Raw Air opener: Geiger on the podium!
Saturday - Individual Jumping
Under difficult wind conditions the ski jumpers had to compete in round one. Karl Geiger could only place 13th at first. But in the second round the German started an impressive catch-up and improved by 10 places. In the end he could be happy about the third place, which is a strong result.
The victory in the Raw Air opener went to Anze Lanisek from Slovenia, who showed a strong performance in the second round (139.5 meters) and beat the competition. Second place went to the defending Raw Air Tour champion, Stefan Kraft from Austria.
The performance of Andreas Wellinger was particularly impressive. The German, who was struggling with health problems, fought his way to 5th place and secured the second top-5 result for the DSV.
Overall, the opening of the Raw Air tournament was an exciting competition in which the athletes showed great performances despite difficult conditions.
Sunday - Individual Jumping
Stefan Kraft from Austria won the second competition of Raw Air Tour at Holmenkollen in Oslo and leads the overall ranking. The Austrian jumped on 130.5 and 131.5 meters and scored 266.1 points. Second place went to Anze Lanisek from Slovenia, who won the first competition the day before. With jumps on 126.5 and 128.5 meters he scored 257.8 points and was only 0.1 points ahead of Poland's Dawid Kubacki, who finished third with jumps on 127 and 130 meters.
Andreas Wellinger was the best DSV athlete in eighth place, Markus Eisenbichler jumped to ninth place and improved eleven positions compared to the first round. Karl Geiger was able to catch up again and finished twelfth. Justin Lisso was able to score World Cup points for the first time this season and finished in 13th place.
The next stop of the Raw Air Tour is Lillehammer. We are already very excited to see who will come out on top there.