The 2020/21 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup season has ended today with the last individual competition. German Karl Geiger took the win with jumps of 231 and 232,5 meters. Geiger was also the winner of Planica 7 tournament and took the Ski Flying Crystal globe. Second place today belonged to Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi with jumps of 242 and 217 meters. Ryoyu Kobayashi also took the second place in the Ski Flying Standings. Markus Eisnebichler (221/230m) was third in today’s competition and in the Ski Flying Standings.
Best Slovenian in today's individual competition was Domen Prevc in 4th place (233/233m), Bor Pavlovčič with the distance of the day (249,5/218m) in the first round was 7th. Žiga Jelar (234,5/220m) took 12th place, Anže Lanišek (224/223,4m) was 14th and Peter Prevc (231,5/196,5) ended up in the 23rd place.
Overall winner of the World Cup is Halvor Egner Granerud of Norway with 1572 points. Second place in the Standings went to German Markus Eisenbichler with 1190 points, third was Kamil Stoch of Poland with 955 points.
Halvor Egner Granerud:
''It's been an amazing year and I knew that I would get the crystal globe here in Planica. I'm quite glad that it was secure before we came here, because the weekend had been pretty tough with the situation with Daniel and my jumping. In the last three weeks I didn't have a chance to train as much as I wanted to, that's why the jumping was a bit unstable, it was very good or very bad, nothing in between. But the feeling of lifting the crystal globe and hearing the national anthem was amazing. I got a chance to speak to my father and girlfriend during one of the interviews and that was really special.''
''This success is definitely a motivation fort the next season but I also realized that this is my best season ever and I'm really glad to have this good fight with Granerud. For me it's always important to have fun in this sport which I love. This year was really funny for me, making big victories and I'm really glad and thankful for my girlfriend and my family who are always making everything possible for me and encourage me. It was a great season for me and I'm really happy.''
''Right now it's difficult to express myself because Planica is a special place for me and I always want to fly as far as possible and take all the goodness from ski flying, but this weekend my heart was bleeding because I couldn't do anything and it was some kind of a nightmare for me. But any way I'm here sitting with the best two guys of the season and want to congratulate them for a really good and tough season. If you are on the podium you need to be satisfied and happy and thankful for the whole team and I want to say huge thank you to the Polish ski jumping team for their work and sacrifice and for creating an opportunity for me to show my good jumps.''