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Ski jumping: is Geiger starting to catch up in Finland?


The 2019/20 World Cup in ski jumping will continue on Friday with individual jumping in Lahti. Jumping is available in the live ticker at

The 2019/20 World Cup in ski jumping will continue on Friday with individual jumping in Lahti. Jumping is available in the live ticker at

Lahti - The ski jumpers go into the weekend with a concentrated program. There are three competitions in Lahti, Finland. The first of two individual competitions will take place on Friday, will be included in the live ticker from 5:30 p.m.

The World Cup 2019/20 in ski jumping turns on the home straight. Six individual competitions are still on the program in the World Cup calendar. It starts with two competitions in Lahti. There is also a team jumping event in Finland.

For the German ski jumpers, the competitions on the large hill in Lahti have the motto: catching up. Karl Geiger is in second place in the overall standings, 118 points behind leader Stefan Kraft. Ski jumping: Here is an overview of the overall ranking

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The Oberstdorfer still has six opportunities to intercept the Austrian. Geiger wants to start the big catch-up in Lahti, but faces a strong opponent.

Kraft has impressively demonstrated its current form strength in the past two weeks. Victory on the domestic hill in Bad Mitterndorf was followed by success on the normal hill in Ransov, Romania. Kraft currently seems to dominate all jumps and conditions.

Ski jumping: excitement also in the Nations Cup

Geiger himself was also able to convince in Rasnov with his third World Cup victory this season and a second place on Sunday to catch strength in the overall standings, but the 27-year-old has to outgrow himself and hope for several mistakes by the 26-year-old Austrian.

In the Nations Cup there will also be a German-Austrian duel at the last competitions of the season. The Alpine Republic is 212 points ahead of the German eagles. In the remaining individual competitions and the three team competitions everything is still possible for Germany. Here is the interim status in the Nations Cup


Constantin Schmid jumped onto the podium for the first time in Rasnov.

© picture alliance / Daniel Karmann / dpa

In addition to Geiger, Stephan Leyhe, who finished second in Rasnov on Saturday and recently celebrated his first World Cup victory, and Constantin Schmid, who jumped onto the podium for the first time in his career on Sunday in Rasnov, are currently in good shape.

With the Austrians only strength is constant, the Nations Cup is still palpable for the German team. To get the prestigious title, the foundation stone has to be laid in Lahti. In addition to the individual jumping on Friday, there will be a team competition on Saturday before the World Cup in Finland will be concluded with another individual jumping on Sunday.

Ski jumping: Six German eagles start

In addition to Geiger, Leyhe and Schmid, the German team includes Markus Eisenbichler, Severin Freund and Pius Paschke in Lahti. Originally, only a single competition and team jumping were planned in Lahti. After the cancellation of the competition in Ruka on December 1, 2019, the individual jumping on Friday is the replacement competition for the failed jumping.

The first competition will take place on Friday at 5:30 p.m. is included in the live ticker.


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Source: merkur

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