2. Place for Stephan Leyhe - Sato and Kraft win in Sapporo

The two FIS World Cups this weekend in Sapporo were characterized by difficult conditions. On Saturday the Japanese Yukiya Sato jumped to 1st place and on Sunday Stefan Kraft could secure the victory at the Okurayama hill. Stephan Leyhe jumped with an outstanding jump in the second run from 8th place to 2nd place.

The constantly changing wind conditions continued throughout the weekend in Sapporo. Nevertheless Yukiya Sato jumped 137. 5 and 138. 5 metres on Saturday and won ahead of Stefan Kraft (138. 0 and 125. 0 metres) and Dawid Kubacki (136. 0 and 126. 0 metres). Stefan Leyhe jumped with a good performance on rank 5, Pius Paschke lined up with a 10th place. Karl Geiger and Constantin Schmid finished in the top 10 and only just behind them in 11th and 12th place. The second FIS World Cup in Sapporo was won by the Austrian Stefan Kraft. He jumped 139 meters in both the first and second heat. But also Stefan Leyhe could call up a top performance in the last run. The German, with the best jump of the competition (142. 0 metres), made up six places and thus landed in a well-deserved 2nd place. Ryoyu Kobayashi finished third in his home World Cup on Sunday after dropping to 15th place the day before due to bad wind conditions. There was another German top 10 place. Karl Geiger didn't let the difficult conditions upset him and achieved a good 5th place.

Feb 3, 2020

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