“That annoys me extremely”: violinist at the flight

Karl Geiger pounded against his helmet, waved and sneaked frustrated from the spout: The dream of the successful title defense at the ski flight World Cup in the Norwegian Vikersund is already crissful for the Oberstdorfer on the first day.

“That’s a pity, it annoys me extremely. I hope I can have fun here a bit of fun,” Geiger said in the ARD, after the world in the world as a best German with place in 13 had adopted the fight for gold.

Horngacher over Geiger: “He has not succeeded him”

National coach Stefan Horngacher spoke similar to clear words. “We are very kinked and definitely out of the medal race.” To violinist, who came to 209.0 and 199.0 m (389.9 points) with very difficult wind conditions, he said very clearly: “He was no jump.” With the fight for the medals, the DSV Adler will not have anything to do on Saturday. The passages three and four will then be held from 16.30 (live! At flight World). On Sunday there is still a team flying.

It leads to the halftime the Norwegian Olympic champion Marius Lindvik (457.5), which jumped 232.5 and 226.5 m, before Austria’s world recorder Stefan Kraft (451.0) and the Slovenian Domen Prevc (437.6). The other Germans have no chances on the podium anymore. The German record holder Markus Eisenbichler (Siegsdorf) flew to 185.0 m and 204.5 m, so the World Cup third from 2020 ranks 22 (361.9). “The rehearsal was not wrong, but after that it was just shit what I did – you have to honestly say that,” said Eisenbichler.

The Flight

Routinian Severin Friend (Rastbuchl), 2014 in the Czech Harrachov world champion, occupied with 206.5 and 209.0 m (385.3 points) Rank 14. Youngster Constantin Schmid (Oberaudorf) came to twice 206.0 m and 15 (384, 1) And said, “Partly it was impossible here to jump.” Andreas Wellinger (Ruhpolding / 216.5 + 187.5 m) is located in 16th place.

Only two could defend their title

So far, there were only two jumpers who successfully defend their title: Sven Hannawald won 2000 and 2002, the Norwegian Roar Ljökelsöy, later German co-trainer, won 2004 and 2006.

“Skiffly was my world, but you have to stay with them,” said Hannawald, who had sailed in 2000 on the old hill of Vikersund: “You have to deal with it.”

Fed in ski jump spring is still abundant: After the World Cup, the next weekend in Oberstdorf and then at the World Cup final in Planica on the biggest jobs.