Andreas Wellinger is suffering from knee problems since the opening event of the FIS Grand Prix 2017 in Wisla (POL) last week and will, therefore, be sidelined for a couple of weeks.
After their success in Friday's team competition, the team of head coach Stefan Horngacher celebrated a double victory in their home event on Saturday. Germany's Karl Geiger surprised in third.
The team of Poland, with Piotr Zyla, Kamil Stoch, Dawid Kubacki and Maciej Kot, took the first win of the 2017 Ski Jumping summer season. Lead by an outstanding Dawid Kubacki, the team scored a total of 994.7 points and came in ahead of Norway (982.5 points) and Germany (951.9 points) in a very exciting competition. This was already the fourth win in Wisla for the Polish team, after their successes in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The local heroes Maciej Kot and Dawid Kubacki provided a Polish double victory in this summer's first qualification in Wisla (POL). Jumps of 128 m (Kot) and 125 m (Kubacki) were enough for the two Poles to came in ahead of Norway's Daniel Andre Tande (127 m) and Czech Roman Koudelka (127.5 m).
22-year-old Klemens Muranka of Poland was the outstanding athlete in the opening events of this summer's COC in Kranj (SLO). After his first win on Friday evening, he was also clearly the best athlete in Saturday's competition, which was again held under difficult conditions.
Background story: The 23rd Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang (KOR), the highlight of the next winter season for every athlete, will start less than eight months from now.
USA Nordic Sports announced its team nominations for the upcoming 2017/18 season on Thursday.
Kaarel Nurmsalu, who returned to the Ski Jumping World Cup last winter after a three-year break, has now decided to end his career.
Roman Koudelka was the best in a competition in Lomnice nad Popelkou (CZE) on Friday evening.
Training under winter conditions already late October? This shall be possible in Falun (SWE) this fall.
The Czech Ski Association announced its team nominations for the 2017/18 season on Wednesday.
Not only the Ski Jumping competition calendars for the upcoming summer and winter season were confirmed at the FIS Calendar Conference in Portoroz (SLO), some important steps for the future of ladies' Ski Jumping were also taken there.
The FIS Calendar-Conference was held this week in the Slovenian coastal town of Portoroz. There the FIS Council also made some decisions regarding proposals which were worked out by the Ski Jumping Committee in its meeting earlier.
Athletes of all the FIS disciplines are elected to the FIS Athlete's Commission in order to represent their interests. For Ski Jumping, the representatives are Sarah Hendrickson (USA) for the ladies and Andreas Stjernen (NOR) for the men.
Four months after he suffered an ACL tear during training in Oberstdorf late January, everything is going according to plan for Severin Freund in the rehabilitation and so a comeback on the hill is getting closer.
Right at the beginning of the preparation for the new season, there is bad news from Slovenia. Jaka Hvala suffered a serious injury on Friday during the first jumping training camp of the B-Team in Villach (AUT).
Veteran Janne Ahonen, Ville Larinto, Jarkko Maeaettae and Antti Aalto were named to the Finnish Ski Jumping national team for the 2017/18 season.
Pekka Niemelae will get some support from home in his work as head coach of the Turkish Ski Jumping team. Kimmo Savolainen will replace Frederic Zoz on the coaching staff of the Turks.
The national ski associations of France (FFS) and Italy (FISI) recently also announced their teams for the 2017/18 season.
With Andreas Wellinger and Markus Eisenbichler, fourth and eighth in last winter's overall World Cup, only two athletes received the men's A-Team status of the German Ski Association (DSV) for the upcoming season.
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