Foreign ski jumpers comment the individual competition
Stefan Kraft ( 3rd place):
Daniel Huber ( 6th place):
Stephan Leyhe (10th place):
Karl Geiger (17th place):
Clemens Aigner (22nd place):
Anders Fannemel (25th place):
Kobayashi amazed Wisla, important place on the podium for Stoch
Season opening in Wisla has just ended. It was a really emotional contest that proved that Polish organizers know how to organize such an important competition. Nobody before them has ever tried to held season opening so early. Usually the inauguration takes place during last weekend of November in Scandinavian countries. All the tickets for the contest were sold out, so 8 thousand of fans have been waiting for an exciting competition after the good performance of Polish athletes in the team competition – they don’t let down the spectators.
5 Polish ski jumpers was in the top10 after the first round of the competition, the rivalry was close and interesting. Dawid Kubacki had the biggest chance to stand on the podium with his jump of 125 metres – that was the third place in the classification. Four other Polish athletes were at the end of top 10 – Maciej Kot, Kamil Stoch, Piotr Żyła and Stefan Hula – they were from 7 to 10. A lot has changed in the final round and many of them didn’t jump as far as before. Maciej Kot ended the competition at 19th position, Dawid Kubacki at 10th, Piotr Żyła and Stefan Hula were ex aequo at 7th position. Everybody could count on Kamil Stoch – he was the 8th after the first round, but in the final one he jumped 8.5 metres more. By the end of the competition he was at the 2nd position. – In my opinion I made a good performance this weekend what is proved by my jumps from trail rounds and competition’s rounds. Contest in Wisla is a good beginning of the season. – said the best athlete of Polish team – As a team we are perfectly prepared for this long winter season. Weekend in Wisla is a positive surprise for me. I knew that the contests would be tough, but all I wanted to do was just to do my job, make far and stable jumps. I want to thank to all the coaching staff who prepared us for the contest – added Kamil Stoch.
Stefan Kraft from Austria stood at the third step of the podium, he lost only 0.5 of point to Kamil. For both of the athletes it was the second chance to be on the podium during the season opening in Wisla-Malinka. Junshiro Kobayashi from Japan was the unexpected winner of the individual competition at Adam-Malysz-hill. For this 27-years-old athlete it was the first win in World Cup. Today he made two good, stable jumps of 124 and 126.5 metres. - It was a really close and tough competition today. It was a little bit surprising that the win went to him and that he is mentally so strong to have two good jumps. Junshiro was really good in the summer season and in overall classification. He practised a lot during summer and he will be in a good shape in winter – said Stefan Kraft.
All the classifications – overall in the World Cup and that of the Nations Cup – are disponible in the Internet. The general classification of the World Cup is the same as the results of the individual competition. Poland is leading in the Nations Cup before Norway, Austria and Germany. The next step in the World Cup is Ruuka (Finland).
Results of the individual competition:
Overall classification World Cup 2017/2018:
Overall classification of Nations Cup 2017/2018:
Waiting for the individual competition
First individual competition of World Cup takes place on Sunday in Wisla-Malinka. 50 ski jumpers from 12 different countries will participate in the first round of the event. Unfortunately Denis Kornilov decided not to jump in the competition due to the accident that happened on Saturday. He will be replaced by the 51st athlete from Friday’s qualifications – Robert Kranjec. Polish team will be represented by 7 ski jumpers: Jakub Wolny, Aleksander Zniszczoł, Stefan Hula, Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Żyła, Maciej Kot and Kamil Stoch. Competition will be interesting. All the tickets have been sold, so 8 thousands of fans will cheer up the athletes. Also the Polish President, Andrzej Duda, will be watching the competition at the hill. As it comes to the weather, it has started to snow during night.
Trial round is planned for 2pm and the first round starts at 3pm.
