From tomorrow, the World Cup in Zakopane. Less players, less fans, more emotions?

After a few days of break from starts, the jumpers come to the Tatra Mountains – they will compete in Zakopane this weekend. For fans, it will not be a typical competition …


The best jumpers in the world will compete in our country for the second (and last) time this season – in December they competed in Wisła, now for Zakopane. For many, the competitions held here will be the last chance to present their squad for the Olympic Games before the announcement; some, however, will not be able to do so due to infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or an injury. Not only will there be fewer players, but also fans – this is also due to the pandemic that imposes its limitations …

Polish people

And this is how we smoothly move to the composition of the Poles. We know from yesterday that Kamil Stoch, who is struggling with an ankle injury, will be missing from Wielka Krokiew. Today he was joined (figuratively, of course) by Dawid Kubacki and Paweł Wąsek – they received positive results of the coronavirus test.

Currently (because the situation may still change), our team for Zakopane looks as follows: Piotr Żyła, Jakub Wolny, Andrzej Stękała, Aleksander Zniszczoł, Maciej Kot, Tomasz Pilch, Klemens Murańka, Kacper Juroszek, Stefan Hula, Jan Habdas. Thus, we will not use the full starting amount we are entitled to, which is twelve places.

Competition program

The most important points of the weekend in Zakopane will be the following competitions: team competition on Saturday and individual competition on Sunday; both, of course, preceded by trial series. Training and qualifications are scheduled for Friday.

World Cup Zakopane
January 14, 2022 (Friday)
11:00 am technical briefing
15:30 official training (two series)
18:00 qualifications
January 15, 2022 (Saturday)
15:00 trial series
4:00 p.m. team competition
January 16, 2022 (Sunday)
15:00 trial series
4:00 p.m. individual competition

Favorites

According to the analysts of the bookmaker STS, the biggest favorite of Friday’s qualifications (and therefore – for the moment – and competitions) is Ryoyu Kobayashi, who has higher ratings than any other jumper compiled with him on the basis of “H2H” (e.g. Kobayashi – Granerud: 1.42 : 2.61). When it comes to Poles, the situation of Piotr Żyła is the best (1.50: 2.38 compared to Daniel Andre Tande).

Weather

At the beginning of the weekend in Zakopane it will be relatively warm (from -1 to +1 ° C), later it will cool down – although the maximum temperatures will remain at this level, the minimum ones will drop to -9 ° C. On Friday afternoon it is snowing and the wind is blowing too (4-5 m / s with gusts up to 17 m / s); on Saturday and Sunday it should be better (1 m / s with gusts up to 8-10 m / s).

Jumping on TV

This is one of the few weekends this season when the World Cup competition is not broadcast by TVN, and TVP – on TVP1 you will be able to see the qualifications and both competitions, TVP Sport will broadcast the same, but with a wider studio, will also show official training, trial series and a lot of reports from Zakopane.

A large package – with qualifications and two competitions – is also being announced by Eurosport, which will also have its own studio. You will also be able to see all of this on the Eurosport online Player service.

During the weekend, you will be able to follow not only broadcasts, but also conversations in the studio, summaries, journalism, etc. – we expect this from TVN, Eurosport 1, TVN24, TTV, Metro, TVP Sport and Polsat Sport Extra.

Everyone interested in systematizing these events is invited to the section Jumping on TV, in which we present a TV program related to ski jumping. The schedule, which we have expanded with the offer of additional stations, is updated every 20 minutes, contains the exact times of the scheduled start and end of the broadcast, as well as a clear indication of what is being broadcast on TV. Test it and bookmark it! TV broadcasting program from the jumps »

LIVE coverage

We also recommend our LIVE report, thanks to which – as always – you will be able to follow the results of training series, trial series, qualifications and competitions. We encourage everyone to comment on the events on the hill in a convenient chat that accompanies the scoreboard and the start list. live ski jumping – LIVE coverage »

Typer

The competition takes place not only on the hill. There is also Typer – our competition for ski jumping fans. Everyone who has not yet selected the results of the competition in Typera, we invite you to take part in the game! You still have some time to submit your tips – we close accepting them ten minutes before the start of the competition. predict the results of jumps – typer.skokinarciarskie.pl »

Predict results and win prizes!


About David Martin

David Martin is the lead editor for Spark Chronicles. David has been working as a freelance journalist.

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