FIS GRAND PRIX WISŁA 2020: HISTORICAL COMPETITION FOR POLAND!
For the first time in history, Polish jumpers filled the entire podium in the highest rank competition, giving no chances to their rivals. The competition ended with the decoration of the best ski jumpers of the day and it took place in the rain.
Dawid Kubacki in the first jump scored 126.5 meters, and in the final he landed on 128 meters. - Different things can always happen and it is certainly good that I managed to deal with these difficult conditions. I did what I was supposed to do and it worked. I think this is the best test of my skills during competition - the Saturday winner said after the competition.
On Sunday at the Adam Małysz Hill, the second individual competition will be held, in which seven Polish representatives will take part: Dawid Kubacki, Kamil Stoch, Piotr Żyła, Tomasz Pilch, Stefan Hula, Paweł Wąsek and Klemens Murańka. The competition is scheduled to start at 5:30 PM.
FIS Grand Prix Wisła 2020: Stoch wins the prologue for the TVP Sport Cup!
- I am very happy that Wisła has taken up the organization of the competition and we can compete again. There is a special atmosphere, there is music and there are fans, whom I thank you for your support - says satisfied Kamil Stoch.
Dawid Kubacki (131 meters) was the second and the Austrian Philipp Aschenwald (126.5 meters) was the third. A total of 13 Polish competitors presented themselves on the hill. The fifth Piotr Żyła (125 m) and the seventh Klemens Murańka (126.5 m) were also placed in the top 10.
On Saturday and Sunday at Adam Małysz Hill, individual competitions will be held. The competition is scheduled to start at 5:30 PM. Tickets for this event are still available and can be purchased at ebilet.pl.
Programme of FIS Grand Prix Wisła 2020!
The rivalry of the inauguration competition of FIS Grand Prix Wisła 2020 at Adam Małysz Hill has been divided for three days. The qualification is planned for the 21st of August, whereas the individual event will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Programme of the competiton
FIS Grand Prix Wisła 2020
- teams’ arrival
- 11:00 – TCM
- 16:00 – official training (2 rounds)
- 18:00 – qualification
- 16:30 – trial round
- 17:30 – first competition round
prize giving ceremony
- 16:15 – qualification
- 17:30 – first competition round
prize giving ceremony
Tickets for the competition are available on ebilet.pl
Tande wins in Wisła! Stoch on the podium
The first individual competition of this winter season has become a history. The luckiest ski jumper in that windy event seemed to be Daniel Andre Tande whose jumps were of 127 and 129 meters and who won the competition unrivaled. – It was a tough competition, especially for the judges who did all their best. I fulfilled my task, made good jumps and I'm pleased with my win – says the winner.
The second step of the podium was occupied by Anze Lanisek. Both jumps of the Slovenian athlete were of 126 meters and he had almost 16 points less than the winner. – It was a very nice competition for me. The judges, for their part, have also done a very good job. They did not want to let us jump far, they took care of us, so that our jumps were safe – says Lanisek.
Also, Polish supporters had some reasons to be happy. Kamil Stoch, who was 12th after the first round of the competition (118 meters), in the final round jumped 126.5 meters and ended the event at the third step of the podium. – It was a hard competition, especially for the judges. I am glad that everything turned out well and luckily no serious harm happened to anyone – says Stoch after the event – I am glad that I managed to make two good jumps in hard weather conditions and now I can enjoy my place on the podium, because it was equally possible to finish today's competition outside of the top30. The second jump was solid, but something didn't work out for me, because I could have done better. I would never have thought that this jump would give me a place on the podium. The first jump seemed great to me, I was very happy with it, but in the end, I ended up out of the tenth.
The first points this winter were also scored by seventh Dawid Kubacki (125 and 127 meters) and 25th Maciej Kot (116.5 and 117 meters).
Also, Piotr Żyła made a good jump (119 meters), but unfortunately he felt during landing and finally he ended the competition at 35th place. - The Pole had a dangerously looking fall, fortunately, everything ended well. - During today's fall, Piotr Zyla suffered superficial bruises and abrasions of the epidermis, mainly in the area of face skull. The necessary medical care was provided on-site. At the moment, Piotr does not require any further diagnostics - said Stanisław Szymanik, the doctor of the competition.
Apart from the final 30 they also found themselves: 33rd Jakub Wolny (110.5 m), 38th Stefan Hula (106 m), 39th Paweł Wąsek (106.5 m) and 44th Aleksander Zniszczoł (103 m).
