Kamil Stoch

Poland

  • 25.05.1987
  • Poland
  • 173 cm

Nordic

Silver and Bronze for Kamil Stoch and Stefan Kraft

In a competition in which the athletes had to be lucky with the conditions in at least one round, finally Dawid Kubacki (POL) became world champion in front of Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer) and Stefan Kraft (AUT, Fischer).

Difficult conditions determined the competition of the ski jumpers on the normal hill. The first jumpers had much better wind, the top jumper were often without a chance, so that the result after the first round was properly mixed up. "The inrun track is not really the problem, but because of the wind we have to take small breaks again and again", explained FIS race director Walter Hofer the problem with slush in the track, which Karl Geiger also confirmed: "It's slush in the track and in addition there is tailwind, which is very difficult." After the first round Ryoyu Kobayashi (JPN) led the classification, followed by Karl Geiger (GER, Fischer), Ziga Jelar (SLO, Fischer), Kilian Peier (SUI, Fischer), Peter Prevc (SLO, Fischer) and Filip Sakala (CZE).

In the final, the tide turned, as the wet snow increased during the competition more and more. Dawid Kubacki made the catch-up from 27 to 1 ahead of his compatriot Kamil Stoch, who was 16th after the first round. "Unbelievable, I never thought that we would still get a medal," said the Polish coach Stefan Horngacher (POL) who cursed and fumed on the trainer's position after the first round. Stefan Kraft took advantage of the hour and jumped to bronze after tenth place in the first round. Fourth place went to Philipp Aschenwald with only 0.3 points behind the podium. and ahead of Richard Freitag (GER, Fischer). Markus Eisenbichler (GER, Fischer) improved from 25 to seven, Michael Hayböck (AUT, Fischer) finished ninth in front of Kilian Peier.

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