The first individual test winner of the season in ski jumping is German Markus Eisenbichler. He was joined on the podium by compatriot Karl Geiger and Daniel Huber from Austria. Up to four Slovenes. Anže Lanišek, the leader after the first series, finished highest in sixth place.
After the team game on Saturday, in which the Austrians celebrated, Wisla conducted an individual preliminary test, which was shaped by wind conditions. He found himself best on Malinka ski jump Markus Eisenbichler, which celebrates its second World Cup victory, its first on the ski jump. In front of Wisła, the German stepped on the stage of the World Cup in March 2019 at the Gorišek brothers airport in Planica.
Eisenbichler jumped from third place to victory after the first series, in the final he managed 134 meters and celebrated reliably. His closest opponent, compatriot Karl Geiger, overturned by nine points, and Geiger won two places in the final. Austrian Daniel Huber, second after half of the match, landed on the lower stage of the winning podium.
Huber was slightly behind before the final Anžet Laniško, who took advantage of excellent wind conditions on the first jump and led with 136 meters. He did not succeed in the finals, slipping into sixth place with a modest 118 meters. Before he finished Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud and Piotr Zyla from Poland.
Trio at the back
They also got points from the Slovenes Bor Pavlovčič, who slipped from 17th to 20th place in the final, Timi Zajc (23.) in Peter Prevc (30.). The latter did not have the best conditions in the first series, Zajc was 28th, and Prevc broke into the fight only after the unfortunate jump of last season’s finalist Stefan Kraft, last year’s World Cup winner , which did not have good conditions, like Prevc and Zajc. Austria finished in 32nd place.
Jelar and Bartol too short for the finals
They were too short for the Slovenian finals Ziga Jelar (38.) in Tilen Bartol (39.).
The ski jumping caravan will travel from Poland to Finland, where two individual matches will be held next weekend in Ruka.
Wisla, Series 1:
Six Slovenes for Sunday’s match. “We can’t be happy with today’s performances.”
The Austrians won at Wisła, the Slovenes lost the battle for fifth place with the Japanese