After cancelled qualifications, organizers and chief of competition had a difficult time with todays conditions, but they did an amazing job managing to carry out one competition round out of two.
In the only round of the competition, Karl Geiger of Germany managed to show the best jump in difficult conditions and won with 232 meters and 237,3 point. With this he is also in the lead for the Planica 7 prize. Second was Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi with 231 meters and 227,7 points. Third place took local Bor Pavlovčič, who jumped 227,5 meters and collected 225,2 points. Kobayashi is still in the lead in the standings for the Ski Flying crystal globe with 20 points in front of Geiger. Third in the standings is Markus Eisenbichler.
Slovenian eagles performed on a really high level today. 4th place, behind Pavlovčič, was Domen Prevc with 223,5 meters. Peter Prevc with 216 meters and Žiga Jelar with 223 meters were 11th and 12th. Inside best 30 ski jumpers were also Anže Semenič (217m) with 19th place, Lovro Kos with 21st (220m), Cene Prevc with 22nd (232,5m) and Anže Lanišek with 26th place (212m).
“It wasn't an easy competition today. A lot of waiting kept the pressure up, down and up again, but I think when you are a few years in World Cup and you had a few competitions like this, you know what to do. Today it worked out really great for me and I am really satisfied. On Sunday I will try to win the Ski flying globe, but Ryoyu is really in an awesome shape so it will be hard, but I will do my best, try to have some fun and we will see.”
“I am really satisfied with my jumps today. It was very difficult to compete today but I am looking forward to Sunday where I will try do my best and enjoy in jumps. For tomorrows team competitions we hope for the podium, but we will see.”
“Today’s third place is really special for me, because this is in my hometown ski flying hill and this podium has much more value than second place in Klingenthal. It was really long competition today so I have plenty of time to be with myself, to keep focused and try to say energy for the jump and also try not to become sleepy. Tomorrow is another day, a team competition. The whole season we are waiting for the podium and I think that tomorrow is a good chance to finally make it. But there are strong competitors, so we will see tomorrow.”