Broadcasts of the World Cup competitions in jumping on TVN, Eurosport and Player
The first positive result of Murańek’s test was on Saturday just before the first competition in the season 2021/22, and the second one on Sunday. The 27-year-old goes to isolation in Yekaterinburg, and coach Radek Żidek will stay with him. The jumper will be tested every day and if he gets a negative result twice, he will be able to return to Poland.
Who for Murańka?
Murańka’s misfortune may be a chance for another competitor. One place has become available in the first team. What is the plan now to replace Clement?
– We have the opportunity to field seven players and it would be a pity not to use it. We do not know yet who it will be – coach Doleżal admitted.
“Maybe a Cat, Destroyer or Pilch”
PZN informed that on Monday the remaining jumpers from the A team: Kacper Juroszek, Maciej Kot, Jarosław Krzak, Tomasz Pilch, Paweł Wąsek and Aleksander Zniszczoł and two juniors Jan Habdas and Arkadiusz Jojko will go to the training camp to Falun. After training in Sweden, a deputy for Murańka will be selected.
– The team members have two more days of training and after that it will turn out who is in the best shape – explained Eurosport commentator Marek Rudziński.
– The coach who sees these players every day will decide. Of course, I don’t know who it will be. However, if I had to guess, I would bet on someone experienced – maybe Kot, Destroyer or Pilch. I would rather not risk Habdas. He is a talented junior, but there is a completely different jump ahead of us – assessed an experienced journalist.
A month ago, during the Polish championship in Zakopane, Pilch performed the best, taking third place individually (together with Dawid Kubacki) and shining in the WSS Wisła I championship team. Maciej Kot also made long jumps for AZS Zakopane.
Very bad in Nizhny Tagil
Poles will not have good memories of the inaugural competition in Nizhny Tagil, also for sports reasons. They haven’t had such a bad weekend in the World Cup for nearly six years. On Sunday, after the first round, Kamil Stoch and Dawid Kubacki were eliminated. The highest, 16th place, was Piotr Żyła. On Saturday, Stoch was fifth.
Stefan Hula was the worst performer of all the team and his position seems to be under threat. Coach Doleżal certainly has something to think about. It is possible that he will also replace Hula with someone in better shape.
In Saturday’s competition in Nizhny Tagil the German Karl Geiger triumphed, and on Sunday the best defender of the Crystal Ball Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud was the best.
The next World Cup competitions will be held on November 27-28 in Ruka.
You can follow the World Cup competitions on Eurosport, player.pl and TVN. The highlight of the season will be the Beijing Winter Olympics. These will also be broadcast by the Discovery group.