Austrian team to win, Polish athletes on the podium
This is the third time in history the winter season kicks off in Wisła. Traditionally, the atmosphere at the facility was amazing. There were a lot of supporters who cheered up the ski jumpers.
10 nations participated in the team event which was won by the Austrian team. They beautifully won the competition. The Austrian team was represented by Philipp Aschenwald (121 and 133 meters), Daniel Huber (125 and 134 meters), Jan Hoerl (130 and 114 meters) and Stefan Kraft (127.5 and 125 meters). - I think it was a great competition for us. We all have shown quite good jumps and all in all the result was outstanding for our team. It is a good start in the season. – says Daniel Huber - The season is still very young and we haven’t performed in the individual competition yet so it’ s really hard to say who is going to be the best in our team during this season. My whole team is in very good shape, we made nice jumps yesterday and today. If I have to say one name, it would be Stefan Kraft. – he adds - I don’t think that the artificial snow is different than the normal one. But all the ski jumpers had some problems with landing, there were almost no good telemarks to see. The weather during this time of the year is how it is and we need to deal with it. Today we saw in the competition that still it is possible to make good long jumps event though the landing was not so good. All in all, I am happy with the fact the season opener is held Wisła because of the atmosphere at the hill.
Norwegian ski jumpers ended the competition in second place. Among them performed: Daniel Andre Tande (123 and 128.5 meters), Thomas Aasen Markeng (120 and 118.5 meters), Marius Lindvik (121 and 128 meters) and Robert Johansson (129 and 130.5 meters). - It was a cool competition for the audience, there were a lot of changes. I am very satisfied with the result of my team and with the place on the podium – says Daniel Andre Tande - As Daniel Huber said, we haven’t had any individual competition yet so it is hard to say who is going to be the best in our team this season. Today Robert Johansson made the best jumps in our team. We have other nice ski jumpers, we do our best during training, so we will see – he comments - Of course, there is a difference between the artificial snow and the natural one but at the moment there is no hill in the world with the normal snow.
Also, the Polish team stood at the podium. The nation was represented by Piotr Żyła (131 and 117 meters), Jakub Wolny (123.5 and 119 meters), Kamil Stoch (125.5 and 118 meters) and Dawid Kubacki (126.5 and 120.5 meters). - Today we did our best, we have fought till the end of the competition and we managed to stand at the third step of the podium – says Jakub Wolny. – It was the first competition in this winter and I think that there were a lot of emotions, good emotions. We fought so much and that was all we were capable of this evening. As far as I know, the luck wasn’t by our side during the second round, but that happens in the sport. The jumps are not always long, because of the wind. I think that we can be contented with the fact that our jumps were much better than those of the qualifications and were almost similar to our performance during training two weeks ago. Our task for today was to stabilize our jumps and to be calm during the competition – says Dawid Kubacki.
The individual competition will be held at Adam Małysz Hill on Sunday. It will start at 11 am 30.
FIS World Cup 2019: Geiger to win the qualifications!
71 ski jumpers, among them 13 Polish athletes, participated in the winter season opener competition at Adam Małysz Hill in Wisła-Malinka. 8 participants from Poland got the qualification for Sunday’s individual competition. The best of them was Dawid Kubacki who was in the top10 of the qualifications. – I have got a very busy day behind me. It wasn’t easy, but in the end, I am satisfied with my performance. The jumps on the snow are getting better and better. During our first jumps on the snow, we needed to focus on what is happening on the landing. We wanted them to be safe, but from tomorrow we are giving 100% of our strength – says Dawid Kubacki.
Kamil Stoch, who jumped 117 meters, was the 11th – Today maybe I was a little bit nervous because of the season opener and of the first jumps on the snow. I am happy with what it is. It is nice to feel the snow under the skis and the atmosphere in Wisła – says Stoch.
Also, Jakub Wolny made a good performance in the qualifications. He jumped 116.5 meters and ended in the 19th position. – I missed the World Cup and the atmosphere, especially that of Wisła. I came here with the attitude to be calm and concentrate on my task. I think that I managed to do it – comments Wolny.
Piotr Żyła, with a jump of 113.5 meters, ended the qualifications two positions behind Wolny. Maciej Kot (115.5 meters) was the 26th, whereas Stefan Hula (116 meters) the 28th. Also, Paweł Wąsek (41 place, 113 meters) and Aleksander Zniszczoł (46th place, 109.5 meters) got qualified for the individual competition.
