- The Japanese Ryoyu Kobayashi crowns himself the winner of the 70th Four Hills Tournament. The day’s victory goes to Daniel Huber (AUT).
- Gregor Deschwanden finished 25th as the best Swiss in the 2nd competition in Bischofshofen.
- Killian Peier (28th) and Simon Ammann (47th) don’t get going at the end of the tour.
The Four Hills Tournament has found its expected winner with Ryoyu Kobayashi (5th). With the second “Grand Slam” after 2019, however, it didn’t come to anything for the Japanese. The reason for this was a controversial decision by the jury, which spoke out in front of the top jumpers in the knockout duels for a shortening of the run-up.
Austrians end the drought
The tour leader and qualification winner Kobayashi ended up only in fifth place. His competitor Marius Lindvik was hit even harder. As with the first jump in Bischofshofen, the Norwegian showed nerves and landed after 126 meters. Lindvik improved to 10th place in the finals, but could no longer endanger Kobayashi.
With Daniel Huber, an Austrian flew onto the podium for the first time after eleven podium-less jumping competitions – and right on top. The Salzburg man won his home competition ahead of third overall Halvor Granerud (NOR) and World Cup leader Karl Geiger (GER). The conclusion was also forgiving for the Slovenian Lovro Kos (9th), who won the decision with a flight of 144 meters Fall from the previous day could reciprocate.
Swiss again not in the top 20
Gregor Deschwanden, the best Swiss in the knockout duel, had only just qualified for the final with a difference of 0.2 points. There the 30-year-old flew to 124.5 meters, which gave him 25th place in the final bill. At the halfway point of the competition, Horwer was still in 21st place.
Killian Peier, on the other hand, also missed an exploit the last time he jumped. The Romand was already 11 meters shorter in his first jump than in the qualification, where Peier was listed fifth with 135 meters. In the decision he landed after 123.5 meters and thus on the 28th final rank. Simon Ammann (118 m) clearly missed the second round in 47th place.
The Swiss trio thus finished the tour in the overall ranking in 13th (Peier), 14th (Deschwanden) and 37th (Ammann). For Deschwanden, who was able to qualify for all four final competitions for the first time on a tour, this means the best classification at the Four Hills Tournament.
So it goes on
After the tour, the athletes will again have an individual and team competition (8/9 January – SRF broadcasts live) in the World Cup in Bischofshofen, before going to Zakopane in Poland for the following weekend for two competitions (15/16 January) dislocate.