While the victory of Slovenia was never in question, it was a tough fight for the second and third place in which the German team (Severin Freund, Andreas Wellinger, Markus Eisenbichler, Karl Geiger) came out on top after an outstanding jump of Karl Geiger (238 m). The third place went to the team of Norway.
“My second jump was really amazing, it was by far my best jump this weekend and I could show it at exactly the right time. I’m just more than happy right now that I could show such a jump in the team event because it’s so good for the entire team to win silver here today. More wasn’t possible today, so this feels like gold to us”, Geiger said after today’s competition.
The Norwegians (Johann Andre Forfang, Daniel Andre Tande, Halvor Egner Granerud, Marius Lindvik) were fighting for bronze against Austria until the very last jump. Individual World Champion Marius Lindvik was better than Stefan Kraft and secured the bronze medal for the hosts.
Austria finished fourth, 6.9 points behind Norway. The teams of Poland, Japan, and Finland ame in fifth, sixth, and seventh.
The Ski Jumping World Cup continues next weekend with two Ski Flying competitions in Oberstdorf (GER), before the World Cup will conclude in Planica (SLO) with three competitions (2 x individual and 1 x team).