To kick off the tour in Oberstdorf, had lodged the Swiss ski jumping Team in a health clinic. And patients in the wards of head coach Ronny hornschuh were in this Winter. The Only one who came on tours (Killian Peier), had determined in the last competition before Christmas in Engelberg, a concealed damper. According to carefully formulated horn Shoe the claim to Peier: eight jumps, so the qualification for the second round. It was a (too) deep target for the Romand.
In the first two betting he had to fight a technical error in the System. Thanks to the stability that has found the 23-year-old Vaud, enough, nevertheless, to the spaces 19 and 23. And when he had fixed the bug, stood Peier correctly. On Friday in Innsbruck (7.) and on Sunday in Bischofshofen (8.) picked up his first two Top Ten places in the world Cup. The conclusion would have been even more possible, but the Swiss had in the second round, the worst conditions of all the jumpers from the first 20. His great leap was rewarded so little.
The first Swiss in the Top 10
"their base is on a very good basic level, he falls only very rarely," says horn Shoe. At the four-hills-tournament in the big spot light Peier made again a big step forward. In tenth place of the overall standings, he is the first Swiss in the Top Ten since Simon Ammann (3.) five years ago.
the four-time Olympic champion left the Arena in the province of Salzburg with the 15'000 spectators with a V-sign for Victory. From the podium, he is still a good piece away, but also in Bischofshofen, where he was four years ago so brutally overthrown, he confirmed his upward trend. 16. Place the fourth classification between the ages of 14 and 21 in the last eight days. If you look at where he was before the tour, confessed to, this is for Ammann worth almost as much as a victory.
13. overall, he is classified significantly better than a year ago. At that time he celebrated a little later in the ski jumping at Kulm even a podium place. The "grenade", as he says, like himself, did not succeed at the tour, but the Motivation is unbroken. Nevertheless, it is of course possible that the V-sign was also the farewell of the 37-year-old Toggenburgers of the four-hills-tournament. It would have been a jump to 130,5 m, which is quite easy to see. And, for the Rest of the season and the world Cup in Seefeld is some hope. With Peier Ammann has now, for once, a locomotive in your own Team. Two Swiss in the Top 15 of the tour standings there was, incidentally, the last time eleven years ago (6. Andreas Küttel, 15. Ammann). (sda)
Created: 06.01.2019, 21:06 PM