The German ski-jumper Markus Eisenbichler with a strong second place in the 67. Four-hills-tournament started. The world Cup-third had to give in Oberstdorf and jumps on 133 and 129 meters only the favourites Ryoyu Kobayashi from Japan beaten. "This is great. I didn't think that it rises here," said Eisenbichler. Third place went to double world champion Stefan Kraft from Austria.
iron Bichler was already after the first passage. But halfway through, he came over not on the 22-year-old Japanese Kobayashi, who has already been traded before the start of the tour as the favourite for the overall victory. He flew in the first round at 138 meters, iron Bichler behind it remained with 133 meters of relatively clear - in the second jump, these ratios should be reversed due to the wind conditions. At the end of iron Bichler missing the equivalent of only 22 centimeters on the winner of the day. "I'm going to stay relaxed. I know I'm in good shape," said the by his colleagues - "Eisei" is called the Athlete. "The four-tenths't hurt to do so, because Markus has the level to win somewhere else a Jump. For us, it is super. It was very, very important for him", said national coach Werner Schuster his protégé.
friend and Wellinger divorce prematurely
Off the Top-placing iron bichlers experienced the German Team, however, already in the first round of a bitter disappointment than the previous tour-the Second of Severin Freund and Andreas failed Wellinger in advance and the second round missed. They had to bury all hopes in the case of the four-hills-tournament after the first jump. "I need to let sink in, so something's not fun," said an annoyed Wellinger in the 25 to 500 spectators at a sold-out Arena in the shadow of the mountain. "It was a very poor performance, too bad. A day like today I would have liked," said a friend at the exit of the Arena.
the other DSV Springer fell short of expectations. Local hero and favourite Karl Geiger came two weeks after his victory in Engelberg, as the second-best German on rank twelve, directly in front of Stephan Leyhe. Richard Friday, last year, Second in Oberstdorf, landed on rank 16. "The first meters not to feel for me currently is so beautiful, as I jump into the Void. I have the feeling that I'm always early," he said.
a Disappointing first Jump of this year's tour, also Kamil Stoch from Poland: the defender of The title was after five tour-single-follow on piece, this time in Eighth place.
can not weigh, in Spite of its apparent dominance of the past few weeks, the winner of Oberstdorf Kobayashi in security: Too often, the Oberstdorf-winner crashed at the end: Since 1993, only ten of the 25 jumpers brought their on shadow mountain, conquered the leadership in the overall standings to Bischofshofen. The second competition of the four hills tournament takes place on new year's day in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.