved to Lillehammer today. But the wind conditions there were also extremely difficult: some jumpers started with headwind, but had already tailwind when they arrived at the takeoff table - or the other way round. Cross winds also caused problems for many jumpers from the middle of the hill or they had strong headwind on which they could fly until the wind suddenly changed to tailwind in the lower part and the athletes had to stop their jump.

Although he also had very bad wind conditions in the first round, Markus Eisenbichler did not let it bother him. In the first round he jumped all of them with 138 meters, although he even got some plus points for tailwind and in this season it did not work much for him due to poor shape and injuries. After the first round he led the classification with a 6.5 point lead. In the final he had a tailwind again, jumped off the takeoff too late and had to correct his position in the air so that he missed important points. With just 0.4 points behind, he took second place, which was clearly his best result of the season. The celebration in the Leader's Box were all the greater when the result was announced: Peter Prevc celebrated his first victory in three years! The Slovenian jumped 132 meters in the first round and was fourth. In the final, 125.5 meters were enough for the lead, which nobody could take away from him. Robin Pedersen (NOR, Fischer) was pleased with fifth place on the hill in Lillehammer he knew very well. Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer), who was initially in second place, dropped to seventh place ahead of Stefan Kraft (AUT, Fischer), who further extended his lead in the overall World Cup over Karl Geiger (GER, Fischer). Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer) finished tenth.

=> HS140 Lillehammer (NOR)

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Immediately after the ski jumping of the men had ended, when the last glimmer of light had disappeared behind the mountains, the tailwind for training of the women significantly freshed up and also blew heavily and constantly from behind in the competition. The conditions were less changeable than in the men's competition, but not all athletes coped with such a strong tailwind. Because of the wind, the last two jumpers of the first round, Maren Lundby and Chiara Hölzl (AUT, Fischer) had to wait almost 20 minutes before they could jump. For the Norwegian, this ended on fourth place at halftime in front of her mother's eyes on her home hill. The Austrian would have ranked similarly, but lost her balance in the outrun just before the fall line and was only ninth after the first jump. The final was then overshadowed by another crash that didn't turn out so lightly. Nika Kriznar (SLO, Fischer) cheered for a great jump to 119.5 meters, but then slipped away when swishing to a halt and crashed into the advertising board with the built-in LED result panel. The Slovenian was brought out of the stadium with the stretcher; nothing is known about her injuries. The sovereign RAW AIR leader after her clear qualification victory in Oslo wanted to show it to everyone again in the final on her home hill and in fact Maren Lundby showed a long jump to 123.5 meters, which she brought to second place behind Sara Takanashi (JPN). Her teammate Silje Opseth lost a place, but cheered loudly for the first podium in her career. Katharina Althaus (GER, Fischer) was strong fourth ahead of the injured Nika Kriznar. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT, Fischer) finished eighth ahead of Chiara Hölzl, who could not improve in the final. Lara Malsiner (ITA, Fischer) was ranked tenth.

=> HS140 Lillehammer (NOR)

=> RAW AIR