Norwegians are quite satisfied with their jumps from the qualification round, but the training one were little bit worse. - I am satisfied with the qualification jump, but the training one was really bad – said us the third ski jumper from Thursday’s qualification event. Robert Johansson noticed that there is still some job to be done to improve his jumps: - My jump was okay. I guess I still have to work on some technical details – inrun and so on – but with the patience it will be good in the following competitions. Only Joachim Oedegaard Bjoereng is completely satisfied with his performance: - The start was okay, probably a little bit better in the qualification round.
We asked also the Norwegians about their opinion of the new qualification system which is tested during FIS Grand Prix Wisła 2017. The objective is that all the ski jumpers, even the top10 of the overall classification, need to participate in the qualification. – This new system is not problem for me, but sometimes it can be a problem for the leader or the favourites during one of Four Hill Tournament’s competition if their jump is just fine, not perfect– said Daniel Andre Tande. For Robert Johansson the changes are a good idea: - I think it might be a good change. For top10 athletes it was like they missed one, kind of, training round. I don’t know, it will be good for people who watch the competition. In my opinion top10 ski jumpers shouldn’t have any problems with qualifying to the first round.
Norwegian team is ready to fight for the best results in the upcoming season. Daniel Andre Tande hopes that he: - will do everything even better than last season and that I will stay in a better shape even longer.