When the world's best skihoppere Friday to compete in the austrian city of Innsbruck in the third of the four departments in the famous firebakketurnering, it is a 24-year-old Sabirzhan Muminov from Kazakhstan.
He is probably still somewhere in the city and lick the wounds after the crash, he took on Thursday during the initial training.
When it is from time to time go wrong for the authors, it is usually in connection with the landing. How to...immediately in the seconds when they hit the ground.
Such a scenario it not for the unfortunate Muminov. Or should we dare ourselves to say clumsy Muminov...?
He landed basically perfect in træningshoppet, but the move was too high, and he could not manage to brake in time. Often one sees both skihoppere as skiers glide quickly down on the gang in the target area to turn in good time. Muminov reached it not.
And so it went, as one might fear.
With a rage he thundered into the gang and continuing beyond. More com ilende to see him, and messages going on, that he cut off a part grimaces in pain but otherwise escaped from the incident without any broken limbs.
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He allowed himself to be above the second training session, before he tried his hand in the qualifying. It was not much out of. He landed according to plan - but only reached out on 92,5 meters, which gave a message 62. space. Therefore he came not in the finals.
The Norwegian trainer, Alexander Stöckl, says to Dagbladet that he did not even saw the crash, but that he doubts that it had anything with the track condition to do.
the Hill is in perfect condition, it came dry from the Stöckl.
Muminov is not just one of the biggest stars in international ski jumping. He has several times been in the World Cup since 2014, but he still has not scored a single point this season.
In the first two sections of the firebakketurneringen respectively in Oberstdorf and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, he has not managed to qualify for the final.