All Poles advanced to the competition. That's the only good news

All Poles advanced to the competition.  That's the only good news

On Friday, the prologue to the first Raw Air competition in Oslo took place. All Polish representatives qualified. Nevertheless, these attempts were not of the highest order.

On Friday, March 8, the Raw Air series began. Let us remind you that there have been a lot of changes compared to what we have seen so far. Competitors who do not finish in their fifties in Oslo will finish the competition and will not be able to take part in the competitions in Trondheim and Vikersund. Adam Małysz did not like these changes.

All Poles advanced to Saturday's competition

The first Polish representative to appear on the beam in the Prologue was Maciej Kot. Unfortunately, the competitor returning to the World Cup improved his training attempt by only one meter and achieved a distance of 117.5 meters. This result ultimately allowed him to advance to Saturday's competition.

Then we watched three Poles in a row – Kamil Stoch, Dawid Kubacki and Piotr Żyła. The first of them showed great performance during training (132.5 m), but unfortunately in the prologue he only achieved 122 m, which of course guaranteed him promotion to the competition.

Next was a man from Nowy Targ, who jumped half a meter shorter than his older colleague. However, better marks for style and compensation for wind meant that he was classified higher than his compatriot. In turn, “Wiewiór” jumped 121 meters and placed behind the three-time Olympic champion.

Stefan Kraft wins the prologue in Oslo

They were followed by Halvor Egner Granerud. The Norwegian, who also has problems this season, jumped further than the Poles – 125.5 meters. After him, the last white-and-red rider – Aleksander Zniszczoł – took the beam. As befits a leader, he jumped further than his compatriots. Thomas Thurnbichler's ward jumped a distance of 127 m and also secured promotion to Saturday's individual competition.

The prologue in Oslo was won by Daniel Huber (134.5 m). Johann Andre Forfang (133 m) was second, and Marius Lindvik (133 m) was on the lowest step of the podium. It is worth noting that the veteran, Noriaki Kasai, advanced to Saturday's competition in Oslo.

Poles' results:

  • 20. Aleksander Zniszczoł

  • 27. Dawid Kubacki

  • 29. Kamil Stoch

  • 31. Piotr Żyła

  • 42. Maciej Kot

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