Karl Geiger has occupied only the twelfth place for the skiing in Planica and barely chances on the overall World Cup victory in the ski jumping. The Oberstdorf landed on Friday in Slovenia seven places behind the leading Japan Ryoyu Kobayashi and has 89 points behind the top rank at still a pending single competition. There are 100 points for a victory, for the 30th place still a counter.
Geiger lay on the Letalnica, where he had become around the world of the world, after a jump to 213.0 m, after a jump to 213.0 m initially only rank 19, before he fell 232.5 m still damage limitation. At the season finale on Sunday, he must win and Kobayashi does not land at the same time among the best 20 to get the crystal ball. On Saturday (10.00 o’clock / ARD and EuroSport), a team competition takes place first.
Fourfach victory last 1980 – iron estate not in the final
At the very beginning, the hosts cleared off: Ziga Jelar took the first World Cup victory of his career in front of Peter Prevc, Anoint Lanisek and Timi Zajc, the quartet turned the arena in the valley of the skates into a tolly house. There was a four-way victory last in 1980 by the Austrian Armin Kogler, Hubert Newper, Toni Innauer and Klaus Tuchscherer in Canadian Thunder Bay.
Andreas Wellinger occupied the second-best German 19th place. Constantin Schmid (31.), Severin Friend (32.) and Markus Eisenbichler (34.) prevailed after the first pass.
National coach Horngacher shortly before contract extension
Skiffire in the ticker