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Ski jumping: World Cup favorite Granerud tested positive for Corona

2021-03-03T09:52:33.101Z

For the gold favorite, the World Cup ran ahead of schedule. Norway's ski jumping star Halvor Egner Granerud can tick off participation in jumping from the large hill after a positive corona test.



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Bad news for Halvor Egner Granerud

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The Norwegian ski jumping star Halvor Egner Granerud tested positive for the corona virus at the World Championships in Oberstdorf and was isolated.

This was confirmed by the 24-year-old top favorite on Instagram.

"I feel a little uncomfortable, but otherwise I'm fine," said Granerud: "That obviously means that the World Cup is over for me." The most important thing now is to get completely healthy again.

The world association FIS had previously announced on Wednesday morning that a member of the Norwegian ski jumping team had given a positive test result.

However, the FIS did not provide any personal details.

The FIS and the World Cup organizers initially did not answer inquiries about the effects on the World Cup and information about any other affected persons, either through quarantine, suspected or positive cases.

Granerud is by far the best ski jumper this winter.

After eleven victories this season, the yellow jersey of the overall leader in the World Cup can no longer be taken from him.

At major events such as the Four Hills Tournament or the World Cup kick-off in Oberstdorf, he fell short of the high expectations.

In the singles on the normal hill he was only fourth and won silver behind Germany with Norway's mixed team.

For the World Cup singles on the large hill on Friday (5 p.m., TV: ZDF and Eurosport), Norway's best flyer was still the top favorite for gold.

Granerud was at a loss about the positive test.

"I've done everything possible to avoid infection, but it's still possible," he said. "It shows me how important it is to be careful."

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Source: spiegel

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