Foreign ski jumpers comment the Team competition
Johann Andre Forfang:
Norwegians to win the first team competition this season
Ski jumping fans have waited for such a competition for couple of months. Hill in Wisla-Malinka helds the season 2017/2018 opening and today’s competition has opened the Nations Cup Standing. Thanks to the great jumps of Kamil Stoch, Maciej Kot, Dawid Kubacki and Piotr Żyła, Polish team was leading the standing after the first round of the event. The best jump among them belonged to Dawid Kubacki – 125.5 metres of distance. 8 best teams were qualified for the final round, but this competition wasn’t good for every nation. Lukas Hlava (Czech Republic), Sergey Tkachenko (Kazakhstan) and two athletes from Finland – Andeas Alamommo and Ville Larinto, were disqualified due to problems with the equipment. That’s why their teams couldn’t participate in the final round and the competition has ended for them early.
For 8 thousand of fans at Adam-Malysz-hill the most important fact of today’s comptetition was that Polish team managed to stand at the podium. Polish team was the second ex aequo with the Austrians. They both had 1006.5 point after 8 jumps. – For athletes this competition was really interesting. Our second place is a big gift for us, because we have trained a lot recently. It shows that we are in a good shape as a team and that we can continue our work with no pressure – enjoys Kamil Stoch – The differences between the nations after the first round were really small, that’s why the final round was so interesting, both for the ski jumpers and the fans. We treat this place on the podium as a gift after the summer’s hard work. We need to stay calm because there are a lot of important event in front of us and the shape is growing up. I’m glad that we could be on the podium in front of amazing Polish fans. It is always really amazing to win in Poland - added Maciej Kot.
There wasn’t a lot of space on the second step of the podium where 8 ski jumpers were to stay. Fortunately nobody felt uncomfortable, because both them were happy of their results. - It was a really great performance, we had a really good team competition. Our team was very young today, so we are so satisfied with this second place ex aequo with the Polish team – said Stefan Kraft, the best athlete from Austria. In team competition he jumped 12 and 130 metres. Good jumps in the first round and perfect shape in the final round were the secret of the success of Norway team. They finished the competition with 17.3 points in advance. - Today we made a really good performance, a strong performance of every athlete in the team. We managed to step it off from yesterday’s training, so it was really fun – briefly said Johann Andre Forfang.
Individually in Norway team it was Daniel Andre Tande who made the best performance, he jumped 129 and 126.5 metres. Among Polish ski jumpers it is Dawid Kubacki (125.5 and 122.5 metres) and Maciej Kot (124 and 126 metres) who jumped the furthest.
The individual competition takes place on Sunday and 7 Polish athletes will participate in the first round. Trial round is planned at 2pm, the first round of the event will start just before its ending.
Official results of Team competition:
First team competition in winter season
Team competition of FIS World Cup in Wisla-Malinka starts at 4pm. 12 teams from different countries participate in the event. German athletes did a good job in Friday’s qualification, so they will fight for the first step of the podium in the team event. Among them there are: Markus Eisenbichler, Richard Freitag, Stephan Leyhe and Andreas Wellinger. Polish team which won the team competition of FIS Grand Prix Wisla 2017 will try to beat the Germans. Poland will be represented by the Worl Cup Champions from Lahti: Kamil Stoch, Maciej Kot, Piotr Żyła and Dawid Kubacki. What’s more also other athletes from Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Switzerland, Finland, Italy and Kazakhstan will participate in the event.
Trail round before the competiton is planned at 3pm.
We invite you to cheer up the athletes in the event!
This year World Cup starts in Wisla-Malinka
Such a season doesn’t happen every year. Event in Wisla is an inauguration competition in the Olympic season. Athletes will compete in The Olympic Games this February in PyeongChang. It was a huge surprise for everybody in a ski jumping world that the event is Wisła is taking place so early. Nobody has ever tried to organize a competition in mid-November. What helped to organize the event was the perfected preparation of the hill and co-operation with the Supersnow company. – It was a huge challenge for us, but we managed to do everything what possible. I think that everybody is contented that the hill is ready to hold the competition. We hope that we will organize another season opening next year here, in Wisla. For sure we know that we can’t let down anybody. If we manage to organize the event properly this winter, there will a possibility that we will hold some competitions next year – said Adam Małysz, former ski jumper and member of PZN.
