The beginning of the season by Polish jumpers leaves a lot to be desired. The best results so far were achieved by Kamil Stoch, who scored points in two of the four competitions held. Only Piotr Żyła appeared in the top 30, scoring points in three competitions. Coach Michal Dolezal does not take into account that his players would take a break from competing in the World Cup. “It would be a last resort. It’s too early to think about it. The team is well prepared for the World Cup” – said the coach.
On Wednesday, December 1, everything indicated that the FIS would not allow Klemens Murańka to start in Wisła. The 27-year-old was isolated in Russia, so he did not take part in competitions in Nizhny Tagil and Kuusamo. Ultimately, PZN’s negotiations with FIS were successful, as reported by Aleksander Roj, a TVP Sport journalist.
World Cup. Tightened restrictions in Wisła, Simon Ammann will not start
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has decided to respond to the pandemic situation in Poland. In recent weeks, there has been a tendency to increase coronavirus cases, which has led the authorities to introduce new restrictions. The FIS decided that the ceremonial handing over of the starting numbers for the best competitors will not take place, and the jumpers will not be allowed to go outside the ski jump area and the hotel where they will ultimately spend their time. In total, about six thousand fans will appear in the stands in Wisła, and the facility may be filled to a maximum of 50 percent.
Simon Ammann, a four-time Olympic champion, will not appear on the hill in Wisła. His place in the Swiss national team was taken by Andreas Schuler. From 2018, Ammann planned to resign from starts in Poland and said straight that he would never miss this place. Despite his declarations, Ammann appeared in Wisła in 2020, where he took fifth place in the summer Grand Prix cycle. Thus, the Swiss, apart from Schuler, will be represented by Gregor Deschwanden, Killian Peier and Dominik Peter.
PŚ in Wisła. Where and when to watch the competition in Wisła?
The World Cup competition in Wisła is one of the few that will be broadcast in full by Polish Television. Thus, apart from TVP, the competitions will be available only in Eurosport and Player. Live coverage of the competition in Wisła on the Sport.pl website and in the Sport.pl LIVE mobile application.
Program of the World Cup competition in Wisła:
Friday, December 3:
- time. 15:45 – training (TVP Sport),
- time. 18:00 – qualifications (TVP 1, TVP Sport, Eurosport, Player).
Saturday, December 4:
- time. 15:30 – trial series (TVP Sport),
- time. 16:30 – start of the team competition (Eurosport, TVP 1, TVP Sport, Player).
Sunday December 5:
- time. 15:00 – trial series (TVP Sport),
- time. 16:00 – the start of the individual competition (TVP 1, TVP Sport, Eurosport).