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Ski jumping: Four Hills Tournament now live – Eisenbichler crash


Ski jumping: Four Hills Tournament now live – Eisenbichler crash Created: 12/29/2022, 5:06 p.m By: Christoph Klaucke Markus Eisenbichler experienced a weak start to the Four Hills Tournament. © Ulrich Wagner/Imago The 71st Four Hills Tournament starts today with the first competition - with thousands of spectators in the Allgäu. The start in the live ticker. Ski jumping: Start of the Four Hil

Ski jumping: Four Hills Tournament now live – Eisenbichler crash

Created: 12/29/2022, 5:06 p.m

By: Christoph Klaucke

Markus Eisenbichler experienced a weak start to the Four Hills Tournament.

© Ulrich Wagner/Imago

The 71st Four Hills Tournament starts today with the first competition - with thousands of spectators in the Allgäu.

The start in the live ticker.

  • Ski jumping: Start of the Four Hills Tournament, Thursday, 4.30 p.m

  • Germany versus Austria:

    Explosive duel between Karl Geiger and Stefan Kraft

  • Spectator boom in Allgäu: 25,000 fans expected at the start of the tour in Oberstdorf

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Sato vs. Anze Lanisek:

The co-favorite from Slovenia only reaches 119.5 meters, but easily progresses.

Palosaari vs. Raimund:

The "diamond in the rough" (quote: national coach Horngacher) clearly beats the 113.5 meters to the Finn with 118.5 meters.

Aalto vs. Prevc:

The Finn lands after 112.5 meters, no problem for the Slovenian Prevc, who puts 119 meters in the snow.

Update 4:47 p.m .:

Markus Eisenbichler threatens to be eliminated in the first round.

The Upper Bavarian was served after his weak jump.

"It's tough.

In the rehearsal I thought it was going better.

Hey, I tried it.

I'm so disappointed, I have to keep going.

Now I'll keep my fingers crossed for the others.

Let's think about what I'll do," said Eisenbichler in the ZDF interview and was already looking towards the future.

“I like Garmisch, actually Oberstdorf too.

But the constitution is wrong at the back and at the front.

We have to consider whether it makes sense to continue torturing ourselves.

It's just not pretty and extremely bitter.”

Stefan Leyhe vs. Bresadola: A

good 122 meters from Leyhe, that's easily enough for the German.

Hoerl vs. Pius Paschke:

After the Norwegian Lindvik was able to assert himself, the next duel with German participation takes place.

However, Paschke remains clearly too short and threatens to be eliminated with only 110 meters.

The DSV-Adler was struggling with a tailwind.

Kos vs. Kobayashi:

The Japanese defending champion comes to 124.5 meters and loses his duel.

With this distance, however, he can have legitimate hopes of progressing over the "Lucky Loser".

Aigro vs. Constantin Schmid:

The next duel with German participation.

Schmid narrowly prevails with 111.5 meters.

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Markus Eisenbichler vs. Ipcioglu:

The first duel with a German.

The Turk creates 117 meters.

Eisenbichler even only 115 meters, so the Upper Bavarian is as good as eliminated.

START: The 71st Four Hills Tournament has begun.

Update from December 29, 4:28 p.m .:

In the 25 knockout duels of the first round, in which the respective winners and the five best losers qualify for the second round, there are the following pairings with German participation (in brackets the position in of qualification):

Karl Geiger (Oberstdorf/7th)

Stefan Kraft (Austria/44th)

Andreas Wellinger (Ruhpolding/8th)

Muhammed Ali Bekir (Turkey/43rd)

Philipp Raimund (Oberstdorf/14th)

Vilho Palosaari (Finland/37th)

Pius Paschke (Kiefersfelden/21.)

Jan Hörl (Austria/30th)

Constantin Schmid (Oberaudorf/24.)

Artti Aigro (Estonia/27th)

Markus Eisenbichler (Siegsdorf/25.)

Fatih Arda Ipcioglu (Turkey/26th)

Stephan Leyhe (Willingen/31.)

Giovanni Bresadola (Italy/20th)

Update from December 29, 4:20 p.m .:

National coach Stefan Horngacher is confident about the Four Hills Tournament.

“It was definitely a step in the right direction.

The boys are well adjusted, now it's time.

The trend is rising," said the Austrian on ZDF.

Horngacher was also delighted with Andreas Wellinger's form.

“He gets more security and confidence in his jumps.

If we continue to improve like this, then it can still be really nice for us.”

Four Hills Tournament in the live ticker: Karl Geiger shows a strong test jump

Update from December 29, 4:15 p.m .:

Karl Geiger made a good set in the test round in contrast to the weak Markus Eisenbichler and confirmed his good form from the qualification.

