The German team
With Karl Geiger and Markus Eisenbichler, the German team also has two starters in their ranks, who can certainly be expected to jump in at the very front today. Severin Freund, who joined the team for the tour, would certainly like to use his chance towards the Olympics. In addition, Constantin Schmid, Pius Paschke and Stephan Leyhe are also on the run. Andreas Wellinger left Zakopane. After his training jump, he felt a stab in his right knee, as the German Ski Association announced. He will now be examined in Germany.
Who are the favourites?
The list of favorites is long again today. In yesterday’s team competition, Peter Prevc excelled and Marius Lindvik was also in excellent shape. The Japanese send Yukiya Sato and Ryoyu Kobayashi into the race for the top places. The Poles should only have small chances at home. In addition to poor form, there are now also failures of the top stars. After the retirement of Olympic champion Kamil Stoch due to an ankle injury, Dawid Kubacki cannot start either. He tested positive for Corona.
The overall World Cup
In the overall World Cup, Ryoyu Kobayashi from Japan is in the lead. Kobayashi has accumulated a total of 891 points in the winter’s competitions so far. Karl Geiger is second with 817 points ahead of Norway’s Halvor Egner Granerud, who has 693 points to his credit. The best Austrian is Jan Hörl in sixth place.
Hello and welcome to the individual ski jumping competition in Zakopane, Poland. The first round begins at 4:00 p.m.