Kubacki dominates season opener in Wisła
Saturday - Individual Jumping
In Wisła, for the first time in the history of the Ski Jumping World Cup, an official competition was held as a hybrid event. Jumpers started in an ice track and landed on synthetic mats. Poland's Dawid Kubacki won the first World Cup jumping event of the season in front of his home crowd with an advantage of 5.6 points over Norway's Halvor Egner Granerud. Stefan Kraft from Austria finished third.
The highest ranked DSV athlete that day was Pius Paschke in twelfth place, just ahead of Markus Eisenbichler who finished only 0.2 points behind his teammate. Karl Geiger did not make it into the second round with a weak first jump.
Sunday - Individual Jumping
Also in the individual event on Sunday there was no way around Dawid Kubacki. After two rounds the 32-year-old was 8.3 points ahead of Anze Lanisek from Slovenia. Norwegian Marius Lindvik finished third. Kubacki's dominant performance put him in position as one of the top favorites early on this season.
On the second day of competition all DSV eagles made it into the top 30. Best-placed German was again Pius Paschke on rank 15, Karl Geiger showed an improvement on rank 17. Youngster Philipp Raimund convinced on rank 19.