After witnessing a rather unexciting trial round in Planica, Gregor Schlierenzauer from Austria heated up the mass of spectators in the first round of Friday’s competition. He is currently in lead with the 232.5 metres flight, for which he scored 226.5 points. The runner-up is Ahonen from Finland, whose flight was 20 metres shorter, while Tom Hilde from Norway finished 3rd with the 211.5 metres long flight.
Four out of five Slovenian jumpers assured their place in the final round. Jurij Tepeš, Jernej Damjan, Primož Pikl and Robert Kranjec all flew the distance around 190 metres and are ranked between the 21st and 28th place.
- results of the 1st round (PDF)