Five Poles advanced to the third competition of the Four Hills Tournament in Innsbruck. Andrzej Stękała, Dawid Kubacki, Jakub Wolny, Piotr Żyła and Paweł Wąsek will take part in the competition. Only helpless Kamil Stoch, who was only 59th in qualifying, was not promoted and will not jump at Bergisel on Tuesday.
Stoch withdrawn from TCS
Kamil Stoch was devastated after qualifying in Innsbruck. – You know my character, I never give up. However, the situation is extremely difficult. Tears are coming to my eyes, he said.
Stoch’s unsuccessful performance resulted in a conference attended by, inter alia, Michal Dolezal, coach of Polish jumpers and Adam Małysz, director-coordinator of ski jumping.
The Polish Ski Association has now officially announced that Stoch will be withdrawn from the 4-Hills-Tournament and the next World Cup competition. The competitor is to return to Poland and train calmly.
– The training staff decided to withdraw Kamil Stoch from TCS and the next World Cup competition. Tomorrow, Kamil will return to Poland. Until the end of the week, rest will be important, followed by motor training. Training on the hill next – we read on Twitter.
Kamil Stoch was doing poorly in Monday’s training sessions. First he jumped 107.5 meters (47th place), then he was 112.5 meters (19th place). In qualifying, Stoch showed a terrible jump. Despite a very favorable wind, it landed only 114 meters and only took 59th position. It was only the second time in his career that he was eliminated in the qualification for the 4-Hills-Tournament. The previous time it happened to him in 2009 at a competition in Obersdorf.
Tuesday’s live coverage of the third competition of the Four Hills Tournament on Sport.pl and in the Sport.pl LIVE mobile application. The competition can be watched on TVN, Eurosport and Player.