The DSV-Adler jumped 134 meters.

He also has to bring that in order to safely reach the second round.

Because at the start, Germany's flagship jumper will face off in a direct duel with co-favorite Stefan Kraft from Austria.

In the 25 knockout duels in the first round, only the better qualifies for the next section.

In addition, there are five so-called "lucky losers", the five best jumpers who have lost their duel, in the next round.

Four Hills Tournament: Germany's "cursed hill" in Oberstdorf

Update from December 29, 3:55 p.m .:

The Four Hills Tournament starts in a good half hour.

However, whoever wins in Oberstdorf today is far from having won.

As is well known, the overall ranking is only settled after four jumps.

The opening winner was not always lucky in the past.

Karl Geiger?

Won in Oberstdorf in 2020 and reached for the gold eagle in vain.

Martin Schmitt?

Won three times in a row in the Allgäu and never won the Four Hills Tournament.

Christopher Duffner?

Triumphed at Schattenberg and then never again.

Jens Weissflog?

He got his last tournament victory when the seemingly unbeatable Mika Laitinen fell badly one day after the opening victory.

The dominator of the first of four hills collapsed surprisingly often, sometimes dramatically - and sometimes never recovered from it.

For the DSV-Adler, Oberstdorf is a kind of cursed hill.

There have been ten German victories there since 1991, most recently Geiger in the ghost jump in the first Corona winter, only Sven Hannawald then also got the tour eagle after the first of his two Oberstdorf victories.

That is well below the already measly overall rate: only twelve of the youngest 30 winners cheered after Bischofshofen.

Four Hills Tournament live today: Geiger in the first duel against Kraft

Preliminary report:

Oberstdorf – The Four Hills Tournament is the absolute highlight of the winter sports season in ski jumping.

On Thursday afternoon, from 4.30 p.m. here in the live ticker, is the start in Oberstdorf.

For the first time since January 2020, spectators are allowed to watch a tournament on the Schattenbergschanze, 25,000 fans are expected in the World Cup arena in 2021.

At the beginning there is an explosive duel between Germany's hopeful Karl Geiger and Austria's top jumper Stefan Kraft.

Four Hills Tournament

December 29, 2022 to January 6, 2023

Location: Oberstdorf, Innsbruck, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bischofshofen

Record winner: Janne Ahonen (5)

Defending champion: Ryōyū Kobayashi

Germany versus Austria: Explosive duel between Karl Geiger and Stefan Kraft

“Unfortunately, I caught a bit of a bad co-partner.

If the jumps stay like this, I don't have to pee in my shirt," said Karl Geiger in comparison with Stefan Kraft.

World champion against world champion, former Oberstdorf winner against former Oberstdorf winner: Duels like this only happen at the Four Hills Tournament – ​​and even then only rarely.

At the start of the tour in the Allgäu it's that time again.

Such duels are known in the history of the tour, especially from the times of Sven Hannawald.

During his triumph in 2001/02, the former ski jumping star skipped qualification four times and started with number 50 against the winner of the preliminary round.

Something like that is no longer possible 21 years later because nobody is fixed for the competition anymore.

Ski jumping in the live ticker: Geiger aggressive at the Four Hills Tournament

The fact that there is now a duel of jumping greats was not due to Geiger, who was on target as seventh in the qualification.

But rather in strength, which was only 44th on a weak day.

The 29-year-old violinist can even gain something from the difficult task.

“It can even be an incentive.

He always jumps damn well in Oberstdorf.

But I still have reserves," said the man from the Allgäu.

After his previous performances in the World Cup, Kraft is one of the narrow favorites, Geiger is more of an extended one.

Norway's Halvor Egner Granerud won the qualification on Wednesday.

The last German victory so far in the Allgäu was achieved by the violinist from Oberstdorf two years ago.

And the DSV team has another hot iron in the fire alongside Olympic champions Andreas Wellinger and Markus Eisenbichler.

Four Hills Tournament in the live ticker: "Raw diamond" Raimund surprised

22-year-old Philipp Raimund, who normally competes in the Continental Cup, i.e. in the second league of ski jumping, jumped 131 meters to 14th place is a special feature.

“You can hear the quake in the stadium.

It was a lot of fun."

National coach Stefan Horngacher was also very satisfied.

"He's a diamond in the rough," said the 53-year-old on ZDF about Raimund.

This Thursday he wants to prove it again from 4.30 p.m., here in the live ticker, at the start of the Four Hills Tournament (schedule, dates, hills - all information).

Raimund then meets the Finn Vilho Palosaari in a knockout duel in the competition.


Source: merkur

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