Ski Jumping. TCS. Bischofshofen. Piotr Żyła saved the honor of Poles. Results

  • Danie Huber achieved his first victory in the World Cup competition in Bischofshofen. Behind him were Halvor Egner Granerud and Karl Geiger
  • Ryoyu Kobayashi did not go down in history. The Japanese finished fifth in Bischofshofen and did not win all four TCS competitions for the second time in his career
  • Only Piotr Żyła and Dawid Kubacki were promoted to the second series of Poles. The world champion from Oberstdorf finally finished 13th
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The huge crisis of Polish jumpers is in full swing. Kamil Stoch retired from the TCS competition after disastrous appearances in Oberstdorf, Ga-Pa and Innsbruck. Only three White and Reds advanced to the second competition in Bischofshofen. The best of them was Dawid Kubacki, who finally showed a jump to the best of his ability (134.5 m) and was ranked 10th.

Jakub Wolny and Paweł Wąsek, who took 51st and 52nd positions in the qualifications, had already said goodbye to the competition in TCS. Andrzej Stękała and Piotr Żyła did not impress, but managed to get to the best “50”. 41st in qualifying, Żyła was in the KO competition in the first series on … Dawid Kubacki.

She groaned still out of shape. She was on top in the “Polish” duel

First, however, we saw a clash with Andrzej Stękała against Austrian Clemens Aigner. The sixth rider of last year’s TCS scored just 123 m in the first round and had to count on his rival’s stumble. He proved, however, that he is now in a much higher form than Stękała and he flew 128.5 m. Aigner defeated the Pole … by as much as 12.4 points.

  • 35. Andrzej Stękała (123 m – 112.6 points) – 16. Clemens Aigner (128.5 m – 125 points)

Shortly after the unsuccessful jump, Stękała, among others, took their seats on the starting beam. Halvor Egner Granerud and Karl Geiger. Both jumpers achieved distances within the size of the hill. Manuel Fettner and Yukiya Sato did just as well.

Then it was time for the Polish duel. Right in front of him, the jury decided to lower the in-run by two starting blocks. Both Piotr Żyła and Dawid Kubacki landed at the 128th meter. The first Pole had a slightly stronger wind in the back during his jump and it was he who got a slightly higher score. Kubacki, however, was second among the “lucky loosers” after his attempt, and eventually both our jumpers were promoted to the second round.

  • 41. Piotr Żyła (128 m – 129 points) – 10. Dawid Kubacki (128 m – 126.6 points)

German Karl Geiger was in the lead at the halfway point, followed by Austrian Danie Huber and Japanese Yukiya Sato. Ryoyu Kobayashi, who fought for his fourth victory in this year’s TCS, was only fifth.

After the first attempt, Piotr Żyła was 15th, and Dawid Kubacki was 17th. Andrzej Stękała, who was eliminated from the competition, was placed 39th.

Best “10” after the first series:

Żyła showed power. Kobayashi did not go down in history

The Norwegian Marius Linvik was great in the second round and was in the lead for a long time after a jump of 139 meters. Dawid Kubacki was terrible this time. The world champion from Seefeld scored just 123 m and was finally placed 27th.

Fortunately, Piotr Żyła saved the honor of our team. The popular “Squirrel” jumped 134 m and after his jump he was in second place, just behind Lindvik’s back. A moment later, the Slovene Lovro Kos presented himself phenomenally, he obtained as much as 144 m (one meter closer to the hill record of Dawid Kubacki) and took the lead.

Before the jumps on the top 10 it was almost certain that Ryoyu Kobayashi would win the 70th 4-Hills-Tournament. The Japanese competitor still hoped to triumph in all four TCS competitions for the second time in his career. After a jump on a distance of 133 meters, it was already certain that he would not succeed.

The Austrian Daniel Huber triumphed in Bischofshofen, ahead of Halvor Egner Granerud and Karl Geiger. Ryoyu Kobayashi turned out to be the best in the general classification of TCS.

TCS – Bischofshofen: competition results

Poles’ places:

  • 13. Piotr Żyła Piotr Żyła (128 m, 134 m – 260.9 points)
  • 27. Dawid Kubacki (128 m, 123 m – 235 points)
  • 39. Andrzej Stękała (123 m – 126 points)

About David Martin

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

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