Also, Polish Head Coach comments the performance of the ski jumpers – I need to talk about the Friday’s jumps with the ski jumpers, but they lacked some ease while jumping. They jumped not quite at ease, contrary to the jumps during training. There was a little bit of stress, but we try to analyze everything – said the Polish Coach Michal Doležal.
The team competition will be held on Sunday at Adam Małysz Hill. Ten teams will participate in the event. The Polish team will be jumping as the last nation. Piotr Żyła, Jakub Wolny, Kamil Stoch, and Dawid Kubacki will represent their country. The competition starts at 4 pm.
THE WORLD CUP WISŁA 2019: MICHAŁ DOLEŽAL DISCOVERED THE CARDS!
In Friday's qualifying for Sunday's individual competition we will see 13 representatives of Poland and two of them for the first time in their careers will compete in competitions of this rank.
All the jumpers of the A National Team are in the line-up: Kamil Stoch, Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Żyla, Maciej Kot, Jakub Wolny and Stefan Hula, six representatives of the B National Team: Klemens Murańka, Aleksander Zniszczoł, Paweł Wąsek, Andrzej Stękała, Tomasz Pilch and Kacper Juroszek, as well as Adam Niżnik of the Youth National Team.
For 17-year-old Adam Niżnik and 18-year-old Kacper Juroszek it will be their debut in the World Cup competitions. Both juniors have successfully competed in the summer season.
The Programme of FIS World Cup Wisła 2019
Traditionally the competition on the Adam Malysz Hills in Wisla-Malinka will last divided into three days. On Friday, November 22nd the qualification will start at 18:00.
A day later the best ski jumpers in the world will compete in the team competition, which start is planned at 16:00. On Sunday just before the noon, at 11:30, individual competitions will take place.
A year ago, Russian Yevgeny Klimov triumphed in the qualification round. Second place was taken by our representative Dawid Kubacki, and third place was taken by German Stephan Leyhe.
In the team competition the victory was won by the Polishteam. Poles in the line-up: Piotr Zyla, Jakub Wolny, Dawid Kubacki and Kamil Stoch defeated the German national team by over 11 points. The Austrians stood on the lowest step of the podium.
Jewgeniy Klimov triumphed in the individual competitions. Stephan Leyhe, who lost almost seven points to Klimów, stood on the second step of the podium. Third place went to the Japanese Ryoyu Kobayashi.
Just behind the best threesome was Kamil Stoch, who only lost 3rd place by 0.3 points.
FIS World Cup Wisła 2019
21st November, Thursday
22nd November, Friday - TRAININGS & QUALIFICATION- 12:00 - TCM
- 16:30 - official training (2 rounds)
- 18:00 - qualification
- 19:30 - bib distribution at the Hoffa Square
23rd November, Saturday - TEAM COMPETITION- 15:00 - trial round
- 16:00 - first competition round
prize giving ceremony
24th November, Sunday - INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION - 10:30 - trial round
- 11:30 - first competition round
prize giving ceremony
25th November, Monday
Zajc wins! Dawid Kubacki on the podium in Wisla
The individual competition ended the rivalry of the best ski jumpers which participated in the kick-off of FIS Grand Prix held in Wisła. The weather conditions during the event were perfect, even though before the trial round it was pouring rain. Polish fans made a great atmosphere and cheered on all of the athletes whose jumps were long.
It was a successful competition for Polish athletes which ended with a place on the podium of Dawid Kubacki. He made a jump of 128 meters in the first round, whereas in the final round he jumped 3 meters longer. Thanks to such a good performance he managed to move up from fourth position to the second place. – In my opinion it was a nice competition. We were threatened by a storm, but fortunately there was no rain during the competition. All the athletes were happy of that because we don’t like to jump in wet suits. I think that good weather was the reason that the fans made such a good atmosphere. My performance was today quite okay. I am aware of the fact that my jumps weren’t ideal, so I have something to work on. After all, the second place is satisfying, especially that recently during camps and trainings my jumps weren’t so good. Sometimes it was better, sometimes worse, so that I am satisfied that I was able to mobilize myself and perform well in Wisla. And not only today, but during the three days of the competition – says Kubacki.
