This was the awesome day for polish jumpers. Almost all of them got the points in the first FIS Grand Prix competition this summer. On sart we saw 11 polish jumpers. 10 of them got the points and 7 of them were in the TOP 10. Numerous spectators at the hill made an excellent atmosphere and they cheered to all athlets.
Dawid Kubackim was the unrivaled winner. He jumped 123,5 m and 134,5 m, won the competition and beat by 7 poins Kamil Stoch. Stoch jumped 124 m and 120 m. Podium was completed by German Karl Geiger (123,5 m and 126 m).
- It will still take some time until I can make really good jumps, but the final jump today was the best so far and I can be satisfied, the jumps in the trial round in the first round were not really good technically. It was not easy to attack from eighth place, but I made it and so I'm satisfied. I showed that I can fight until the end - said Kubacki.
- My feelings after competition are really good, because I did my tasks. Anyway, it was a tough competition, conditions weren’t easy, because we had some back wind and the low gate, so we need to be focus and do our best. The best has won, Dawid was great today and I’m happy for my the second place - said Stoch.
- I’m really happy, it was a good competition for me, especially the second jump. It was my best here. It’s summer, it’s quite hot, but I’m satisfied. Atmosphere here is great as always, finally we have less corona rules, so we can enjoy it. Tomorrow I want to improve my jumps, that’s the most important - summped up Geiger.
In the TOP 10 there were 7 polish jumpers. Jakub Wolny jumped 129,5 m and 116 m and he ended on 4th position. 5th was Maciej Kot (115 m and 124,5 m), 6th Piotr Żyła (126 m and 119 m), 7th Paweł Wąsek (128 m and 117,5 m), 9th Aleksander Zniszczoł (118,5 m and 123 m), 20th Kacper Juroszek (113,5 m and 117,5 m), 23rd Jan Habdas (112,5 m and 116,5 m) and 24th Tomasz Pilch (113,5 m and 120,5 m).
- It was really good performance of the whole team. Conditions were a little bit changing, so during the second round we had to have some luck, but there's nothing to complain about. Dawid had a problem with timing in the first two jumps, but the last one was very good. Kamil has always a good feeling in the air, he never fight against skis, what's very important when there is a back wind. Maciej proved, that he's in the good shape, lie the other jumpers from the B team, but they weren't luckly with conditions. Piotr wwas probably over - motivated, we have to discuss about today's competition. Polish fans are amazing, they were watching competitions also in the rain. It's nice to be the coach of this team - summed up Thomas Thurnbichler.