74 ski jumpers from 17 different countries participated at Friday’s rivalry. Firstly two rounds of training took place, then the qualifications. In both rounds of training it was Stefan Kraft from Austria who was the better ski jumper with the jumps of 123 and 128 metres long. With a jump of 123 metres Dawid Kubacki managed to be the third in the first training. Also Jakub Wolny made a quite good performance – he was the 10th in the second round.
12 Polish ski jumpers had the chance to jump in the qualifications for the individual event, but only 7 of them will participate in Sunday’s event – among them there are Kamil Stoch, Stefan Hula, Maciej Kot, Dawid Kubacki, Jakub Wolny, Piotr Żyła and Aleksander Zniszczoł. Kamil Stoch with a jump of 122 metres was the best of Polish athletes and he ended the qualifications at 5th position. Stefan Hula jumped 2 metres more than his teammate, but finally he was the 7th.
It i san Austrian ski jumper Stefan Kraft who won the qualifications with a jump of 126.5 metres. Just behind him was placed Stephan Leyh (124.5 metres) and Junshiro Kobayashi, even with the further jump (126 mtres), was the third. He obtained less points than a German athlete.
Individual competition takes place in Wisla-Malinka at Sunday, whereas the team event is planned for Saturday. 12 teams will participate in this event. Among them there are athletes from: Kazakhstan, Italy, Finland, Switzerland, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Japan, Norway, Germany, Austria and Poland. Polish team will be represented by: Piotr Żyła, Dawid Kubacki, Maciej Kot and Kamil Stoch. Trial round before the team competition starts at 3pm and the event is planned to start after its finish.
Official results of training rounds:
Official results of qualifications:
Bibs for top10 athletes have been distributed!
Just after the qualifications the best athletes participated in bib distribution ceremony. A lot of fans, who didn’t manage to buy tickets for the competition, came to the fan zone to cheer them up. Top11 ski jumpers were distributed with their bibs there. Among them there were the qualification winner Stefan Kraft and 5 German ski jumpers: Andreas Wellinger, Stephan Leyhe, Rihard Freitag, Karl Geiger and Markus Eisenbichler. What’s more the third in Friday’s event was Junshiro Kobayashi. Also three Polish athletes were in top11 – Kamil Stoch, Stefan Hula and Maciej Kot. Last but not least, also Robert Johansson was there, he ended the qualification at 10th place ex aequo with Markus Eisenbichler. Athletes were cheered up not only by Polish fans, but also by the president of Wisla – Tomasz Bujok and by the president of PZN – Apoloniusz Tajner. – Today we started the World Cup. The event in Wisła is possible only because a lot of people have worked day and night to prepare it. Those people had suffered a lot of troubles and nerves to make the competition as good as it is – said Tomasz Bujok to the people in the fan zone. Apoloniusz Tajner was so contented that the season opening is organized in Wisla this year – The best athletes in the world have come to Poland again and they compete so early this year. Who have thought than we can organize a competition in mid-November? After the bib distribution all the fans could listen to the folklore music.
Team competition starts at Saturday at 4pm whereas the individual one at Sunday, 3pm.
Stefan Kraft the best in the official training
Stefan Kraft was the best in Friday’s official trainings. He won both of the round with the jumps of 123 and 128 metres. German athlete Richard Freitag showed his best – he was the second in the first training round (124m) and third in the next one (128m). Dawid Kubacki was the third one in the first round with a jump of 123 metres long. The longest jump of both series belongs to Daniel Huber who jumped 129 metres.
The qualifications for the individual competition start at 6pm and at 7.30 pm bib distribution ceremony takes place at fan zone.
FIS World Cup Wisła 2017: Bib distribution ceremony
As it is held every year, bib distribution ceremony is organizedjust after the qualifications for the Sunday’s individual event end. It takes place at 7:30pm at Plac Hoffa (Hoffa Square) in the centre of Wisla. During FIS World Cup Wisla 2017, in comparison to previous years’ events, all the athletes must participate in the qualifications for the individual competition. So in result, bibs will be distributed to the top10 ski jumpers from qualifications. After the ceremony, Warm Up Party for fans takes place in the fan zone.
At Friday at 4pm an official training at Adam-Małysz-hill is held. The qualifications starts at 6pm.
Entry to the fan zone is free of charge. We invite everybody for the ceremony!