Congrats Norges…

Ready… Steady… GO… As every year my calendar shows me it is time for Ski Jumper’s Golf Trophy, an “international” tournament, which I really enjoy every year. On a relaxing 9-hole-round and a dinner in the evening, me and my ski jumping colleagues have the opportunity to exchange news and have a great time with each other. Together with my team colleagues of TEAM AUSTRIA we started a rematch against the Norges, who won the title last year. My this year’s golfing performance was quite good and that’s why I wanted to show my best at this day’s tournament and of course, have a great day with the Norges.

It’s great to see my ski jumping colleagues in a completely different atmosphere and to chat, which has not to be about ski jumping all the time. Beside the ambition, which no one could let go on, the coming together for dinner in the evening and especially on the green was important to us.

The conditions for the golf match were great at Zillertal: The weather was perfect and there was not too much wind for the drives. At the last hole I dimpled two balls in the water, however, I am quite satisfied with my performance this day 😉. Nevertheless my performance was not good enough to help my team to win against the Norges. Of course, we would have been glad to win the match, therefore we have to beat them next year 😉. My favourite rematch would be, of course, on the jump – if that works, I can cope with losing the Golf Trophy 😉.

My team and I start summer season with some awesome training sessions. Wish you all a good start of summer,

Michi

Bye Bye Raw Air Tour, see you next year

This year’s Raw Air Tour really was a difficult tour for me. It was not easy for me to get into the real flying mood. We had great conditions in Norway and great ski-jumping days, of course I was hoping for better jumps but it was not meant to be.

In ski-jumping everything can be really tight and there were some beautiful memories as well. The podium with the team and the podium in the single competition together with Krafti, beautiful moments which I could not expect like that. I was not expecting to stand on the podium again with Krafti but sometimes it works out good and I will take the positive feelings with me now.

At the competition in Trondheim little by little I was able to step up my flying but it stayed hard to get into the real flow. The days before have been difficult for me due to little physical problems and that is why I can totally accept a 19th place.

At the final team competition in Vikersund I was not unhappy with my performance because of the difficult days I had before. The feeling during some jumps was not that bad and every jump was above the 200m mark. That is the feeling I have to take with me to Planica.

I am looking forward to the atmosphere, the whole flair, my friends and family that will cheer for me. It always is a great season final in Planica.

See you soon,

Michi