The German ski jumpers compete in the second competition of the four hills tournament with twelve athletes. In the case of the qualification in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Oberstdorf-Second Markus Eisenbichler came in on 135,5 Meter and took fourth place.

The victory in the qualifying round went to the Polish Dawid Kubacki, also jumped on 135,5 Meter. Second Ryoyu Kobayashi from Japan, joining on new year’s day (14 hrs / live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE, TV: ARD and Eurosport) it was his second success, and as a favorite is. Rank three took the title of defender Kamil Stoch.

Except for Justin Lisso all the DSV-eagle made the top 50. However, not all athletes, it ran as good as iron Bichler. Olympic Winner Andreas Wellinger (28.) and Severin Freund (43.) were again short of expectations and must now hope for in a heavy knock-out duels in the second round. “The jumps were better,” said friend.

The 30-Year-old even has to fear to go to the second stop of the tour in Austria not to continue, because the Team will be reduced and seven other German Springer are currently better than he is.

Not in Garmisch, the Slovenian Prevc will be brothers: Peter, of the tour, the winner of 2015/2016, disappointed at Position 61, and his brother Domen only 64.

the K. o.-duels in Garmisch with German participation:

Markus eisenbichler-Moritz Baer
Karl Geiger, Philipp aschenwald (Austria)
Stephan Leyhe – Yevgeny Klimov (Russia)
David Siegel – Anze Semenic (Slovenia)
Richard Friday – Kevin Bickner (USA)
Constantin Schmid – Stefan Kraft (Austria)
Martin Hamann – Vladimir Zografski (Bulgaria)
Andreas Wellinger – Daniel Huber (Austria)
Pius Paschke, Robert Johansson (Norway)
Felix Hoffmann – Johann Andre Forfang (Norway)
Severin Freund – Roman Koudelka (Czech Republic)

Here you will find the schedule for the four-hills-tournament.


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