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Anže Lanišek of Slovenia was the man of the day with 135.0 and 135.5 meters which gave him 264.5 points and a large advantage over the runner-up, Philipp Aschenwald of Austria (130.5m, 129.5m, 243.9p). German Pius Paschke took the third place (130.5m, 130.0m, 238.4p).
I made some pretty good jumps, but I know I still have reserves. I’m glad that I’ve jumped relaxed, which was my goal for today. I had to focus on my jumps in on myself and not consider other elements. It didn’t matter that I had a big point advantage I just wanted to enjoy jumping.
It's really awesome. It’s my third competition in Planica and my third podium. It was a great performance from my side and nice to compete here. I thought that maybe I can beat Lanišek with a really good jump bit he was too good today. Tomorrow I’ll fight again for the first place.
I feel great. This is my first COC this winter and I’m really happy with the third place. It was quite snowy in the trial round, the landing was a bit soft but everything else was quite perfect. Tomorrow I’ll try to make good jumps again and then we’ll see.
Planica hosted the weekends first Ski Jumping Continental Cup competition. 54 athletes from 12 nations competed on the 139-meter Bloudek giant which received a large shipment of snow in the last day and a half.