Ski jumping: Polish team wins at Willingen
PR dla Zagranicy
A team of four Polish ski jumpers won the World Cup competition in Willingen, Germany, on Saturday, the second such win for Poland
Team Poland Piotr Żyła, Kamil Stoch, Dawid Kubacki and Maciej Kot celebrates winning the long hill team event at the Ski Jumping World Cup in Willingen, Germany, 28 January 2017. Photo: EPA/HASAN BRATIC
Ski jumpers Maciej Kot, Piotr Żyła, Dawid Kubacki and Kamil Stoch gained 931.5 points coming in ahead of teams from Austria (919.2 points) and Germany (910.7 points) during the competition.
Crucial for the success of Poland was the tight team performance, as none of the four athletes had a bad jump.
“We had eight good jumps today and that made the difference and was the key to our success. It was a lot of fun to jump here in Willingen. Our team spirit is really good and our coach Stefan Horngacher has a lot of influence on the atmosphere within our team”, Maciej Kot was quoted by the International Ski Federation as saying.
Kot added that “the level is very high at the moment. About ten athletes can win in the World Cup right now. Of course I hope that tomorrow one of us will be able to win here in Willingen.”
The individual competition in Willingen will start on Sunday at 3:05 pm CET. (rg)