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The inauguration of the new ski jumping season in Nizhny Tagil was not particularly good for the Polish team. The most valuable result was achieved by Stoch, who finished the Saturday competition in fifth place. Such a high position was possible thanks to a brilliant second attempt, which gave the Pole promotion from the 20th place.
Stoch never hid that the Russian object was not one of his favorites. He never stood on the podium there. In contrast to Ruka (second and third place), where the cup caravan moves to this weekend. And it was in Finland last year that the jumper from the Tooth had another of his great chases.
“I needed such a jump”
In the competition held on November 28, 2020, the first jump was not perfect. 125 meters placed it 22nd. Much below expectations.
He drew his conclusions quickly, because the second attempt was close to the ideal – 136 meters in impeccable style. Stoch could only wait and count the next places of promotion.
It ended up skipping 10 rivals and finally 12th place at the end of the competition.
– I needed such a jump – he said in a conversation with Eurosport right after the competition.
That competition was finished in a great mood not only by Stoch. They brought more joy to the Polish fans Piotr Żyła and Dawid Kubacki, who stood together on the podium.
Ski jumping Ruka 2021. Competition program:
Friday, November 26, 2021
12.00 – Technical briefing
14.30 – Official training
17.10 – Qualifications
Saturday, November 27, 2021
15.15 – Trial series
16.30 – First competition series
Sunday, November 28, 2021
14.30 – Qualifications
16.15 – The first competition series
* all hours according to Polish time.