The ascent continues!
Happy New Year!
The whole season I already feel very good and I’m glad that I could take this positive feeling into the new year.
After our short Christmas break, we were all looking forward to the start of the tournament in Oberstdorf. After all, this was the first tour with an audience in two years. And it was wonderful! At all stops, the spectators came in masses to the stadiums and made a super atmosphere. Thanks for that!
My performances in the tour were very constant, on a high level, with the places 12 in Oberstdorf, 10 in Garmisch, 7 in Innsbruck and 4 in Bischofshofen I was second best Austrian in the top 10 of the overall ranking behind Krafti.
The following week we had a great start in Zakopane and I could win the team competition together with Krafti, Fetti and Dani (Tschofenig). In the individual jumps I was again fully involved, but unfortunately not quite under the TOP 10.
The jump under the TOP 10 I managed then in Japan again, at least in the qualis 😉 but also the competitions were good; on Sunday the result was a little bit blown by the wind. Congratulations to Krafti, who celebrated his 27th World Cup win there on Saturday! 😊
On the way back from Japan, our whole team caught a virus. Some others and me unfortunately so badly that we could not travel to the Kulm for ski flying. I was so looking forward to flying in front of an Austrian audience. But the team delivered, the air show was tremendous!
Fortunately, I am feeling better now and can make the trip to Willingen. For me it is important to stay in the flow. I’m looking forward to Willingen – but almost more to Lake Placid a week later. During my comeback from the disc surgery I could win once on the small hill and twice on the big hill in the Conticup there.
And after the USA comes the World Championships and of course I am already curious how we will do there. In any case, I will give everything again in the coming weeks …