Dawid Kubacki finally with a smile on his face. It was the best performance of the season

Dawid Kubacki finally with a smile on his face.  It was the best performance of the season

Dawid Kubacki took eighth place in Saturday's Ski Jumping World Cup competition in Sapporo. The Pole summed up his successful performance in Japan.

It was quite a successful Saturday for Polish jumpers. In the absence of coach Thomas Thurnbichler, under the supervision of assistant Wojciech Topor, the three Poles scored points in the final series of the competition in Sapporo. The best of Poles was Dawid Kubacki. The only Polish Olympic medalist from the Games in Beijing (2022) took eighth place.

Dawid Kubacki about his best performance of the season

The Polish jumper finished 122 meters in the first series. It was even better in the second attempt, where he landed at a distance of 128 meters. Interestingly, Kubacki in the trial series, just before Saturday's competition, was… the worst of the Poles. However, when it came to the competition, he became the team leader, achieving the best result in the current season.

– I am satisfied. Both jumps were very similar to each other, done in a nice range. I don't think these are the highest level jumps yet. But I think the whole stay in Japan is okay for now. We had a relaxed training before the competition, we did a few jumps. It also worked out well in qualifying. The trial series was not entirely successful, but the competition was OK, admitted Kubacki to the Eurosport camera.

The hero of the day was undoubtedly Noriaki Kasai. The Japanese ski jumping legend is still enjoying his starts and in Sapporo we witnessed a historic moment. Kasai, 51, finished 30th, scoring points in the World Cup, making him the oldest competitor in history, both in the competition and in points.

– I have been following him for many years. Formerly as a fan, later at competitions, when we jumped together. What he has achieved is impressive. Additionally, he has such enthusiasm that it is obvious that he simply must love this sport – Kubacki assessed the Japanese with a smile.

World Cup in Sapporo. Where and when to watch the ski jumping competition?

One more individual competition is planned on the Okurayama hill. On Sunday (i.e. February 18), the qualifications will take place at 1:30 a.m. Polish time (broadcast on Eurosport and Eurosport Extra on Player). However, the first competition series will start at 3:00. It will be available on Eurosport 1, on open TVN and on Eurosport Extra in the previously mentioned Player.

Additionally, Eurosport channels are available, among others: on the Polsat Box Go platform.

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