Timi Zajc was better than Dawid Kubacki at the facility in Wisła. He jumped 133.5 and 128.5 meters and has 6.6 point more than Polish athlete. - I am very satisfied about my performance. I made two good, even very good jumps and I am very happy with the victory. The atmosphere in Wisła is really nice and I like it. For us, the Slovenians, it is like in Planica, there is a lot of fans and I really like to jump here. I think summer season is important for winter season, being in the top now will help later. Of course I have some goals to achieve that will prepare me for the upcoming winter season – says Zajc.
Evgieniy Klimov ended the competition at the third step of the podium. He jumped 135 meters in the first round and then, in the final round 124.5 meters. - Yesterday and today it were really good competitions for me. I am really happy to be on the podium. I would love to thank Polish supporters for making an amazing atmosphere at the hill. The atmosphere in Wisła is always very good. We are very happy about jumping here. I treat summer competition as a preparation for the winter season. I have the time to work on my jumping techniques that’s why the summer season is important for me – says Klimov.
Also Piotr Żyła ended the competition in the top10. He jumped 127 meters and 126.5 and was the fifth. Eight of eleven Polish athletes gained points in the individual competition of FIS Grand Prix in Wisła. Aleksander Zniszczoł was 12th with jumps of 129 and 122 meters long. Maciej Kot was 15th (122.5 and 126 meters),whereas Kamil Stoch – 19th (124.5 and 121 meters). After them were placed: Andrzej Stękała (21 place, 124 and 129 m), Jakub Wolny (26 place, 120 and 126 m) and Klemens Murańka (30 place, 122 and 123 m).
Paweł Wąsek (32 place, 123 m), Tomasz Pilch (45 place, 116 m) and Kacper Juroszek (46 place, 116.5 m) did not manage to perform in the final round.
Polish team leads the Nations Cup after the inauguration competitions in Wisła. They gained 591 points. The second place belongs to Slovenia and the third one to Norwegian ski jumpers.
FIS Grand Prix Wisła 2019: Polish team declassed other nations
Traditionally the atmosphere at Adam Małysz Hill in Wisla-Malinka was wonderful. Polish supporters cheered on the ski jumpers with passion. 10 teams from different nations participated that evening in the competition, but Polish team was unbeatable. Other teams did not have any chances to win and it was the sixth win in a row of Polish ski jumpers at Adam Małysz Hill in Wisla.
Piotr Żyła started the march to the victory. He made a jump of 128 meters in the first round, whereas in the final round his jump was two meters longer. – Today my jumps were quite good, however those of qualifications wasn’t worse.
Aleksander Zniszczoł made his contribution in the victory with his jumps of 125.5 and 124.5 meters. – The atmosphere here, at the facility, was amazing and I would like to thank the supporters for that. I had to prove in the qualifications and trainings that I am capable of jumping long and I am grateful for coaches’’ trust. I am satisfied with my jumps and happy with the victory.
Kamil Stoch was definitely the best among Polish ski jumpers. He jumped 128.5 meters in the first round, whereas his second jump of 134.5 meters was amazing. – My jumps weren’t very spectacular, but I have to admit that the second one gave me a lot of joy. If I jump like that, this summer wouldn’t be so hard for me. During summer the in-run is different than in winter and it is not obvious that if I jump good now, I will jump like that during winter season. I have to work hard during summer and I feel that if I have a good in-run position now, I will have similar during winter and I won’t have to start work from the beginning.
Dawid Kubacki finished what his teammates started with the jumps of 131.5 and 128.5 meters long. – I am satisfied with today’s competition, however everything wasn’t perfect. My landing of the first round needs some improvements, whereas that of the final round was quite okay.
Slovenian team stood on the second step of the podium. Among them jumped Tilen Bartol (129.5 and 126.5 meters), Anze Lanisek (121.5 and 126 meters), Peter Prevc (120 and 128 meters) and Timi Zajc (128 and 129 meters). - As a team we are happy with our place. We made good jumps. For us it is a really good result and we will see what will happen tomorrow – says Timi Zajc.
The third place belonged to Norwegian ski jumpers: Johann Andre Forfang (124.5 and 129 meters), Robin Pedersen (121.5 and 126.5 meters), Marius Lindvik (127 and 129 meters) and Daniel Andre Tande (124 and 121 meters). - For myself I am quite satisfied with my second jump, not that satisfied with the first one. It was a good competition for me and I am happy that we stood at the podium – says Johann Adre Forfang.
The individual competition will be held at Adam Małysz Hill in Wisła-Malinka on Sunday at 5.30 pm.