Dawid Kubacki took 18th place in Friday’s qualifications for the competition in Zakopane. He was definitely the best Pole that day. In an interview with Eurosport, he admitted that he saw progress in his jumping.
The weekend with ski jumping in Zakopane ends the first edition of the Polish Tournament, which has been running for a week. So far, the competitors have competed in Wisła and Szczyrk (only qualifications took place). Friday was a successful day for Dawid Kubacki. The world champion from Seefeld was 9th in two training sessions (136 and 128.5 meters respectively), and in Friday’s qualifications he was 18th after a jump of 135 meters.
This is how Kubacki summed up his jumps
After the day, Dawid Kubacki did not hide his satisfaction with his attempts. In each of the above-mentioned series, he was the best Polish representative. “Mustaf” confessed that he sees light at the end of the tunnel and his condition should be getting better.
– It was a nice day on the hill. You could say that I made 3/3, those were solid jumps, but definitely not great, because I’m probably still a little short of that ideal. However, everything is heading in the right direction and that is encouraging. I had a lot of fun jumping and I can see the progress, said Kubacki in an interview with Eurosport.
A moment later, the Pole expanded his statement, confirming that he was slowly reaching a higher level. Let us remind you that this season has not been going well for him from the very beginning, just like for other Polish jumpers.
– Something has moved forward. We talked about it earlier that it requires several repetitions to become automatic, and it’s definitely not automatic jumping because it’s not super fluid. You can see that I still have some control. However, the more jumps I do in qualifying, the more automatic movements will appear and the results should be better – added the 33-year-old.
Kubacki will be the last to jump
After a successful day, the ski jumper born in Nowy Targ was certain to take part in Saturday’s team competition. He will be the last one to jump in the Polish team. Apart from him, Kamil Stoch, Paweł Wąsek and Aleksander Zniszczoł will perform on the ski jumping hill in Zakopane.
In an interview with Eurosport, Kubacki announced that the Poles would take up the challenge and fight for the podium. If they managed to finish in the top three, it would be a nice surprise for the fans, considering the course of the season so far. The competition in Zakopane starts at 16:00.