hope Karl Geiger has passed the test of nerves scores, Favourite Ryoyu Kobayashi the muscles play In the qualification for the opening competition of the 67. Four-hills-tournament in Oberstdorf was local hero Geiger despite the bad wind conditions without damage and was one of the proud twelve German jumpers in the Competition for the best 50 on Sunday (from 16 clock live on ZDF, Eurosport and in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker for the four-hills-tournament). There, the Japanese will be Kobayashi is the man to beat.
“It was kind of cool to jump here. But somehow, I fell asleep while Waiting a little for the feet. The jump was not optimal, and then it is back-to-back wind is hard. Tomorrow it counts,“ said Geiger, who had to wait before his leap from the schattenberg ski jump long and, ultimately, with 124,0 m space 23 occupied. For comparison, The directly in front of Geiger launched Norwegians Johann Andre Forfang, also a candidate for the overall victory, avoided in conditions similar to the K. o. 115,0 m and the space 48 in only wafer-thin. Kobayashi jumped out at slightly better conditions in front of 15,500 spectators (qualifying record in the world Cup) a whopping 138.5 meters and had only the far same world champion Stefan Kraft of Austria defeated, the secured to the previous course of the season a little unexpected victory in the pre-divorce and 5000 euros in prize money.
the Best DSV-Adler was surprisingly David Siegel (Baiersbronn) as the Seventh with 138,0 m, a good result was thus for the German Team on Saturday. “That was a good Start to the tour, even if the runaway has been missing up. I am satisfied,“ said national coach Werner Schuster. Olympic winner Andreas Wellinger (Ruhpolding/130,0) was in tenth place likewise made no effort to on the of him not necessarily beloved hill stick with it. “It goes in the right direction, but it’s not enough yet. It’s not missing much“, said Wellinger.
A good idea bot Richard Friday (Aue), which was started in the previous year as the overall world Cup Leader, and the skill had won. Of Sachse, recently renewed hip problems handicapped, flew with 133,5 m on rank twelve. “I was really excited before the first training jump. This was not easy for the head after the break. Tomorrow, the Top 6 are for me,“ said Friday. Stephan Leyhe (Willingen) ranged in case of bad Wind 125,0 m to the space 17. Ex-world champion Severin Freund (Rastbüchl), three years ago, the last German winner at the shadow mountain qualified as a 24. 131.0 m sure. The world Cup-third Markus Eisenbichler (victory village) showed a moderate qualification jump and came up with 127,5 m 30. Place.