Geiger wins the championships 0.5 points ahead of Granerud

The FIS Ski Flying World Championships in Planica continued with third and final round. The fight for medals and for the title of the best at the 26th edition of this competition was as exciting as we expected 24 hours ago.


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The balance of power hasn’t changed much after the third round. With 240.5 meters German Karl Geiger stayed in the lead, while Norway’s Halvor Egner Granerud and Markus Eisenbichler of Germany remained the closest challengers with a 7.7 and 17.2 point deficit.

In the final round Eisenbichler managed to avert an attack from Michael Hayboeck of Austria and finished in the bronze position. The battle for the title was a nail bitter. Granerud landed at 243 meters and challenged Geiger but the German remained calm and managed to show another great flight. 231.5 meters and far better judges points meant that he became the new ski flying champion.

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