After a rather disappointing winter, the German ski jumpers are in good form in the qualification in Ruka.
After a rather disappointing winter, the German ski jumpers are in good form in the qualification in Ruka. Andreas Wellinger wins and gives hope for the auction on Saturday.
The German ski jumpers made a very good impression in the first competition jump of the new season. In the qualification for Ruka/Finland, Andreas Wellinger won with 144.0 meters in the absence of Markus Eisenbichler, who was not taken into account.
“For me it was the best jump so far. I had a very good connection in the first phase of the flight, so it’s fun.”said a satisfied Andreas Wellinger.
Four Germans in the top six
Karl Geiger also showed a solid performance after shaky training jumps and finished the qualification in seventh place. Overall, national coach Stefan Horngacher was very satisfied with his team’s performance.
Stephan Leyhe in third place and Philipp Raimund in sixth place were equally convincing. Pius Paschke (13) and Martin Hamann (18) rounded off the strong team result
Wellinger was the best performing DSV Adler in the previous season. The man from Traunstein ended last season with two World Cup victories and is heading into the winter of 2023/24 with great ambitions. In 2014 he had a bad fall in Kuusamo and missed a large part of the season.
Spetkakel in Ruka
In Kuusamo the athletes jump on one of the largest ski jumps in the world, the hill size is 142 meters. The first World Cup points of the season will be competed for on Saturday from 4:15 p.m. The second competition follows on Sunday (4:15 p.m.) at the same location.
Also back in the World Cup: Swiss veteran Simon Ammann. The four-time Olympic champion showed a good jump even at the age of 42 and confidently made it into the final on Saturday.