The wind also plays a major role in the search for a new ski flying world champion.
Richard freitag, andreas wellinger and co. Must be at the title competitions in oberstdorf from this friday (16.00 a.M.) hope that after storm "friederike", which had already prevented the qualifying event from being held on thursday, there will be some calm in the allgau region.
WIND: qualification at 14.30 o’clock, immediately afterwards the first two of four scoring jumps in the single. The program intensifies at the world championships in oberstdorf. "We have achieved more today than we thought", said FIS race director walter hofer. Thanks to a complete training run, the jumpers can start the world championships without qualification if necessary. Before it is supposed to be a bit calmer on the weekend, strong winds are predicted again for friday.
COMEBACK WITH RESTRISIKO: two weeks after his fall, the previously so strong richard freitag returns. "I’m taking it easy. I’m just going to enjoy it," announced the 26-year-old saxon, who still has hoof and knee complaints. Above all, freitag is thrilled by the atmosphere in his new home of choice. "I look forward to the atmosphere. It’s going to be the holle los", said the DSV jumper.
SICK TRAINER: qualification came too early for national coach werner schuster, he spent thursday still in bed with fever. "We hope that he will be fit again on friday", said markus eisenbichler, who flew 215 meters in training. At the start of the world championship the austrian was represented by his assistant christian winkler.
MANY FAVORITES: world record holder stefan kraft, defending champion peter prevc and the strong norwegians: the competition for the DSV athletes is huge, a single medal would be for freitag and co. A rough success. "There are 10 to 15 people competing for the medals. Luckily I am one of them," said the austrian kraft, who flew to 253.5 meters in vikersund last year.