Giants cheer from Stephan Leyhe. For the individual launch of ski cranes, the German eagle is in top form and brings the best result of his career. At the top is an underdog from Russia.
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Ski jumper Stephan Leyhe started with the first step on the podium of his World Cup winning career. Willinger had only beaten the Polish Wisla Jewgeni Klimow, who was the first Russian in history to win a World Cup. Third, Ryoyu Kobayashi from Japan.
The second best DSV Adler was Karl Geiger (Oberstdorf) in ninth place, the Olympic winner Andreas Wilhelger (Ruhpolding) showed up as the eleventh upward trend. The German team was extremely strong in the team: David Siegel (Baiersbronn) also achieved the best result of his 13th career, Markus Eisenbichler (Siegsdorf) followed in 15th place.
Richard Freitag (Aue), on the other hand, did not meet the expectations as 22nd. From the German point of view, only Pius Paschke (Kiefersfelden) did not reach 39th in the second round.
Several top others were the victims of the harsh conditions: Michael Hayböck, like the winner of the World Cup record Gregor Schlierenzauer (and Austria) and Simon Ammann (Switzerland), lost the second round. Even worse, they gave the old master Noriaki Kasai. The 46-year-old Japanese had already failed in qualifying and were also not nominated for team competition.