Ryoyu Kobayashi has won the first Jump of the four hills tournament in Oberstdorf. The Japanese won with jumps on 138.5 and 126.5 meters in front of Markus Eisenbichler. The 27-year-old German secured with 133,0 and 129,0 meters, the surprising second place – just 0.4 points behind Kobayashi. Third, the Austrian Stefan Kraft, who won the qualification was. Olympic winner Andreas Wellinger and world champion Severin friend failed already in the first round. Germany tour-hope Karl Geiger had to settle for twelfth place.
a narrow victory for Ryoyu #Kobayashi in #Oberstdorf! The complete result! #4hills pic.twitter.com/y6zlVhRegk
— four-hills-tournament (@a) 30. December 2018,
In the first round of the German athletes will be provided two Surprises. The positive eisenbichler, showed the second-best jump, and only by Kobayashi, the top favourite for the overall victory, has been exceeded.
The negative Surprise was Andreas wellinger. The Olympic champion and Pyeongchang came in a Width of 114,5 meters, lost his duel against the Austrian Markus Schiffner and was eliminated before the final. Wellinger was not with his botched jump happy. “The head nut for the Shit I’ve given me,” said the 23-Year-old.
Geiger was with 129,0 meters in the first round in eleventh place, still within reach of the front seats, lost 128,0 meters in the second round, but a rank, rather than improve. Stephan Leyhe was 13., Richard Freitag and David Siegel landed on the squares 16 and 17. The Pole Kamil Stoch, who won the tour in the past two years, with jumps to 127.0 and 131,0 meters Aft.