After his second place in Oberstdorf, the ski jumper is optimistic for a successful competition on New Year’s Day in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In order to be optimally prepared, he even waived his New Year’s Eve celebration.
With Karl Geiger in the favorites role, the traditional New Year’s jumping of the ski jumpers is on the program this Wednesday (from 2 p.m. in the live ticker at t-online.de). More than 20,000 spectators are expected at the second stage of the four hill tour on the large Olympic ski jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The Allgäu violinist took second place at the start in his home town of Oberstdorf and once again demonstrated his currently outstanding form with a win in the Garmisch qualification on New Year’s Eve. The recently weakening triple world champion Markus Eisenbichler and Stephan Leyhe are also candidates for a good placement.
“I have nothing to lose”
“Now I’m going on the attack, I have nothing to lose. I want to catch up and annoy the others,” said the German four hill tour hope after the qualification victory in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
On New Year’s Eve, the Oberstdorfer wanted to do without a big celebration. “We make a small dinner, a campfire. We go down there in a leisurely circle and tomorrow we attack again,” said the vice world champion after his second place.
Nine DSV eagles in New Year’s jumping
Looking forward to the competition on New Year’s Day. “I’m relaxed, easy-going, but also really focused. At the moment, I really like concentrating on point X. It helps if you don’t get stressed out,” he said.
A total of nine of the twelve DSV eagles qualified for the New Year’s competition. Stephan Leyhe (Willingen) was also in good shape as twelfth and Constantin Schmid (Oberaudorf) in 13th place. Pius Paschke (Kiefersfelden / 26th), Philipp Raimund (Oberstdorf / 28th), Martin Hamann (Aue / 34.), Luca Roth (Meßstetten / 35.) And Moritz Baer (Gmund-Dürnbach / 50.).