The 25th edition of the FIS Ski Flying World Championships is ready to start with four days of action in Oberstdorf (GER) beginning on Thursday 18th January.
The FIS Ski Flying World Championships are held for the 25th time. It's already the sixth SFWC in Oberstdorf. The World Champions were already crowned there in 1973, 1981, 1988, 1998 and 2008.
Richard Freitag, who fell in Innsbruck during the 4-Hills-Tournament and couldn't take part in any competition since, was named to the German team for the Ski Flying World Championships in Oberstdorf.
At the end of last year, Matjaz Pungertar of Slovenia has decided to end his career in Ski Jumping.
At the FIS Ski Flying World Championships from Thursday to Sunday in Oberstdorf (GER), the athletes can not only win the prestigious titles but also CHF 142 000,-.
The upcoming Ski Flying World Championships in Oberstdorf (GER) will take place without the two former World Champions Robert Kranjec and Gregor Schlierenzauer.
The second Ski Flying competition of the weekend on the Kulm-hill in Bad Mitterndorf (AUT) became a victim of the strong wind on Sunday.
Maren Lundby also won the second competition of the FIS World Cup Ladies Ski Jumping in Sapporo (JPN). After jumps to 95,5 and 98,5 meters Lundby got 251,6 points and had a 20,2 point lead over Sara Takanashi who finished second. Third place went to Germany´s Katharina Althaus.
Norway's Andreas Stjernen won the first Ski Flying event of the winter on the legendary Kulm-hill in Austria. With jumps of 229 m and 226 m, the 29-year-old came in ahead of his teammate Daniel Andre Tande in a great Ski Flying competition. The third place surprisingly went to Swiss veteran Simon Ammann.
Due to his crash in the first official training round yesterday, Russia's Dimitry Vassiliev will not compete in today's Ski Flying event on the Kulm-hill.
Maren Lundby won the first Individual competition of the FIS World Cup Ladies Ski Jumping in Sapporo (JPN). With jumps to 95,5 and 93,5 meters and 252,9 points Lundby stayed ahead of Germanys Katharina Althaus and local hero Sara Takanashi.
In the qualification for the first Ski Flying World Cup event of the season in Bad Mitterndorf (AUT) the Norwegians could once again prove their excellent Ski Flying skills.
Sara Takanashi won the qualification for the first Individual competition of the FIS World Cup Ladies Ski Jumping in Sapporo (JPN). With 95,0 meters and 126,3 points, the local hero stayed ahead of Katharina Althaus and Maren Lundby.
David Siegel and Andreas Wank provided a 1-2 finish for the German team in the second Continental Cup competition in Bischofshofen (AUT) on Thursday.
Nothing shall stand in the way of the Ski Flying World Championships in Oberstdorf (GER), at least when it comes to the snow situation.
Only a few days after the final event of the 4-Hills-Tournament, the next event is already held on the Paul-Ausserleitner-hill in Bischofshofen (AUT). Two Continental Cup competitions will take place there on Wednesday and Thursday.
The German ski jumpers will travel to the next World Cup on the upcoming weekend on the Kulm Ski Flying hill in Bad MItterndorf (AUT) without Richard Freitag.
Despite the recent difficult situation with various disappointing result during the 4-Hills-Tournament, the Austrian ski jumpers are now looking forward to the upcoming Ski Flying event in front of their home crowd in Bad Mitterndorf.
According to a report of the Japan Times, the qualifying period of the Japanese Ski Association for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games already ended last Saturday. So the team for PyeongChang seems set now.
David Siegel of Germany could celebrate a win in front of a home crowd in the second Continental Cup competition in Titisee-Neustadt.
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