Stoch, who also did very well in the training series, found very good conditions and was able to use them. The 135 m flight was really special in these conditions, when the wind was blowing mercilessly.
Thanks to the distance alone, the Pole gained many advantages over his rivals. He added another with notes for style. These were really great. The judges rated Stoch’s performance at 57.0 points. Rivals in this element were far behind.
Our player was the only one in the group to receive only 19.0 points. The judges, as one man, took only 0.5 points from him. for the flight phase and for landing. The Polish referee Tadeusz Szostak did not find any error in the first element, but his score – 19.5 points. – did not count towards the final grade. All this meant that Anze Laniska, second in the classification, had over 10 points. advantages.
The second place in terms of notes for style went to Austrian Daniel Huber, who scored 55.5 points. He took third place in qualifying.
Stoch’s notes only confirm that he is one of the best stylists in the world.
A total of five White and Reds will perform in the Saturday competition (4:00 pm). It is worth noting that for the first time in history, Turek Fatih Arda Ipcioglu will take part in the competition.